Why Do People Develop Gallbladder Problems?
If you have a problem with your gallbladder, do you know what caused it? Often people think their health conditions are genetic. If your mother or aunt had a gallbladder problem, then naturally you’ll develop one too. It doesn’t have to be that way.
If you have overindulged in unhealthy food and gained weight, that increases the risk of gallbladder problems, but it’s not the full explanation. Many overweight people have a perfectly healthy gallbladder, and most people who eat junk food don’t end up with gallbladder issues. Gut bug problems and liver problems are usually the reasons people develop gallbladder disease.
In many cases of chronic gallbladder problems there is persistent inflammation and/or bacterial infection in the gallbladder and bile ducts. These causes are not always diagnosed and thus remain untreated. Chronic inflammation and infection are associated with a thick mucus layer called biofilm and unless we eradicate this biofilm, the problem cannot be treated effectively. There is nothing better than NAC (n-acetyl cysteine) to break up or dissolve this problematic biofilm. Once the biofilm is gone, the body’s own immune defenses, herbal antimicrobials , or antibiotic drugs can eradiate the infection.
NAC will also help the liver cells to detoxify the bile. This detoxification will work even better if selenium is also supplemented. NAC is a precursor to glutathione. It is your body’s most powerful antioxidant and detoxifier. NAC reduces inflammation in your body and helps reduce inflammation in the gut and the gallbladder walls.
Livatone Plus contains all the essential ingredients to help the liver make healthier bile, but in cases of biofilm, extra NAC will need to be given.
Chronic gallbladder inflammation and/or infections can lead to the following:
- Acutely swollen and infected gallbladder which can be life threatening without surgery
- Gallbladder stones (cholelithiasis)
- Gallbladder polyps
- Gallbladder cancer
- Digestive problems
Some people continue to have symptoms of gallbladder and biliary duct dysfunction even after surgical removal of the gallbladder. The same strategy of Livatone Plus and extra NAC will be helpful in such cases. For more information see Dr Cabot’s book on the gallbladder called Save Your Gallbladder and what to do if you’ve already lost it. If you follow the strategies in this book, you can probably avoid losing your gallbladder.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.