Gallbladder Pain Relief: Gallstones Are No Longer An Old People Problem
Maybe you’ve heard that gallstones and gallbladder pain relief are “old people” problems. You may also be aware that common risk factors for developing gallbladder disease include being female, overweight and over 40. So, if you’re younger than that, this couldn’t possibly be a concern for you- right?
Unfortunately, while those common risk factors and certain ethnicities are still primary risk factors, patients seeking gallstone treatment today are often younger than 40 and sometimes even in their teens. There are some indications that diet is contributing to this changing demographic but for young women, estrogen is a problematic link too.
Because gallstones are often formed from elevated bile cholesterol levels, women are particularly susceptible since the hormone estrogen elevates cholesterol. Having a large amount of cholesterol in the bile can also make it thick and sluggish instead of thin and easy to move through the bile ducts.
Reduction in gallbladder movement and regular bile flow can cause crystals and stones to form in the gallbladder and lead to gallbladder pain. Relief from surgical gallbladder removal can be temporary if the cause for gallstone formation is hormonal.
Female-specific factors include elevated estrogen during pregnancy and taking estrogen-based birth control pills. Women have also been found more likely to skip meals or crash diet which can also lead to gallstone formation.
Consumption of proteins leads to gallstone formation. This remains the top reason why people develop cholesterol gallstones and why more people than ever are seeking gallbladder pain relief. A high protein diet, especially one laden with artificial growth hormones is a one of the main contributors of fatty deposits and cholesterol in the liver. Since gallstones are manufactured in the liver, this is where cholesterol gallstones begin forming.
Fatty & Fried Foods
Processed and high fat foods can increase bile cholesterol and because the fat we eat signals the gallbladder to contract, the aching pain of a gallbladder attack often follows a high fat meal.
Overweight & Inactivity
Being overweight and inactive may lead to increased risk of gallstones as well. Unfortunately, many people use restrictive diets to lose weight and though they may be effective to cause rapid, dramatic fat loss, this total fat depravation also leads to gallstones because your body needs regular, healthy fat to keep the gallbladder moving properly.
Estrogen Medications & Rich Foods
More and more young people today are consuming sources of estrogen through synthetic additives in skin care and food, or contraceptives. As well, more young people than ever in North America are overweight.
A main contributor of high estrogen levels thru diet is soy products like oybeans and soy products such as tofu, soy milk, soy cheese, soy flour, soy noodles, soy yogurt, miso.
These are two, significant risk factors which can be reduced or eliminated with mindful health choices and dietary balance.
How To Block Estrogen Naturally
Women who are suffering from PMS or those going through menopause should avoid estrogen. Women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer, fibroids tumors or ovarian cysts should also avoid estrogen rich foods because these foods will generally tend to aggravate the symptoms.
The good news is that some foods help to block estrogen levels, whether the being generated by the body itself or it is being consumed or applied. The foods that hinder estrogen are broccoli, buckwheat, cabbage, citrus fruits, corn, fruit (other than apples, cherries, dates and pomegranates), grapes, green beans, melons, onions, pears, pineapples, squash, white rice, white flour and tapioca.
Today’s best gallbladder health recommendations include maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise and avoiding fast weight loss through fat free or starvation diets. Gradual weight loss at a rate of roughly 1-2 pounds per week is typically ideal. Opt for whole, naturally sourced fats like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, flax, avocadoes, eggs, and wild caught fish.
Also, pay attention to your family genetic history. If the women in your family have been prone to developing gallstones, there is a good chance you could too. If you find that gallstones do run in your family, it’s worthwhile to talk with your family doctor about safe alternatives and work to reduce additional sources of estrogen through xenoestrogen and phytoestrogens in skin care products and foods.
Cleansing For All Ages
Cleansing is also one of the best means of now only purging the gallbladder of gallstones but of clearing the liver of fatty deposits that eventually lead to gallstone formation. The Pulverexx Protocol is a gentle and effective gallstone treatment that dissolves gallstones before they are eliminated.