Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease

Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease

What is Gallbladder Disease?

The gallbladder can become inflamed, infected, or blocked through stones or infection. A gallbladder resides beneath the liver. It stores and concentrates bile produced in the liver. Bile helps with fat digestion and is released from the gallbladder into the upper small intestine when food is eaten. Gallbladder diseases include:

  • Tumors of the gallbladder and bile ducts
  • Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Congenital defects of the gallbladder
  • Growths of tissue in the gallbladder
  • Gangrene or abscesses
  • Gallstones
  • Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder)
  • Chronic acalculous gallbladder disease

Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease

If you have gallstones or any complications with your gallbladder, you may develop abdominal pain that ranges from mild to severe.

If a gallstone blocks the flow of bile to the gallbladder or small intestine, you may experience the following symptoms in addition to pain:

  • Itching
  • Night sweats
  • Dark urine
  • Greasy or light-colored stools
  • Jaundice
  • Fever and chills
  • Nausea or loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss

What Causes Gallbladder Disease?

It is often unclear why gallstones form, but there various factors that increase your risk of developing the disease:

How Does Obesity Affect Gallbladder Disease?

Obesity increases your risk of developing gallstones, especially for women. Researchers find that people with obesity may have higher levels of cholesterol in their bile, which can lead to gallstones. The gallbladders of obese people may also be large and dysfunctional. According to some studies, people who carry excess fat around their waists might have a higher risk of developing gallstones than those who carry fat around their hips and thighs. However, losing weight rapidly may increase your risk of forming gallstones. Be sure to discuss how to lose weight safely with your doctor.

Weight Loss

Weight loss may bring you other benefits such as a better mood, more energy, and a positive self-image. Losing weight at a slow pace may make it less likely that you will develop gallstones. Being obese and losing weight is a must! With the help of the HCG diet, you can achieve your goal even when you have gallbladder disease.

Diet is a natural way to boost metabolism and lose weight. HCG is a hormone your body produces. It regulates the hormone estrogen in women. HCG also increases testosterone levels in men. Weight loss with HCG diet is most effective when it targets the fat deposits in your body. You can lose up to a pound a day while learning healthier eating habits for weight loss results that last. The biggest benefits are steady and sure weight loss with a safe plan and improved health.

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