Information in simple English

What is gallstone?

Gallstone is a stone that forms inside the gallbladder or bile duct. 

Why do gallstones develop?

  • too much cholesterol too much bilirubin in the bile(stored in the gallbladder and released to aid with fat digestion).
  • there isn't enough bile salts
  • gallbladder does not entirely clear itself of bile
  • losing a lot of weight rapidly.
  • during pregnancy
  • Occurring in patients who have various illnesses, such as cirrhosis of the liver, disorders of the blood, etc.

What are the symptoms of cirrhosis?

  • a cramping discomfort in the upper right abdomen
  • chest pain.
  • nausea
  • Jaundice (skin and eyes having yellowish tinge).
  • vomit.

How gallstones be prevented?

  • maintain a healthy weight
  • a fiber-rich diet
  • a low-sugar, low-carb diet