Gallstones are formed from the accumulated bile components
in the gallbladder. Besides the gallbladder, gallstones may pass to other parts
of the biliary tract. As the result, the patients might suffer from acute
cholecystitis and the bile may be withheld in the gallbladder. This condition
is usually secondary to some bacterial infection. Another problem could be
obstruction of the bile duct, leading to severe complications such as cholangitis
or pancreatitis in some cases.
According to the statistics, one of every 12 people is diagnosed with gallstones at some point of the life. Patients suffering from this condition usually experience: sharp stomach pain and intense pain in the upper right part of the abdomen. Indigestion, fever and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and the skin) are also frequently present symptoms in people suffering from this medical problem. Patients may notice the change in the color of their urine as well. As we already stated, when gallstones move to bile duct there is a possibility of severe complications, which could bring even more pain for the patient.
Common treatment options usually include waiting to see if the condition passes on its own or if it doesn’t – surgical removal of the gallbladder. Since the gallbladder is an extremely important organ in the body, living without gallbladder may pose many problems. Without the gallbladder patients may suffer from diarrhea for the rest of their lives and also avoid fatty and spicy food and dairy products. Also, these patients are exposed to greater risk of bowel cancer, due to dripping bile.
Natural Treatment Options
Gallstones might be dissolved and flushed away using some simple and natural treatments. These can include either liver and gallbladder cleanse or clean food cleanse.
Liver and gallbladder cleanse is probably the most popular treatment of gallstones. Using some natural products, like lemon, grapefruit and extra virgin olive oil should help you to eliminate the gallstones within 24 hours. These natural ingredients will help your liver to eliminate accumulated toxins from the body and start working at its best to pass the gallstones.
Eating so-called “clean” food may also help your body to eliminate gallstones. Patients should use raw and fresh, especially organic food and avoid eating anything processed. This type of cleanse usually lasts for 4 days.
In most cases, even when people get rid of the gallstones they tend to come back and cause more problems. That’s why prevention is very important in this case and people prone to gallstones are advised to eat more fruits and vegetables and use vitamin C, as well as to engage in some regular everyday exercise. Red meats and cholesterol food should be avoided if you are having problems with the gallstones.