Gallbladder polyps are different in size and as the name says they are usually found in the gallstones. They don’t affect a large number of people, only a small percent of people experiencing gall bladder problems have them. The cause of gallbladder polyps is still a mystery. However some studies have shown that there a high risk groups which can be affected with them; older people over 50 years old and people already suffering from gallstones.
There are several types of gallbladder polyps: cholesterosis, adenocarcinoma, adenomyomatosis, hyperplastic, and cholecystosis. The most frequent of all types is the first one on the list – cholesterosis and it is usually formed because of high cholesterol levels in the bile, while the second one is the most dangerous as you may guess from its name – adenocarcinoma.
Because the symptoms of gallstones polyps are not so obvious many people don’t even realize they are being affected by this condition. The symptoms of gallbladder polyps is usually a mild and periodic painful sensation and tenderness of the abdomen usually located in the upper right part. On the other hand if the patient experiences severe pain in this region it may be a symptom of gallstones.
To confirm the existence of polyps we use an ultrasound test for gallstones polyps. If the presence of polyps is confirmed then a cancer test is usually recommended just to be safe.
Usually there is no need to treat gallbladder polyps and if the patient experiences severe pain then the gallbladder is usually removed. It is good to know that the human body can function normally without a gall bladder because it is not a vital organ and the function of the gallstones is transferred to the liver which starts to produce bile. So you have to remember that the removal of the gall bladder is not dangerous and that you can continue with normal life easily if you alter your eating habits a bit and reduce your food portions.
Disease of your gallstones generally starts just as gall stones. Gall stones tend to be little materials which create whenever bile solidifies within the gall bladder. Getting gall stones is really a pretty typical situation and generally not really reason for worry. Lots of people have got gall stones which don’t need any kind of therapy.
There are several tips which can help in the prevention of gall bladder polyps and gall bladder disease:
• avoid deep fried food
• start using olive oil or vinegar in your salads
• reduce your food servings to smaller portions
• avoid eating fatty food before going to bed
• avoid losing weight rapidly
• enrich your nutrition with oily fish, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, ginger and turmeric and grains