Three Easy Ways To Perform Your Own DIY Gallbladder Treatment
Plenty of people today have a desire to take their health into their own hands. We realize in this age of information that we can educate ourselves about how our bodies work and make better choices to nourish and support our natural health systems.
When it comes to gallbladder treatment, conventional US healthcare providers typically recommend a fast track to gallbladder removal surgery, also known as cholecystectomy. Dietary and lifestyle changes aren’t recommended as often, even though these are key factors in the development of gallstones, biliary sludge and gallbladder attacks.
There are a number of safe, effective and easy actions that people can take to improve their gallbladder function and start feeling better immediately.
First, it’s helpful to know why the gallbladder can give us so much trouble. This small, pouch-like organ is located just under the liver on the upper right side of the abdomen. Sometimes people have hardened cholesterol or pigment deposits sitting in their gallbladder without any signs. The presence of gallstones becomes obvious as soon as a small stone becomes lodged in a bile duct and gallbladder pain ensues.
Biliary colic, as this pain is known medically, can present as a deep gnawing ache in the abdomen, the back, upper right shoulder or even chest. Often small stones pass quickly and the pain retreats as fast as it arose. Other times some help is required to soften or move the blockage.
During an attack: Try sipping a few tablespoons of organic lemon juice mixed in a warm glass of water. Sip every few minutes until pain resolves. Lemon is believed to stimulate bile secretion and helps flush debris away, relieving pain.
A heating pad or warm castor oil pack placed directly over the abdomen is typically soothing as the heat relieves inflammation and can help relieve pain.
Daily: Add bitter green vegetables to the diet which are known to increase bile production and thin the bile. Thickened, sluggish bile is prone to gallstone formation and is also difficult to squeeze out of the ducts. Plenty of healthy, balanced bile flowing freely flushes out stones and prevents gallbladder attacks.
Reduce harmful fats. Gallbladder treatment at home often begins with removing substances that trigger gallbladder symptoms. Heavy, high fat and fried meals are hard to digest and for someone who already has stones or biliary sludge, they are likely to bring on painful cramps, nausea and pain a couple hours after eating. Instead, eat regular small amounts of healthy fat such as coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado, flax, nuts, seeds, fish and grass fed dairy.
Shed excess pounds. Crash dieting is never healthy or sustainable, however if you increase physical activity and reduce excess calorie intake, you can gradually and safely reduce excess body fat. Since obesity is a leading factor for gallstone formation, gallbladder treatment at home can be as simple as losing a little weight.