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Gall Bladder Symptoms

Nov 28, 2007
The gall bladder is a small, pear-shaped organ that is located near the liver. Its purpose is to store and release bile into the small intestine. Bile is used by the human body to aid in the digestion of fats.

There are many different problems and health conditions that are associated with the gall bladder such as gallstones, inflammation of the gall bladder, colic and many other gall bladder problems. It is important to be aware of the different gall bladder symptoms so that if you ever develop them yourself you will know to get help.

Gallstones are the most common problem associated with the gall bladder, and they are capable of causing jaundice and colic. Stones often go unnoticed for extended periods of time and can be potentially dangerous if left untreated. Gall stones can reduce and even stop the flow of bile into the digestive track thus causing digestive problems and pain.

There are a few gall bladder symptoms that are especially common such as chest pain in the right side may occur, as may nausea or queasiness, vomiting, gas, and belching. You may not be able to walk without bending over, usually due to intense pain, and sometimes the pain will radiate right through to the back shoulder blade on the right side or in the middle.

Gall bladder symptoms are often quite painful, and so it is therefore important to know what can be done to relieve the pain, even temporarily until you find a more long term solution. The first thing you should do is change your diet. You want to refrain from eating greasy fatty foods and instead include more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet.

You should also be increasing your fiber intake and your water consumption at the same time so you do not become constipated. Also, if you want to improve your gall bladder health you are going to have to educate yourself and become more informed in regards to the gall bladder and how it works.

You can speak to your doctor about this and if possible even a nutritionist. Not only will they be able to help you understand about the different gall bladder diseases but can guide you step by step on how to design a gall bladder diet.

Nutrition is the most important aspect when it comes to dealing with gall bladder symptoms, but exercise is also very important. It is important that you get an adequate amount of exercise into your regular life, and even if this means that you just take a walk or brisk jog around the block a couple of times when you have some free time.

Common Vitamins and over the counter products can help with treating gall bladder symptoms such as Quercitin, Bromellain, Sytrinol, Zinc, vitamin E and Amino Acid,

Quercitin is a well known flavonoid. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants and can reduce inflammation boost the immune system and strengthen blood vessels and improve circulation. Quercitin is also known for its ability to block the release of histamines, thus reducing or preventing allergy symptoms. Take 500 mg twice daily.

Bromellain will enhance the absorption of Quercetin. Take 100 mg twice daily.

Sytrinol are known to be useful in helping maintain a healthy cholesterol level in the body by reducing triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels.

Zinc is needed for healing and maintaining healthy tissues. Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein and are the vital components of skin, hair, muscle tissue, the body's organs, blood cells, various enzymes and hormones. Zinc also has a profound influence on the body's ability to resist disease.

Vitamin E supplies Oxygen to the heart and the other muscles in the body. Accelerates wound healing and aids in the functioning of the immune system.

Amino Acid help regulate growth, digestion and maintaining the body's immune system.

Always consult your doctor before using this information.

This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.
About the Author
David Cowley has created numerous articles on gall bladder problems. He has also created a Web Site dedicated to gall bladder problems and how to treat them. Visit Gall Bladder Treatment
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