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sarah clarke

on 8 June 2016

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Transcript of Gallstones

Gallstones are made up of bile that has hardened in the gallbladder
Your gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ on the right side of your stomach underneath your liver
Gallstones can range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as big as a golf ball
When someone gets these gallbladder issues they most likely end up getting their gallbladder removed
You can have more than one stone in your gallbladder
Gallstones and gallbladder issues are hereditary and get passed down through the family genes.
Sudden and quickly increasing pain in the upper right part of the stomach
Pain beneath your breast bone
Pain between your shoulder blades
Pain in your right shoulder
There are two types of stones that can be created cholesterol and pigment stones
Your body contains to much cholesterol
Your body contains to much bilirubin
Your gallbladder does not empty correctly
Treatment is only necessary if experiencing symptoms
Surgical removal of the gallbladder is the most common treatment
you can have Non-surgical therapy or your doctor can watch and wait

There is no prevention but you can reduce the risk of getting them
Maintain a healthy weight
Eat regular, balanced meals
Exercise regularly
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