The most often prescribed gallstones treatment is surgery .
However, due to the multiple complications following surgery and even continued pain unless the patient learns to eat carefully, natural treatments are becoming more desired.
What are gallstones? They are hard deposits that develop in the gallbladder. The are formed from cholesterol that stays too long in the gallbladder.
How do you know if you have gallstones? You probably would not be reading this if you had not experienced at least one of these symptoms …
- 1. Nausea and vomiting within two hours after eating a heavy, fatty meal.
- Gas and bloating.
- Sudden, severe pain in the stomach – often radiating to the back under the right shoulder blade. This is called a gallbladder attack. The pain may subside within a half hour or it may continue for hours, even days.
My mom experienced all those symptoms over fifty years ago.
The pain was so severe that she would pass out each time she had an attack. The doctor ordered x-rays which revealed that her gallbladder was full of stones. He recommended immediate surgery but she refused and opted for natural treatment instead. I am happy to tell you that she lived another 40 years with no more gallbladder attacks after that treatment.
Bile (or gall) is formed in the liver to help digest fat. It is stored in the small pear shaped organ just below the liver called the gallbladder until needed. Ideally the gallbladder releases bile to break down fatty foods into small enough particles to be used by the cells. The bile consists of water, salts and cholesterol.
When for any reason, the bile stays in the gallbladder too long, the water is absorbed and the cholesterol thickens and forms stones. Sometimes the duct becomes blocked by one of the stones or the thickened gall and causes a gallbladder attack. If you have experienced an attack, I urge you to get help right away.