Early Signs Of Gallbladder Symptoms
Many have heard about painful, scary gallbladder symptoms that typically develop when there is a blockage in a bile duct. These uncomfortable experiences can last anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours and are referred to as a gallbladder attack. You most likely want to avoid one, and part of your strategy to keep the gallbladder happy and symptom-free involves recognizing the symptoms early on.
The gallbladder is a small, 3-4-inch pear-shaped organ. It sits just beneath the liver where it does the important work of storing and releasing precise amounts of bile. Your liver produces this greenish- yellow fluid and it plays a key role in your healthy digestion.
In particular, when you consume fat, the gallbladder is stimulated to release the volume and concentration of bile necessary to break down that fat. It also aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
Many people develop hardened deposits of calcium or bile pigments in their gallbladder and these can form stones as small as grains of sand or as large as a golf ball. Silent gallstones cause no symptoms at all and many people never develop issues even though they have them. There are some clues you might notice when the gallbladder begins to feel irritated or inflamed, or if small stones become temporarily lodged in a duct.
Gallbladder symptoms may involve dull pain in the region of your liver or upper right abdomen, within an hour or two of eating. It might happen just once in a while, especially after consuming food that is high in fat, or occur more often.
When this pain occurs is important to note. If you have stomach pain during or immediately after a meal, it could be related to something other than your gallbladder.
As well, gallstones can cause frequent gas and digestive disturbances.
Gallstones symptoms might include pain that radiates to the back, mid abdomen and chest. If you take over the counter pain relievers with no effect, and changing position or a bowel movement doesn’t help, then your pain may be related to gallstones.
It is important to take action by eliminating risks and supporting liver and gallbladder function if you notice these early symptoms. Recurrent gallbladder attacks may lead to chronic cholecystitis, which involves inflammation and pain related to blocked/backed up bile flow.
The excess bile causes the gallbladder walls to be irritated and swollen. Eventually, if a bile duct is blocked, infection and even gallbladder rupture could occur which are serious health problems.
When you begin to notice early gallbladder symptoms, it is not too late to take action and get your digestive system functioning well again.
Gallstone removal can be achieved through safe, natural gallbladder treatment using natural foods and ingredients, which stimulate bile and restore balance to this delicate system. Reducing harmful fats and excess processed food will also help relieve your discomfort and let your gallbladder heal.