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Gall Bladder Disease

Information about Gall Bladder Disease

We Have to Know about the Gall Bladder Disease

  • Gall bladder disease includes inflammation, infection, stones, or obstruction of the gallbladder
  • Types of gallbladder disease include:
  • Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder)
  • Cholelithiasis (gallstones)

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Pain in the right hypochondrium

Causes of Gall Bladder Disease

  • Conditions which slow or obstruct the flow of bile out of the gallbladder result in gallbladder disease.

Do’s and Don’ts of Gall Bladder Disease

Signs & Symptoms of Gall Bladder Disease

  • Abdominal fullness or gas
  • Abdominal pain: Severe, located on the right side (right upper quadrant) or in the upper middle of the abdomen
  • Occurring after meals
  • Worse during deep intake of breath
  • Radiating to back or below the right shoulder blade
  • Fever, nausea, and vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Chills and shaking
  • Chest pain under the breastbone

Medical advice for Gall Bladder Disease

  • If there is severe abdominal pain
  • Recurring abdominal pain

Risk factors of Gall Bladder Disease

  • Female who are of women bearing age that are obese and above forty

Treatment of Gall Bladder Disease

  • Medicines
  • Surgery in some cases

Self-care for Gall Bladder Disease

  • Weight reduction, and reducing intake of fatty foods, may reduce symptoms in people with gallbladder disease.

Investigations of Gall Bladder Disease

  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Abdominal CT scan
  • Abdominal x-ray
  • Endoscopy
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