Post by DoctoriDuniya
Over the time the cases of gallbladder stones have increased rapidly. It has become one of the most common problems of people of India. The gallbladder is a small organ which is located under the liver. Gallstones develop in the gallbladder. Gallstones are not the real stones but are pieces of solid material that build up in the gallbladder. They are of two types –Cholesterol stones and Pigment stones.
Cholesterol stones are green and yellow in color that is most common type of stones. Pigment stones are made up of the accumulation of bilirubin which is made of bile. Here are the five important facts of Gallbladder Stones-
• Female: Female are more susceptible to develop gallbladder stone than men because of their high level of oestrogens.
• Fat: Being overweight is one of the most common causes that keep you at risk of gallstones. Because of their excessive cholesterol present in the liver, they are more prone to develop gallstones.
• Pregnant females: Pregnant females are also at the high risk of developing gallstones.
• Digestive problem: People who regularly suffer from the digestive problems are at a higher risk.
• Forty: If you are above 40 , you are at great risk of developing gallstones.
Common Causes of Gallstones
• Fat or cholesterol-rich diet
• Rapid weight loss within a short period of time
• Low fiber food
• Suffering from Diabetes
• Family history of Gallstones
• Suffering from Liver cirrhosis
• Having medications for lowering cholesterol
Symptoms of Gallstones- They are mostly called as silent stone because in most of the cases they show no symptoms. Some people have gallstones but they do not know they have it. Some people may experience these symptoms.
• Digestive problems like bloating, indigestion and heartburn and gas
• Clay /dark colored stools
• Yellowish tint on the skin or eyes, indicating jaundice
How to diagnosis gallstones–
• Blood Test
• Abdominal scan
• Gallbladder Radionuclide Scan
Once your gallstone is diagnosed, your doctor will recommend you the treatment process. In most of the cases, you have to go through surgery. Gallstone surgery is of two types:
• Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
• Open Cholecystectomy
Prevention of Gallstones-
Following steps can be taken to prevent gallstones:
4 Ways to Prevent Gallstones-
Reduce your weight if you are obese- Obesity is one of the most common factors in a person’s health that increases the risk of stone formation. If you are overweight or obese, the important thing you can do for your health to prevent gallstones is to lose weight. However avoid rapid weight loss, weight loss should be slow and steady.
Eat Healthy and Exercise- Your eating habit contributes a great role in developing gallstones. Avoid eating fatty foods. Eat fresh fruits, grains, and vegetables. Exercise can also reduce your chances of getting gallstones. 30 minutes walk can give you extra prevention from gallstones. Here is the list of food you can munch upon.
Fiber- Whole-grain bread, cereals, and vegetables are rich in fiber that can help you lose weight and may prevent gallstones.
Fruits and veggies- Consuming lots of fruits and vegetables may prevent gallstones.
Nuts- Nuts, such as almonds and walnuts, may prevent gallstones
Sugar- Excessive sugar in your diet may cause gallstones, so prevent yourself from consuming excessive sweets.
Carbs- Eating foods that are rich in carbohydrates also increase your risk.
Coffee- According to studies, coffee lessens your chances of developing gallstones.
Exercise- Getting regular exercise can help you keep your weight down, which may prevent gallstones. Thirty minutes walk can also help prevent gallstone.
Avoid Certain Medications- Consuming certain medication also increases your chances of gallstone.You should consult your doctor about your risk of developing gallstones, and ask if there are other medications that may be better for you.
We know that it’s not easy to follow healthy diet and exercise regime because of the busy schedule. What maximum you can do to make an effort to follow healthy lifestyle. So that you can prevent future complications.
“STAY INFORMED, STAY HEALTHY”