Reducing Your Risk Of Gallbladder Pain Thru Exercise
Gallbladder pain will typically prompt sufferers to go looking for a cure. If you have experienced a gallbladder attack, your doctor may have put you on a gallbladder diet, or even recommended gallbladder removal. However, gallstone removal through surgery only addresses the symptoms and not the cause of gallstones. There are a number of causes- some you can control, and others you can’t. The one most people definitely have a say in is how much exercise they get. Did you know that exercise can have an effect on your gallbladder, and more of it may prevent gallstone formation?
Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped pouch that sits beneath the liver to store and release bile the liver creates. Bile is a greenish-yellow fluid designed to break down dietary fat and help you to absorb nutrients more effectively. When you eat a meal that contains fat, your gallbladder is triggered to release the right concentration of bile and deliver it through a bile duct, into the small intestine.
How Gallstones Form
Gallstones can form because of an excess of cholesterol or an imbalance in other bile ingredients, like bilirubin or bile salts that may result from toxic diets. They may also develop from high protein diets. These little hardened deposits may range in size from small grains of sand to large golf balls. Interestingly, the gallbladder might be filled with these and cause no gallbladder pain. The pain begins when a stone moves into a bile duct and blocks it or when they press on sensitive tissues in the gallbladder.
Who Is At Greater Risk Of Developing Gallstones
The bad news is that some people are at a naturally greater risk of developing gallstones. These include women, those over 40, people taking hormones or who are pregnant, those with a family history of gallstones, Scandinavian and Native American ethnicity.
However, gallstone formation in these ethnic classes may be due to the passing of dietary habits and lifestyles from generation to generation more so than the transferring of genetic anomalies to offsprings.
Certain medical conditions and medications have also been linked to gallstone formation. For example, many individuals develop migraines after being put on medications for extended periods of time. Migraines have been linked to electrolyte deficiencies such as magnesium. Supplementing with it may help dispel a headache, but the fact still remains that the cause is still elusive to the mainstream; that is unless you take into account toxicity in the way of sludge, stagnant bile and gallstones in the gallbladder.
These noxious compounds, the remains of chemicals, waste and cellular decay, are reabsorbed by the body and when they traverse the blood brain barrier, they cause headaches. Cleansing the gallbladder helps diminish or eliminate toxic bile.
On the other hand, factors that you can do something about are diet and exercise. Obesity is linked to gallstones and greater inflammation in the body, which can contribute to gallbladder pain. Adopting a diet that will reduce obesity, will ultimately lead to a reduced risk factor in the development of gallbladder problems.
Exercise And Gallstones
Since most gallstones result from an excess of cholesterol in the bile, naturally lowering your cholesterol can decrease your risk. Studies have shown that regular, daily exercise can decrease overall cholesterol in the body and in bile.
Many ongoing studies for both men and women have found that there is a link to increased exercise and decreased gallstone formation, yet the exact mechanism is still being researched.
If you have had trouble losing weight, there’s good news for you in these studies as well. Though reducing one’s BMI (body mass index) has been shown to decrease gallstones, increased exercise, regardless of BMI, also shows a positive influence on the gallbladder and reduction in stone formation. That means that at any size, if you get moving more often, you will be cutting your risk of dealing with gallstone issues.
How Much Do You Need To Work Out?
Good news again: A fairly modest 30 minutes each day, five days per week, has been shown to significantly lower the chances of forming gallstones. Even just 2-3 hours per week might cut a woman’s risk by 30%.
Eliminate Pain By Detoxifying Your Liver And Gallbladder
Gallstones are toxic accumulations, so it stands to reason that any gallbladder treatment that reduces its toxic load, will ultimately help reduce the risk of gallbladder symptoms.
The Pulverexx Protocol is protocol developed from Amazonian herbs that help dissolve both cholesterol and calcified gallstones, toxic sludge and stagnant bile and mucous formation in the gallbladder, liver, common bile ducts and at the mouth of the pancreas. It is a one month program, but it can begin reducing or eliminating pain within hours.