Gallbladder disease and symptoms

Gallbladder disease generates a wide range of non-specific symptoms in patients. Patients usually experience differentiated symptoms according to their age and sex. Although gallbladder affections and problems can occur in both sexes, more women than men experience gallstones (men have more kidney stones). More men than women suffer from acute gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis).

Gallbladder disease is one of the leading causes of digestion problems resulting in admission in hospitals in Dubai. To diagnose the gallbladder disease, your Gastroenterologist in Dubai will ask you about your medical history and perform a physical examination of your abdomen to check for any pain in the abdomen. He may also ask you to go for some tests.

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The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located underneath your liver. The main purpose of this organ is to help the liver in the process of fat digestion by collecting, storing bile juice, and then releasing this into the small intestine when necessary. The functions of bile juice include-

(1) Increases the solubility of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K), fats, and cholesterol to help in their absorption,

(2) Triggers secretion of water by the colon to help move its substance along,

(3) is a medium for excretion of bilirubin (the chief bile pigment) as a waste product of dead RBC’s, other waste materials, drugs and other toxins in the body.

Bile salts are reabsorbed into the small intestine and re-secreted into the bile after extraction by the liver. All bile salts in the body re-flow somewhere in the range of 10 to 12 times each day by methods for this alleged enterohepatic course.

In the early phases of the ailment, individuals with gallbladder disease rarely encounter pain. At first; the disease generates symptoms like stomach bloating, indigestion, discomfort, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. As the disease advances, patients experience radiating pain in the region of the right upper abdomen, pain that in the long run moves to the lower posterior.

In spite of the fact that lower back pain is not generally revealing for gall bladder affections, it is still considered as important criteria in the process of diagnosis. This symptom of gall bladder disease is mostly common in patients who cross 50, seldom happening in more youngsters and children.