Gall bladder is small sack located under the liver on the left side oh your abdomen. Function of the gall bladder is to holds and release concentrate digestive fluid called bile, which is a product of the liver. Bile is released through bile duct, in order to help digesting the food by braking down fats and other food into the small particles.
Gallstones in the gallbladder are formed in cases when parts of mineral stones or hardened cholesterol are caught in the gall bladder. Depending of chemical composition of the bile in your gall bladder, you are more or less apt to have gall bladder stones than the other people.
Chemical composition of gall stones in the bladder can vary, but usually it is made of calcium bilirubinate (10%), pigment stones (20%) and cholesterol mixed with other bile content and calcium salts (70&). In cases when these gallstones from, they sometimes block the exit duct, resulting is the disorder called gallstones.
Sometimes you can not notice that you even have gallstones in your gall bladder, but in other cases the can produce very serious symptoms, like vomiting, pain in the upper part of the abdomen, nausea, belching or bloating. Also, sometimes infection of gall bladder can occur, resulting in chills, fever, indigestion, stomach pain and inflammation.
Causes of forming the gallstones can vary, and they are not always known. Besides chemical composition of gallbladder bile fluid, one of most suspected causes can be your diet. Diet with lots of sugar can be one of the causes, and also presence or some types of current disease, such as inflammatory bowel diseases or digestive tract disorders. Obesity or sudden weight loss may also be one of the causes. Women and men over forty are more apt to get gallstones, than a men or younger people.
Gall bladder stones may come in different sizes and have no particular symptoms. But in cases when gallstones are bigger, surgery is only option for removal of gallstones. But, prior to surgery, there are some herbs and supplements that you can try, in order to help dissolve your gallstones by it selves.
There are some supplements and herbs that you can try, in order to help yourself with your gallstone problems.
There are some substances that you can use as a prevention, in order to prevent forming of the gallstones, and the other who can help you to dissolve the gallstones, enhance the flow of bile from our gall bladder to the intestines and, in some cases, if we are to prone to have a gallstones, change the composition of bile.
You can try some herbal teas or mixtures, like flaxseed oil; it helps in forming fat acids. Fatty acids are very important to functions of our bowels and intestine. Peppermint herb is the other; it has the oil that can be very helpful as a supplement in our daily diet.
Also vitamins are very important to our daily diet, either as prevention, or in the process of helping to dissolve the gallstones; especially, vitamins E and C. Types of food that contains fiber are also helpful.