There are several methods of surgically removing gallstones. Cholecystectomy entails removal of the gallbladder and the cystic duct. This is often the standard procedure when the problem includes a diseased gallbladder in addition to the gallstone issue. When the gallbladder is healthy but gallstones are present, patients actually have other options. These procedures will get… Read more The Blunt Truth About Gallstone Removal Surgery
Intermittent fasting (IF) has gained popularity as a non-traditional way of losing weight and improving metabolic biomarkers. Many swear by its efficacy, but is IF safe for everyone? Will it work for people with gallbladder issues? Or can fasting cause gallstones to act up? What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is a form of diet… Read more Can Intermittent Fasting Cause Gallstones!
You may have heard and read about liver and gallbladder cleanse. It is also sometimes called liver and gallbladder flush or liver and gallbladder detoxification. There are different methods for cleansing the liver and gallbladder, but they are similar in many respects. Most of these methods involve the use of olive oil, fruit juice, Epsom… Read more Could a liver and gallbladder cleanse make your pain worse?
You’ve probably heard this before. A patient with gallstones underwent gallbladder removal surgery only to experience the same gallstone pain 3 months later. Is it possible at all to have a gallbladder attack when there’s no more gallbladder to cause it in the first place? Well, yes and no. It’s possible to have stones forming… Read more Can you get gallstones after gallbladder removal surgery?
The most immediate cause of gallbladder attack symptoms is bile obstruction due to gallstones blocking the flow of the bile. This obstruction can occur on the gallbladder’s opening, along the cystic duct, or along the bile duct. However, since bile is a product of the liver, anything that affects liver health may also affect the… Read more Does Alcohol Cause Gallstones or Affect Gallbladder Pain?