Identify Gallbladder Pain at the Early Stage of Disease
700,000 Gallbladder Surgeries:
According to medical statistics, the estimated number of gallbladder surgeries per year in the US alone stands at 700,000 and the number of people suffering from gallbladder pain is even greater.
Characteristics of Gallbladder Pain
If you suspect that you are experiencing gallbladder pain, this article is for you. We will expound on the most common characteristics of gallbladder problems so you may know if gallstones are the cause of your pain.
Where Is Gallbladder Pain Experienced?
Gallbladder pain is usually experienced underneath the right rib cage, where the gallbladder is located. The pain can often be accompanied by referred pain on top of the right shoulder blade or between shoulder blades and by nausea and vomiting that steadily increase with time.
How Gallbladder Pain is Described
How long do gallbladder pain attacks last? Gallbladder can last for approximately 30 minutes to several hours.
- Gallbladder pain can be felt as sharp stabbing sensations under the right upper abdominal cavity
- Gallbladder pain can also be experienced as a dull sensation or pressure/tenderness in the same area.
- Gallbladder pain can often be felt with breath.
- It may also be felt as a crawling sensation that travels from the upper right rib cage around the torso and to the back.
Are There Any Other Symptoms That Accompany Gallbladder Pain?
Gallbladder Pain may often be accompanied by some or all of the following indicators:
- Feeling full as if food has not been digested after a meal
- Burping or belching
- Stools light or chalky colored
- Intermittent diarrhea or soft or watery stools
- Pain or tenderness under the right rib cage
- Pressure or tenderness under the right rib cage
- Pain on top of the right shoulder blade or between shoulder blades
- Intolerance to fatty or greasy foods
- Indigestion after eating
What Foods Trigger Gallbladder Pain?
There are certain foods that may trigger bouts of gallbladder pain. If you are experiencing a gallbladder attack, you may wish to analyze the types of food that you ate prior to the pain. The following foods can induce gallbladder pain in people with gallbladder problems. They are listed in order:
- Greasy food
- Fowl (chicken, turkey , etc)
- Ice cream
- Citrus fruits
- Beans (except soybeans)
Pain Can Be Caused by Gallstones
Gallbladder pain can be caused by obstructive gallstones. Gallstones are toxic residues that have accumulated, precipitated, and solidified into masses. The reason why they form has to do more with poor diets, eating habits, and lifestyle choices than genetics.
How Do Gallstones Form?
Eighty percent of stones are composed of mainly cholesterol deposits that have combined with other substances. These stones start as sludge in the liver. Under normal and optimum conditions the liver manufactures bile that then combines with salts and cholesterol. This bile fluid is then stored in the gallbladder and kept there until it is required for digestion. Yet certain metabolic conditions, amongst which excess protein consumption is the leading one, can cause the formation of excess cholesterol in the liver. Bile then becomes saturated with cholesterol. The cholesterol begins to crystallize or turn into sludge. Most of the time the liver can eliminate this sludge via stool, but when there is an oversaturation of large cholesterol molecules, the normal detoxification pathways become obstructed. This aggravates the problem even more. You now have gallstones in the making.
Where Do Gallstones Form?
Gallstones do not form exclusively in the gallbladder. Stones can be present anywhere bile is normally present and that could be: the gallbladder, the bile ducts, as well as the liver. Remember, the liver is the source of the excess cholesterol to begin with, and as long as conditions remain ideal for the crystallization of cholesterol, stones will continue to form, even in the absence of the gall bladder. That is why symptoms, including gallstone attacks, will often persist even after gall bladder surgery, because gallstones are still being formed.
How Does Fatty Liver Develop?
A longstanding oversaturation of cholesterol in the liver is recognized as a fatty liver, a condition, that can most of the time, be detected in its later stages, when there is severe buildup and it appears as white deposits on a medical scan.
This pear shaped organ is merely a storage receptacle for bile, not the source of the bile. Nonetheless, because it is used for storage of large quantities of bile, which now is saturated with a high concentration of cholesterol, then gallstones also tend to accumulate there as well.
Once formed, these stones will continue to grow in size if the conditions, which led to their formation, are sustained. In the case of the gallbladder, if one of the stones has impelled itself at the mouth of the organ, then it blocks the flow of the fluid or bile contained within it that is necessary for digestion of certain foods. Whatever bile is in the gallbladder then becomes stagnant and often filled with noxious and irritating substances.
When is Surgery Inevitable?
There are situations that would warrant surgery; those are when the organ has become diseased, or there is cancer or some condition of that magnitude.
But when the only reason for considering having a part of your body removed is solely because of gallstones, then you should at least be aware that there exists other alternatives that could prove themselves much more viable, since after all, this bile filled organ has an important role in aiding the digestion of food in the body.
Your Digestion Will Never Be the Same
You should also know that after surgery, digestion will never be the same and a domino effect of other health conditions often follows. That is because every organ has a particular function that is crucial in maintaining stasis or order. Once that organ has been removed, then the whole becomes out of order or unstable. No organ is independent of the whole. The body is not compartmentalized; every organ is interconnected with one another in some way.
Gallbladder Removal Will Not Stop Toxicity
Today we are constantly subjected to a myriad of environmental pollutants and highly processed foods. Exposure to them causes organs such as the liver, a complex filter, to become overtaxed. Today waters are fluoridated and chlorinated and sodas and sugar drinks are commonplace in any meal. So called ‘foods’ are laden with refined carbohydrates, high fructose corn syrup, junk foods that are devoid of any nutrients, sugars, high protein content, sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners and msg. The resultant is eliminatory organs like the intestinal tract and purification organs such as the liver (the filter) get overburdened with toxins. On top of it, our lifestyles are highly conducive to skipping meals, not drinking enough water and overeating. This causes complications of its own.
Removal of the gall bladder will not prevent these toxins from accumulating in and impairing your body over time. If one has ever partaken of any of the above practices and diets you are likely going to have an accumulation of toxins in eliminatory and purification organs and pathways, as well as the gallbladder.
Do Cleanse on a Regular Basis
Conducting gradual and regular detoxification (detox) of your eliminating organs including your liver and gall bladder will not only remove the cause of many afflictions, but will help purge toxic stones and other deposits from the liver, gallbladder and other detoxification pathways. Cleanse your body on a regular basis.
One of such practical options is the Pulverexx Protocol™, a method designed to dissolve and eliminate gallstones. This method is not intrusive, meaning it does not require surgery, and does not require used of highly toxic chemicals. Unlike traditional alternative gallbladder flushes, where hardened stones can often cause discomfort during their elimination, the Pulverexx ProtocolTM first reduces the size of the gallstones and then it expels them from the body via stool. This way the process becomes painless. The Pulverexx Protocol™ dissolves both types of gallstones, cholesterol based as well as Calcified or Pigmented gallstones. It also helps purge any sludge accumulation in the gallbladder.
We have found the Pulverexx Protocol™ to be an effective means of getting rid of gallstones and therefore it is a viable alternative to gallbladder surgery.