What is Gall Bladder Stones?

Gall bladder stones or Cholelithiasis is a condition where stones or calculi are formed in gall bladder. Gall bladder is a small pear shaped organ present just beneath the liver and helps to store and concentrate bile juice secreted by the liver before releasing it into small intestine for digestive purposes. Gall stones are a very common disorder affecting 20% of population. Though it can affect both genders and any age group it is more common among women, especially above forty years of age.

Causes

  • Increased Cholesterol concentration: function of the gall bladder is to store bile juice. The bile has the ability to dissolve Cholesterol excreted by the liver but when there is increased concentration of Cholesterol, the bile juice secreted is not sufficient to dissolve the excess of cholesterol which precipitates and forms crystals which later on turn into stones. These types of stones are also known as “Cholesterol stones” which are the most common type of gall stones.
  • Increased bile pigments – Bilirubin and other bile pigments are released due to the breakdown of Red blood cells. When there is increase in the amount of bilirubin due to any conditions like blood disorder, liver cirrhosis or infections, it can lead to stones called “Pigment stones” formation.
  • Defect in gall bladder emptying – If there is delay in gall bladder emptying or does not empty completely it can lead to formation of gall stones.

Risk factors

The risk factors for developing gall stones are:

  • Gender – women are more at risk compared to men for developing gall stones
  • Age – There is more incidence of gall stones above the age of forty
  • Life style – sedentary life style increases the risk of gall stones
  • Weight – Obesity or losing weight rapidly both increase gall stone risk
  • Diet – taking heavy meals rich in fats and cholesterol and poor in fibre content increases the chance for developing gall stones
  • Pregnant and multiparous women have more risk of developing gall stones
  • Family history – positive family history also increases the risk for gall stones
  • Medications – like hormonal pills and contraceptives.
  • Liver problems
  • Diabetes Mellitus

Symptoms

In many individuals affected by gall stones it is most often asymptomatic. Symptoms develop as the gall bladder tries to expel the stone out. In some cases the stone may obstruct the bile duct causing Obstructive jaundice. The common symptoms which patient may experience are:

  • Pain – especially in right upper region of abdomen, with it radiating to right shoulder blade in some
  • Gastric problems – like heaviness, bloating, gas, indigestion and acidity
  • Fever, nausea and vomiting in acute attack
  • Jaundice

Homeopathy treatment for gall bladder stones

Homeopathy treatment is a safe and effective method of treating gall stones and it’s complications without necessity of any surgical interventions. It’s highly dynamic and potent medications, selected on an individual physical, mental and emotional symptoms not only facilitate removal of stone naturally but also go to the root of the disease to prevent recurrence. The highly experienced doctors at Positive Homeopathy have dealt successfully many cases of gall stones and cured them.

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