Gallstones and Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder attack symptoms will be described in this article. Many people cannot recognize the signs of a gallbladder attack, and most of them don’t know that these attacks are very common. Gallbladder attacks are usually caused by gallstones. Gallstones are small formations that develop in the liver or in the gallbladder. They can be small and asymptomatic, or they can get large and cause complications.

Gallbladder disorders are usually triggered by gallstones. Nearly all gallbladder-related problems show similar symptoms. We will tell you more about the most common symptoms of a gallbladder attack.

Gallbladder Attack Symptoms

Abdominal pain is one of the most common symptoms. The pain usually starts on the right side of the abdomen, but it can spread to other parts of your body (such as your right shoulder).

Mild fever

Jaundice

Gas

Queasiness

Vomiting

Nausea

Burping

Belching

Gallbladder attacks are more likely to occur during the night or after a fatty meal. If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, contact your doctor.

The most common symptoms of gallbladder disease include:

Nausea

Belching

Constipation

Headache

Burping

Indigestion

Bloating

Gas

Pain under the ribcage

It is very important to contact your doctor if you experience any of these problems. These symptoms can be related to some other health problem, unrelated to the gallbladder.

Life after Gallbladder Surgery

Life after gallbladder surgery is not very difficult, if you stick to your doctor’s instructions and pay more attention to your diet. Gallbladder is not actually a vital organ and you can live without it. However, gallbladder takes part in digestion processes, and after gallbladder removal, your digestive system will be altered – there will be no any “sack” to store the bile.

Life after Gallbladder Removal

Gallbladder surgery is usually done in one of the following ways: open cholecystectomy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Laparoscopic surgery is considered a better option, because it leaves almost no scars at all! This will considerably reduce the risk of secondary infections and the recovery time will be shorter.

After the surgery, you will be advised to consume only liquid foods. After this short period, you will be able to consume solid foods, but there will have to be some changes!

You will have to avoid foods like:

Fatty foods

Sugary foods

Foods that contain a lot of cholesterol, hydrogenated oils and artificial sweeteners

Starchy foods

Alcoholic beverages

Caffeine

Buttery foods

Some temporary side effects may occur after the surgery:

Digestion problems

Bloating

Constipation

Heartburn

Cramps

Gas

Abdominal discomfort

Diarrhea

Pain

Nausea