Some Detailed Information about Gallstones?

Some detailed information about gallstones?

Gallstones are some hard deposits derived from digestive fluid in your gallbladder. The size of gallstone is different. You may have only one gallstone which is as large as a golf ball. Or you may have lots of gallstones which are as small as sand. Besides, there are two types of gallstones: cholesterol gallstones and pigment gallstones, and the former is the most common type.

The possible symptoms of gallstones:

  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Pain in your right shoulder.
  • Back pain between your shoulder blades.
  • Sudden pain in the center of your abdomen.

The possible causes of gallstones:

  • Family history of having gallstones.
  • Eating fewer meals per day.
  • Low intake of vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium.
  • High intake of carbohydrate.
  • Low fluid consumption.
  • Diabetes.
  • Some medicines such as oral contraceptives and hormone therapy drugs.
  • Liver disease.
  • Overweight.
  • High-cholesterol diet.

If you think you may get gallstones, you should consult your doctor for advice.

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