Navigating Gallstones

Millions of people have gallstones and have no idea what to do about it. In this video, you are going to learn three things you need to know if you have gallstones.

Gallstones are tiny, hard rocks that form in the gallbladder. Gallstones form when substances in bile, such as cholesterol and bilirubin, harden into stone-like structures. They can slow or prevent bile from reaching the small intestine, leading to complications.

If left untreated, gallstones can cause inflammation of the gallbladder, known as cholecystitis. Cholecystitis can lead to severe pain, fever, and even infection. In some cases, gallstones can obstruct the common bile duct, causing jaundice, characterized by yellowing of the skin and eyes. This happens when the flow of bile is disrupted, leading to a buildup of bilirubin in the bloodstream. If not promptly addressed, gallstones can lead to inflammation of the pancreas, called pancreatitis. Gallstones can cause belly pain, itchy skin, and nausea. Sometimes gallstones can cause shoulder pain, usually the right shoulder. The pain can be mild or really bad, and it might get worse when you eat or even if you don’t eat.

Gallbladder removal is often offered, but this can cause other problems. The gallbladder performs important functions and removal alters the digestive process. Now people without a gallbladder can still be helped, but it is a lot easier to help those who have their gallbladder.

If you have gallstones and want to take action before gallbladder removal becomes necessary, then watch this video. Each point is important, but the third one is the most important, so I recommend that you watch this video to the end.