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SYMPTOMS OF GALLBLADDER PROBLEMS

People can go for years with digestive symptoms and never realize that they may be related to a gallbladder problem. That's because they are so inter-related with other digestive symptoms. Constipation is one of the most commonly missed ones.

The list provided here may be related to gallbladder but bear in mind that it could also be something else.


 

The first four mentioned I feel are most indicative of gallbladder issues. It is not necessary to have all or many symptoms to have gallbladder problems but the more you have from this list, the more confirmation you have that the gallbladder is involved. Please note that it is still adviseable to consult your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Gallbladder attack symptoms are listed below and again with more detailed explanation when you answer the three-minute gall bladder symptom questionnaire at the top of this page. To get a clearer picture of the causes of gall bladder symptoms check out risk factors for gallbladder disease.

  • Pain or tenderness under the rib cage on the right side
  • Pain between shoulder blades
  • Stools light or chalky colored
  • Indigestion after eating, especially fatty or greasy foods
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Burping or belching
  • Feeling of fullness or food not digesting
  • Diarrhea (or alternating from soft to watery)
  • Constipation
  • Headache over eyes, especially right
  • Bitter fluid comes up after eating
  • Frequent use of laxatives

GALLBLADDER ATTACK SYMPTOMS specifically

Please note that if you are in severe pain and particularly if your attack symptoms are accompanied by fever DO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY. The following symptoms are typical of a gallbladder attack.

  • Moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage
  • Pain may radiate through to the back or to the right shoulder
  • Severe upper abdominal pain (biliary colic)
  • Nausea
  • Queasiness
  • Vomiting
  • Gas
  • Burping or belching
  • Attacks are often at night
  • Attacks often occur after overeating
  • Pain will often but not always follow a meal with fats or grease
  • Pain may be worse with deep inhalation
  • Attacks can last from 15 minutes to 15 hours

SYMPTOMS OF GALLSTONES

Symtpoms of a gallbladder attack are often caused by gallbladder stones. A stone may block the neck of the gallbladder or get stuck in a bile duct inhibiting the flow of bile or possibly causing a backing up of bile. However, short of causing an actual attack, stones may be present for years and never cause any symptoms at all. "Biliary pain can occur in about a third of the gallstone patients" (which leaves two thirds NOT experiencing pain) and "sometimes the gallstone symptoms are difficult to differentiate from that of dyspepsia." (indigestion)3 The gallstones can impair the functioning of the gallbladder, however, which can result in any of the common gallbladder symptoms.

Gall bladder symptoms can look and feel the same with or without stones. Therefore, all of the symptoms on listed on this page can accompany gallstones and gallstones can also be asymptomatic meaning you do not have any symptoms. These are called silent gallstones.


I J Sarfeh, D A Beeler, D H Treble, and J A Balint J Clin Invest.
1974 February; 53(2): 423-430.Studies of the hepatic excretory defects in essential fatty acid deficiency.

For information, diet and natural products for help with IBS, colitis, constipation, diverticulitis and other bowel disorders, try the above website. I recommend it highly. Debbie Graefer.



For Gallbladder Symptoms -

Which kit should I order?

Everyone should start with the
GALLBLADDER STARTER KIT and use at least one. Whatever your gallbladder symptoms are, this kit will help to kickstart your gallbladder and get it into gear. It addresses the gallbladder and biliary system in totality. If you want deeper action, addressing more of the root of the problem, order the EXTRA-STRENGTH GALLBLADDER STARTER KIT.


My life has changed drastically because of these products. I am now able to eat things I shouldn't be able to eat - not that I plan on doing that all the time - but when I go out of town and am a situation where I need to eat some of these things, it's nice to know I can do tha.t
I'm doing a lot better because of your products. CR. Florida



Constipation
I treated an elderly woman in my office for bloating. She came to see me because she had emphezema and the abdominal bloating was so severe that it made her breathing more difficult. When she lay on the table her belly protruded. I treated her for some time with acupuncture and herbs but it was the beet recipe (on this site) that helped her the most. Then one day I gave her a bottle of the concentrated beets (in the starter and maintenance kits) and within a few days she passed bile in her stool, the bloating went down and she hasn't been constipated since (which was a life-time problem).


Thanks for referring me back to the help on the site. I've made the beet recipe, the green soup, the flax tea, and the apple cider vinegar - Debbie is a great help, and I'm able to reduce the pain at time....looking forward to the order to really get back on track.N.A.
   
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