Most people know nothing about their gallbladder until it starts to cause them problems. As part of the digestive system it plays its role in helping to digest fats. Every year hundreds of thousands of people suffer from gallbladder disease, gallstones are on among the most common problems that affect people.
Women are twice as likely to develop gallbladder related problems and the pain associated with gallstones and other related illnesses can be agonizing. Most people find symptoms increase when they have eaten a fatty meal, this is because you’re overloading your already weakened gallbladder.
Gallstones which are found in the gallbladder produce no symptoms but if the gallstone exits the gallbladder then a person may suffer from pain and other symptoms. Commonly the problem of gallstones affects the people over the minimum age of 40 years especially the persons associated with high cholesterol levels. Women undergoing multiple pregnancies are also at higher risk. Some of the important symptoms of gallbladder stones are loss of appetite, fever, jaundice, dyspepsia, intense, nausea and vomit, and very sudden pain at the top-right part of the abdomen.
Many people don’t have any symptoms at all and don’t realise that they’re storing up problems for the future by continuing to eat a diet high in fats. Maintaining a healthy balanced diet and drinking plenty of water can help prevent this mainly self inflicted agony.
If you have or are going to consult your doctor it may be recommended that you’ve an operation to remove your gallbladder. Whilst this may be the only way for many surgically removing the gallbladder means you’re losing an important internal organ. The loss of this body can mean many unpleasant side effects such as diarrhea, nausea and a higher risk of colon and bowel cancer.
New studies are showing the removing your gallbladder can increase the risk of both intestine and colon cancers.
We have a gallbladder for a reason. Bile that is generated by the liver is kept in the gallbladder ready to assist with the digestion of the next meal. With no gallbladder to store this bile acid it passes through to the bowel which causes irritation and therefore diarrhea. The damage to the intestinal lining can give rise to cancer.
The gallbladder is placed under the liver in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. It stores and concentrates bile produced by the liver and releases it into the duodenum or first part of the small intestine when a fatty meal is consumed. The bile along with other enzymes plays an important role in digestion. Malfunctioning of the gallbladder can be caused by inflammation, infection or stones that irritate or actually block all or some of the bile duct. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, bloating, fever, nausea, vomiting. It is difficult to handle the acute symptoms with something other than pain medicines for symptomatic relief of pain and possibly antibiotics. Severe cases too often lead to surgery to remove stones or the entire gallbladder sac. Tests to measure blood chemistries and an imaging study such as ultrasound or CT scan may be a need to determine the urgency in the acute phase.
This is certainly a sensible option to save yourself from what is a major operation that will have an impact on the quality of your life during the rest of your life.
You can flush gallstones from your body if they’re small enough and it can be made naturally. A simple gallbladder flush takes only 24 hours. One method is the extra virgin olive oil and grapefruit method.
You can also help keep not only your gallbladder but your entire digestive system healthy by making sure you eat a healthy balanced diet that is low in fat and high in fibre. Be sure to stay properly hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Keeping your digestive system healthy means less pain and discomfort and minimize the risk of adverse illness and disease.
QUESTION: Serious unidentified disease. Please help.?This post will be long. For 1½ years now i've looked for medical help to no avail and every day my symptoms get worse. This happened very suddenly, out of the blue one day. I was healthy as ever, and one day i was sick. More sick than ever before. Here's all the symptoms i have/have had, they appear and different moments and different severities. *shortness of breath. It's kind of like i have the urge to breathe deeper, but i can't. I feel something pushing against my lungs preventing them from expanding. *wheezing, abrupt random onsets. I was diagnosed with asthma, however 2 months of healing medicine hasn't helped a bit. Neither do rescue inhalers. It's a bubbly feeling in my left lung, sometime it turns more severe,bubbles all up and down my respiratory tract, and i wheeze. This is on inhale btw, and classic asthma is an exhalation problem. *heart palpitations/rythm issues. It can vary from rapid heartbeat, that arrives when im randomly doing even nothing, like reading a book can make my rate go to 140bpm. Then i also have palpitations, hard thumps in my chest, sometimes very painful. One time i had a severe arrythmic episode, that thankfully only lasted a few seconds. During this i couldn't breathe, and i almost fainted. *clicking sound in heart. After strenuous excersise i can hear an audible click from my heart, according to the heartbeat. People 1-2m away from me can hear it too, so it's not imaginary. *swollen carotid artery. The carotid artery on the left side of my neck is 2-3 times bigger than the one on my right, The pulse is way more visible than on the other side, and the artery hurts. Sometimes burning,sometimes tearing, sometimes just aching. That are seems to "click" alot too, sometimes it moves when i swallow, and clicks, and sometimes it causes extreme pain when it "clicks" wrong. It might also be a muscle thats under the artery thats moving improperly. I hope so, im terrified what can happen if a artery clicks or moves. Oh also, that spot gurgles. And the pulsation is heavy all into my ear, which also causes a swooshing thumping sound in my ear, and it feels like a heavy painful pressure in my ear. *once, for a duration of 2 months, i couldn't swallow properly. I had to eat only liquid food the entire time. It felt like i had a huge lump in my throat, and i choked on everything solid *sudden onset of gerd/heartburn *muscle twitches all over body *stiffening of spine/neck area. My neck gets stiffening "episodes". I call these episodes because my neck isn't in general stiff, it just randomly turns stiff at random occasions. Recently i have felt the same happen to my back. *strokelike episodes. Usually accompanied with the stiff neck, though the strokelike episodes are rarer. I will get intense headache, dizzyness, nauseated, balance issues. My head feels heavy, im unable to lift my hands or squeeze anything properly, i can't think straight, tasks like typing or reading are difficult. OK. Here are the tests done to me so far: EKG (never found anything, because i didn't have episodes then.) Spirometry (they found asthma, apparently. I disagree) Endoscopy (found the GERD) Thyroid ultrasound/biopsy (clean, saw my carotid artery too, apparently its fine, which i find odd) Neck xray (said i have abnormally stiff neck muscles. Well i knew that too, but WHY?) Chest xray (all normal) Head MRI (normal) Existing health conditions: Epilepsy (under control with meds) Scoliosis (curvature of the spine, should be kinda minor) Changes in life before i got sick: Dentist, got amalgam tooth. Bad massage from a friend, he basically hit my neck with his fists. Many epileptic seizures, medicines was too low. Increase in medicine. Episodes then gone. My other vital info: Female, 24 years old. Severely overweight. Non-smoker, non-drinker. Thanks for reading.
Your symptoms match many of my symptoms but i have to mention i'm very fatigued as well. My current condition – severe magnesium deficiency. You can test for this but be prepared for a normal result. Only 1% of magnesium is in the blood. A RBC (red blood cell) magnesium is better than serum magnesium but this test may also be normal with severe deficiency. Supplementing with magnesium chelate is highly recommended. Between 300 – 900mg daily. Many doctors consider magnesium deficiency is the underlying cause of epilepsy. A clicking heart is a symptom of mitral valve prolapse. MVP is caused by magnesium deficiency. May be very mild and not be picked up perhaps. Calcium tenses the muscles and magnesium relaxes the muscles. Symptoms of a magnesium deficiency are many and i had to access various websites for this.. Insomnia, Low Energy, Fatigue, Chronic fatigue, Body tension, Headaches, Migraines, Heart Disorders, Irregular Heartbeat, Rapid heartbeat, Cardiac arrhythmia, Mitral valve prolapse, Angina, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Low blood pressure, Slow heart beat, Proneness to blood clots in the arteries, PMS, Menstrual cramps, Breast Tenderness, Amenorrhea (absence of menstrual period), Backaches especially lower back, Tension in the upper back, shoulders and neck, Muscle weakness, Soreness, Muscle Cramps or Spasms, Tics, Tetany, Myclonic jerks, Eye twitches, Nystagmus (rapid eye movements), Anaemia, Blurry vision that changes from day to day, Anxiety, Irritability, Confusion, Seizures (and tantrams), Convulsions, Tremors, Lack of co-ordination, Dizziness, Feeling off balance, Disorientation, Proneness to motion sickness, Depression, Apprehensiveness, Personality changes, Derealization, Depersonalization, Hallucinations, Lack of interest, indifference or apathy, Paranoia, Panic attacks, Agoraphobia, Poor memory, Cognitive issues, Anger, Hyperactivity, Restlessness, Chronic pain syndrome, Gastrointestinal disorders, Constipation, Poor digestion, Acid reflux, GERD, Irritable bowel, Colitis, Intestinal parasites, Extreme thirst, Extreme hunger, Odema/fluid retention, Obesity, Weight gain, Unexplained weight loss, Anorexia (poor appetite), Difficulty swallowing, Gagging or choking from spasms in the esophagus, Chronic sore throat, Nausea, Vomiting, Swollen gums and lesions of the gums, Poor dental health, Salt craving, Carbohydrate craving, Carbohydrate intolerance, Chocolate cravings, Hearing loss, Tinnitus, Asthma, Wheezing and reduced lung function, Hay fever, Shortness of Breath, Sighing a lot, Chest tightness and difficulty breathing, Chest pain, Calcification of organs, Hiccups, Alopecia (baldness), Frequent urination, Inability to control the bladder, Irritable bladder, Frequent or recurring skin, gum, bladder or vaginal yeast infections, Kidney Stones, Liver weakness, Gallbladder disorders, including gallstones, Sores or bruises that heal slowly, Dry, itchy skin, Skin lesions, Warts, Tingling or numbness in the face, hands or feet, Persistent tingling in body, Cold hands and/or feet, Hair Loss, Face pale, puffy, or lacking in colour, Poor nail growth, Jaw joint (or TMJ) dysfunction, Noises too loud, Lights too bright, Startled easily by noises or lights, Abnormal sensations, such as zips, zaps and vibratory sensations, Loss of considerable sexual energy or vitality, White blood cell disorders, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Alcoholism, Hypothyroidism, ADHD, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Preeclampsia, Epilepsy, Restless Leg Syndrome, Adrenal gland fatigue and weakness, Calcium deficiency, Vitamin D deficiency, Premature aging, Sudden death. Causes of magnesium deficiency… Lacking magnesium in the diet Mental stress Physical stress Coffee Sugar High sodium diet Alcohol Cola type sodas Tobacco Monosodium glutamate (MSG) Vitamin B12 deficiency Sleep deprivation Mercury (silver coloured amalgam filling normally contains 52% mercury, vaccines, fish) High perspiration Medical drugs of all types, especially diuretics, digitalis Low thyroid Diabetes Pancreatitis Arteriosclerosis Kidney malfunction Hyperparathyroidism Chronic pain Loud noises A high carbohydrate diet A low carbohydrate diet A high calcium diet (especially too much milk) A low calorie diet Malabsorption problems caused by chronic diarrhea or vomiting Fluoride High zinc levels Low potassium levels http://www.theherbprof.com/minMagnesium.htm http://www.mcvitamins.com/vitamins/magnesium.htm http://www.squidoo.com/Low_magnesium http://www.mgwater.com/rod07.shtml http://bodyecology.com/articles/magnesium_deficiency.php http://www.mbschachter.com/importance_of_magnesium_to_human.htm http://factoidz.com/magnesium-deficiency-commons-symptoms-include-muscle-cramps-twitching-nervousness-migraines-and-constipation/ http://www.naturalhealthscience.com/blog/natures-therapies/the-enormous-importance-of-magnesium-part-i/ http://www.organic-natural-pesticide-free.com/interesting-facts-magnesium.html
I would have them check for mitochondrial diseases. There is over 300 of them. My son has had 9 years of seizures (never controlled) and just this month January was diagnosed with POTS (his body can no longer regulated blood pressure and heart rate. His heart rate ranges from 40-182. Blood pressure is real low. He is now on 2 blood pressure medicines that is helping prevent his fainting episodes. His new doctor a POTS specialist believes he has a mitochondrial disease that started the seizures and POTS. Sounds like you have lots going on which might describe a mito disease? If they can find the mito disorder you might be missing an enzyme that then can be supplemented and be able to get better.