Yes, you can get help with your gallbladder problem
and there are alternatives to gallbladder surgery. There is hope!
GALLBLADDER ATTACKS can be
both very painful and frightening. It is easy to understand why so many people opt for gallbladder surgery after
experiencing even one gallbladder attack. But there are both natural supplements and natural foods that can manage
gallbladder disease to help prevent both surgery and the discomfort of gallbladder colic.
SYMPTOMS may include one or more of the following:
right-sided chest pain below rib cage
pain in the back right shoulder blade
nausea or queasiness
belching or burping
The gall bladder, which sits just below the rib cage to
the right of the stomach, is very tender to touch. It can be so painful that it takes your breath away. You may
not be able to walk without bending over. Sometimes the pain radiates through to the back shoulder blade on the
right side or in the middle between the shoulder blades. This is pain from the gallbladder referring to the back
of the shoulder. This back shoulder blade chest pain is one of the most common yet unknown symptoms of a gallbladder
disorder. This can come and go or be constant. It may be sharp, excruciating or dull. It may also occur especially
at night. A gallbladder attack will typically
last for one to four hours.
Is this a gallstone attack or what else could
Pain in the right side of the chest or in the upper right quadrant (area) of the body can be due to more than gallbladder
problems. The differential diagnosis should be done by examination and questioning by your doctor.
If the pain is severe, tests may be done to rule out stomach, pancreas, liver or gallbladder. If you have come
to this site, you have some suspicion yourself that your gallbladder is involved. The questionnaire provided for
you is a helpful indicator since additional gallbladder symptoms help to confirm your suspicions. Pain alone is
not usually enough. If the pain is located mid-center beneath the rib cage, this can also be gallbladder related.
Appendicitis pain can also be referred to the mid-center.
WHAT CAUSES A
The pain can come from a stone making its way down the biliary duct or bile tube toward the duodenum of the small
intestine. It can also be caused by a back up of bile in the gallbladder (with or without stones) that causes it
to swell from fullness causing discomfort. Or it can come from an infected gallbladder itself that becomes inflammed
known as cholecystitis.
That's what's happening in the moment. But the underlying causes of stone forming or bile thickening or low-functioning
gallbladder are important to understand in order to heal the root of the problem. Hypothyroidism is a major conrtibuting
cause to gallbladder disease of all kinds. The thyroid is responsible for metabolism and when it is not working
optimally, metabolism in general slows down. Your digestion may be slower, the bowels may be slower, gallbladder
emptying may be slower, even thinking may be slower. Food allergies are also major contributors to gallbladder
disease. They cause a histamine release that can cause excessive fluid in the bile ducts, causing them to back
up. It is important to isolate those specific foods by eliminating them and introducing them back in one at a time
and watch for reactions, so that you know just what is causing the problem. There is an entire page dedicated to
just this allergy sleuthing and one for hypothyroid as well which you will want to peruse at your leisure.
What do I do now?
But for now, step one is to see your doctor for a diagnosis. It's important to know exactly what is going on. Then,
if you haven't already done so, fill out the gallbladder symptom questionnaire. It will give you suggestions on
what to do at this moment based on your individual symptoms for example, get out of pain and discomfort. If it's
weight gain due to gallbladder disease, it may be trying the allergy elimination diet to start. Order what you
need to get started, and if you need help, you can always schedule a consultation to get pointed in the right direction.
We might order blood tests for you to check your thryoid or to check if insulin resistance is contributing to high
cholesterol and/or to gallstone formation. Then read up on your areas of interest on this site, from weight gain
to gallbladder removal; it's all here.
I have put together combinations of products for specific problems. But they are not enough without major dietary
changes. Read the gallbladder diet page from top to bottom. And if everything you eat causes pain, go to my gallbladder
pain relief recipes on the diet page and implement them immediately. The flax seed tea is the simple to make and
If you want to improve your gallbladder health, you need to educate yourself about the workings of the gallbladder
and whole biliary system. You need to understand the root of your problem. Treat this site like a book. Read it
Even if you don't have a gallbladder, if you're on this page
you still have gallbladder symptoms. If you don't have
gallstones, you could develop them in the future if you
don't make changes now. There is hope. But it's up to you. Educate yourself. Implement the necessary changes.
The gallbladder starter kit can kick start your program and help to reduce the pain or discomfort. It is designed
improve the health of the bile and your overall digestion.
Good luck and good reading.
Gallbladder symptoms (non-attack)
For non-attack, general symptoms that may be related to the gallbladder please go to gallbladder symptoms or to
specific diseases at gallbladder disease.
Gallbladder attacks are more commom than you may think. Gallstones affect more than
25 million American (our total population being 310 million in early 2011). One million new cases of gallstones
are diagnosed annually, according to the American Gastroenterological Association.
removals take place every year in the USA alone, and since the diet of the general American population is not improving,
those numbers are rising.
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can properly diagnose and treat any disease or disorder. The supplements discussed herein are not meant to treat
any disease but are for nutritional support of the body only. The user understands that the information in this
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