Do You Know The Symptoms Of Gallstones?
Gallstones are incredibly common, and many people do not realize they have them. Between 10 and 15 percent of Americans will develop a gallbladder problem at some point in their life. They are more common in women, particularly those over the age of 40. Gallbladder problems tend to run in families.
Gallstones can cause a very painful gallbladder attack that results in a trip to hospital. But did you know there are far more subtle symptoms you need to watch out for?
Gallbladder surgery is one of the most commonly performed hospital procedures. In many cases, patients are rushed into surgery prematurely, when a more natural solution exists. In many cases, diet changes and nutritional supplements can restore the health of the gallbladder, preventing the need for surgery. Of course this depends on how severe the problem is and how long the gallbladder has been unwell.
The most common signs and symptoms of gallbladder dysfunction include:
- Indigestion, particularly after eating rich fatty meals or dairy products
- Abdominal bloating or a feeling of excessive fullness after meals
- Reflux or heartburn, also known as GERD
- Diarrhea or loose, urgent stools after some foods
- Abdominal cramps or other pain after a meal
- Discomfort behind the right shoulder blade, or top of the right shoulder
- Low tolerance to alcohol
- Sweating feet or excess sweating in the body in general
- Bad breath and coated tongue
These can be symptoms of other conditions, so it is best to see your doctor and obtain a proper diagnosis.
There are many ways to naturally overcome gallstones, which are effective in the majority of cases. You can read more about saving your gallbladder naturally here and in my book called Save Your Gallbladder, and what to do if you’ve already lost it.