The gallbladder is an accessory organ to the gastrointestinal tract, gallbladder, located under the liver, collects and stores bile, which is made up of bile salts, electrolytes, bilirubin, cholesterol, and other fats. Bile helps the small intestine digests fats and removes waste products, especially through bilirubin. It passes from the liver’s bile duct into the duodenum through the common bile duct.
The emulsification of fats by bile salts from gallbladder is an important contribution to the overall efficiency of gallbladder functioning. Gallbladder disease is a common but potentially serious disorder, the most common gallbladder diseases are Cholecystitis, or inflammation of the gallbladder, and cholelithiasis, or gallbladder stones.
Less common gallbladder diseases include tumors that block the bile ducts.
Risk factors of gallbladder disease
Age – advanced age (especially after 65)
Diet – western diet high-energy, high fat, high refined carbohydrate, low fiber intake.
Enzyme defects – such as sickle cell anemia and some other genetic alterations.
Gender – female
Hormonal imbalance – such as in pregnancy or diabetes
Medication – oestrogen, insulin, oral contraceptives, cholestyramine
Obesity – especially with the highest BMI
Weight loss – rapid weight loss, fasting, or crash dieting.
Gallbladder disease symptoms
Symptoms of gallbladder problems include abdominal pain and bloated feeling after eating high fat diet, if bile flow is obstructed, it may also cause jaundice, a yellowish coloring of the skin and the whites of the eyes, and infection.
Gallbladder disease diagnosis
Echography and X-ray detects gallstones. Other tests may include the following:
Abdominal computed tomography scan or ultrasound reflects stones in the gallbladder.
Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, done under fluoroscopic control, distinguishing between gallbladder or bile duct disease and cancer of the pancreatic head in patients with jaundice.
HIDA scan of gallbladder detects obstruction of the cystic duct.
Oral cholecystography shows stones in the gallbladder and bilary duct obstruction.
Homeopathic treatment for gall bladder diseases
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat gallbladder diseases but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat gall bladder diseases that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of gall bladder diseases:
Berberis Vulgaris, Carduus M, China, Cholesterinum, Colocynth, Lycopodium, Natrum Sulph, Veratrum Album, Baptesia, Bryonia, Calcaria Carb, Chamomilla, Cheledonium, Dioscorea Villosa, Hydrastis, Ipecauc, Iris, Kali Bi, Kali Carb, Lachesis, lithium Carb, Nux Vomica, Phosphorous, Sepia, and many other medicines.