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The gallbladder is an organ that stores and releases bile to aid in digestion. The term gallbladder disease is used to describe various issues and diseases that negatively affect your gallbladder. These conditions include:
A majority of the issues of the gallbladder come from the formation of gallstones.
Gallstones are formed when cholesterol and other substances found in liver bile clot and form stones.
You also might have tumors that prevent the bile from draining correctly, an infection or blood vessel issues.
Symptoms of Gallbladder disease include:
The best way to prevent the risk of gallstones is to maintain a healthy weight, lose weight slowly, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Many gallbladder diseases can be diagnosed by a simple ultrasound. Sometimes your doctor may suggest further imaging such as a CT or MRI scan. If treatment is necessary, possible treatments include:
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