Gallstones Symptoms

Gallstones Symptoms, Symptoms of Gallstones

Many people are suffering from gallstones and this terrible disease is increasing at an alarming rate. Gallstones are mostly found in elderly people and this disease rarely occurs in children and teenagers. According to medical researchers and scientific studies, gallstones mostly occur in women, as estrogen facilitates the development of solid particles in the gall bladder. Read about kidney stones symptoms and kidney stones sin men.

Gallstones Symptoms in the Gall Bladder
The following are some common gallstones symptoms:

  • Constant feeling of nausea and wanting to vomit.
  • Acute pain between your shoulder blades.
  • Severe pain in the body. Individuals having gallbladders will experience a sharp pain going through the body. This pain is especially felt in the upper part of the abdomen.

These are some of the symptoms that most gallstone victims will experience, and if neglected it can raise complications and lead to other health problems. Read about symptoms of mono and mono symptoms in adults.

Formation of Gallstones
Gallstones usually occur in the gallbladder due to the formation of solid particles. These solid particles are formed from bile, a liquid produce from the liver and very helpful for the digestion of fats and foods with high cholesterol. Excess of cholesterol in the bile and incomplete emptying of the gall bladder is the main cause for the formation of gallstones. This disease has a high incidence in overweight people, and in individuals with internal disorders (gastro-intestinal problems) and with high blood cholesterol levels.

Types of Gallstones
Usually there are two types of gallstones -
1. Cholesterol Stones – This type of stones are formed when excess cholesterol is present in the bile.
2. Pigment Stones – These stones occur when excess bilirubin is present in the bile.

Gallstones Treatment
Gallstone is usually treated with two common medical procedures: open surgery (cholecystectomy) and laparoscopic surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy). Open surgery involves the direct removal of the gallstones through surgery but laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a kind of modern surgery and nowadays it is preferred by both patients as well as surgeons. In laparoscopic surgery there is less risk and it leaves less pronounced scars and marks. This kind of surgery is generally done with the aid of a laparoscope, a tube shaped surgical instrument fitted with a camera. By using this device only a small incision is required during the surgery and recovery is quite faster than the open surgery. There are also many effective ways of treating gall stones, but it is quite important to treat the disease as early as possible. Read about pancreatitis symptoms.

Gallstones can also be overcome through diet and alternative medicines if treated in its early stage. However, when the disease takes its serious turn, physicians recommend the removal of gallstone only through surgery. Gallstone can be either chronic (chronic cholecystitis) or acute (acute cholecystitis). Chronic cholecystitis is less serious and individuals will experience milder symptoms, but on the other hand, an acute cholecystitis is more serious and will require surgery.

How to avoid gallstones?
According to recent medical research and studies, researchers have pointed out that people who eat meat are more likely to have gallstones as compared to their vegetarian counterparts. Most gallstone patients are reported to acquire the disease due to excess intake of fats and fewer intakes of starch and vegetables.  So, taking soluble fiber can help in reducing blood cholesterol level thus reducing the risk of formation of gallstone in the gall bladder.