Gallbladder Symptoms Quiz – Simple Test
Gallbladder pain is commonly known as biliary colic and when the discomfort sets in, it may last anywhere between 15 minutes to several hours. Often triggered after eating large, fatty meal, gallbladder symptoms may come and go a few months apart, or occur more frequently.
If a painful attack doesn’t resolve on its own, this may indicate more serious problems such as a chronic gallbladder blockage or infection. So, how can you recognize the initial symptoms of gallbladder problems before they become chronic?
Answering the following questions could help you identify your issues, then take steps to get your digestion in balance.
Does Your Pain Show Up Soon After Eating?
The timing of gallbladder pain is important because when abdominal discomfort arises immediately after eating, it indicates other issues such as acid, food sensitivities or gas-producing ingredients.
When pain in the upper right abdomen or back arise 2-3 hours after eating, this is more likely to represent a gallbladder problem. The reason is that once food has reached the upper intestine, fat contained in your meal signals the gallbladder to release bile for help with digestion.
The gallbladder is a small pouch located under the liver, and it contracts to release its contents through the common bile duct, into the intestine where it mixes with food. An inflamed or blocked gallbladder will have difficulty functioning and build up pressure and irritation. Pressure in the gallbladder, ducts and the nerves that surround them cause biliary colic.
Do Pain Relievers Help?
Unfortunately, when one is suffering the discomfort of a gallbladder attack, OTC pain relievers don’t typically help. As well, a change in position, passing gas or moving the bowels have no effect on gallbladder pain as it stems from nerve irritation and not the bowels themselves.
Jaundice – Are You Seeing Yellow?
Jaundice is one of the gallbladder symptoms which indicates a backup of bile pigments in the blood. This can occur if the gallbladder is not functioning smoothly, and the flow of bile is blocked.
An obstructed gallbladder or gallstone lodged in the cystic duct, will not allow bile secreted by the liver, into the bowels and out of the body. The result is bilirubin pigment causing yellowish skin and eyes, dark, brownish urine and pale colored stools.
Gallbladder symptoms can be mistaken for heartburn or even food poisoning. Many people have heard of the sharp, abdominal pain that can appear during a gallbladder attack, but they aren’t aware that nausea after eating is also a sign of a poorly functioning gallbladder.
Nausea or vomiting are less common symptoms, but if abdominal pain accompanies nausea, especially after eating a meal containing fried food or fat, this could indicate impaired gallbladder function. Severe nausea and vomiting should be assessed by a physician.
Learning to recognize the symptoms can help you identify the problem as well as assess your situation so that the proper gallbladder treatment may be chosen.
Fortunately, gallstones may be dissolved. Native South American cultures have been using herbs to dissolve them for centuries. The Pulverexx Protocol is a program that uses many of these herbs to dissolve both cholesterol and calcified gallstones from the liver, gallbladder, common bile duct and at the mouth of the pancreas.