The gallbladder is an organ that is not necessary for survival, but nonetheless it is there and just like every other organ it can also cause problems. A gallbladder can develop gallstones, polyps or cancer. Gallbladder disease is when it becomes thick and the gallstones block the passing of bile. Gallstones can also form because of too much cholesterol in the diet or the hormone estrogen and the larger ones can cause pain and get in the ducts. Once this happens it is considered to be an attack. There are many gallbladder attack symptoms and although painful and discomforting, they are also not always easy to link to the gallbladder.
If you are having gallbladder attack symptoms, you may not even know it. This is because the mild or moderate pain in the upper abdominal area on the right side can also be biliary problems. Other common symptoms of an attack include constipation, diarrhea, gas, nausea, belching, bitter fluid repeating after eating, trouble with inhaling deeply and vomiting. All of these can easily be mistaken for symptoms of other things such as indigestion or getting a cold. If the pain is severe, though, that is different. Severe and intense gallbladder attack symptoms can be excruciating and even crippling to the point that you can not even walk right anymore or sit up straight. Such attacks also can last for up to fifteen hours straight, but some can also be over with in as little as half an hour. If a gallbladder attack is accompanied by a fever, then medical attention is needed right away.
Usually there is a pattern to when gallbladder attack symptoms appear. They more often than not occur at night and also usually are triggered by certain foods. Especially after eating foods that are greasy or fatty you can expect an attack. Other foods that can cause the attack symptoms to appear include pork, milk, beans, eggs, onions and some kinds of nuts. The symptoms of a gallbladder attack which are mild to moderate in nature can be dealt with by taking a painkiller with paracetamol or ibuprofen.