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Gall Stones Treatment Reliable & Affordable

Gall Stones Treatment is discussed and major issues pertaining to Gall Stone is discussed herewith.

Q. What is Gallbladder? What is the function of it?

Gall bladder is a pear shaped pouch which is located under the liver. Its primary function is to store and concentrate bile. Gall bladder also secretes mucus .The gallbladder serves as a reservoir for bile while it’s not being used for digestion. The bile helps the digestive process by breaking up fats. It also drains waste products from the liver into the duodenum, a part of the small intestine.

Q. What are Gall Stones and What are the types of Gall Stones?

Gallstones are generally small, hard deposits inside the gallbladder that are generally formed when stored bile crystallizes. Gallstones range in size. They can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as an apricot. The three most common types of gall stones are:
  • Cholesterol gallstones
  • Pigment gallstones
  • Mixed stones
Cholesterol gallstones are associated with female sex. Other risk factors include the following: • Obesity • Pregnancy • Gallbladder stasis • Drugs • Heredity Cholesterol gallstones are more common in women who have experienced multiple pregnancies. A major contributing factor is thought to be the high progesterone levels of pregnancy. Other causes of gallbladder stasis associated with increased risk of gallstones include high spinal cord injuries, prolonged fasting with total parenteral nutrition, and rapid weight loss associated with severe caloric and fat restriction (eg, diet, gastric bypass surgery). A number of medications are associated with the formation of cholesterol gallstones. Estrogens administered for contraception or for the treatment of prostate cancer increase the risk of cholesterol. Clofibrate and other fibrate hypolipidemic drugs increase hepatic elimination of cholesterol via biliary secretion and appear to increase the risk of cholesterol gallstones. Somatostatin analogues appear to predispose to gallstones by decreasing gall bladder emptying. Black and brown pigment gallstones Black pigment … Continue Reading ››