Dear Dr. Donohue — Not such a long time ago, you wroteabout quiet gall stones. What about writing something aboutgallstones that are not quiet? I’ve had three gall bladder attacksin yesteryear year. I take discomfort medicine to cope with them. Doattacks ever stop by themselves? I am fed up with residing in fear ofanother attack. — G.P.
Answer — The gall bladder is really a pear-formed organnestling at the base from the liver within the upper right side of theabdomen. It’s where bile, produced in the liver, is saved. Ameal, especially a fatty meal, transmits a note towards the gallbladderto shoot a jet of bile in to the small intestine to digest food.Because of this , why most gall bladder attacks occur shortly aftereating.
Most gall stones are comprised of cholesterol. Individuals who formstones secrete an excessive amount of cholesterol in to the bile, and finally astone forms. Simply, that’s because of an individual’s genetic makeup. Agegreater than 4 decades favors stone formation, just like weight problems andrapid weight reduction.
Remarkably, 2 to 3 glasses of coffee each day affordsprotection against gallstone formation.
A gallstone attack includes discomfort within the upper right corner ofthe abdomen, and also the discomfort frequently radiates right shoulderblade. Throughout the attack, people might sweat abundantly, feelnauseous and provide.
A panic attack of gall bladder discomfort pretty much guarantees anotherattack. Three attacks basically promise you more. It’s the perfect time youconsidered solution of these attacks — elimination of thegallbladder.
A lot of present day gall bladder surgery is performed with ascope through small incisions. It isn’t as formidable since it oncewas. I’m able to pretty much guarantee that you’ll enjoy existence muchmore without your gall bladder and without fearing that anotherattack will strike at most inopportune time.
Dear Dr. Donohue — Since my gall bladder wasremoved, I’ve been bothered by diarrhea. May be the missinggallbladder the reason? If it’s, what you can do? — R.O.
Answer — Around 10 % of individuals who don’thave a gall bladder develop diarrhea. With no storage receptaclethat the gall bladder is, bile drainage constantly in to the digestivetract. For many, that constant load of bile is not reabsorbed likeit ought to be. Celebrate its method to the colon and irritates it. Theresult is diarrhea.
Questran (cholesty-ramine) usually can control the diarrhea. Thestandby for diarrhea, Imodium, also works.
Write Dr. Donohue at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, Fla.32853-6475.