Characteristics of gallbladder inflammation

Cholecystitis natural medicine

Characteristics of gallbladder inflammation

Gallbladder stones
Gallbladder stones are the main reason for gallbladder inflammation

Gallbladder inflammation or cholecystitis is a condition in which gallblader becomes inflamed causing much acute pain. This is one of the most common diseases that can affect the gallbladder together with gallstones.

Consequences of gallbladder inflammation

Not properly treated, this digestive disease can affect the gallbladder health leading to a possible gallbladder rupture or a permanent gallbladder failure.

Sometimes, gallbladder removal or cholecystectomy could be necessary. However, even in this case, digestive processes can also be carried without this organ.

Types of gallbladder inflammation

There are two types of gallbladder inflammation:

  • Acute gallbladder inflammation: It appears suddenly increasing in pain as time passes
  • Chronic inflammation: It takes place from time to time

Symptoms of gallbladder inflammation

 patient suffering a gallbladder inflammation
The patient suffering a gallbladder inflammation feels an acute pain int the gallbladder area

The main important symptom of gallbladder inflammation is the acute constant pain in the inflamed area – the right upper quadrant of the human abdomen (RUQ)-, although another conditions such as hepatitis, or peptic ulcer could also produce pain in the same place.

Other possible symptoms are:Swelling because of the accumulations of fluids in this zone, vomiting, flatulence, lack of appetite, general discomfort, fever, jaundice, etc.

Causes of gallbladder inflammation

Among all the possible causes we can point out:

  • Gallstones : This is the most probable cause of gallbladder inflammation. Gallstones obstruct the cystic duct impeding bile flowing. Gallbladders could be the reason for more than 90 % of the cases of gallbladder inflammation.
  • Prolonged fasting
  • Prolonged intravenous feeding
  • Surgery
  • Diet too rich in protein – meat, eggs, milk and fish
  • Poor fiber diet – with almost no fruits, vegetables and whole grains, that is to say natural foods.
  • Stress

Diagnosis and treatment gallbladder inflammation

Faced with some of the possible symptoms, you should ask for medical attention. This is particularly necessary when sudden and severe pain occurs or in case pain is accompanied with fever.

Conventional treatment of gallbladder inflammation can imply taking some medicines (painkillers, anti-inflammatories or antibiotics). Sometimes intravenous feeding or gallbladder removal could be necessary.

Natural treatment of gallbladder inflammation

The natural treatment of gallbladder inflammation supposes the use of a series of natural resources that can aid to prevent it or decrease its symptoms.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 March, 2019

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