GALLBLADDER ATTACKS can be both very painful and frightening. It is easy to understand why so many people opt for gallbladder surgery after experiencing even one gallbladder attack. But there are both natural supplements and natural foods that can manage gallbladder disease to help prevent both surgery and the discomfort of gallbladder colic.
From: Debbie Graefer founder and editor of GallbladderAttack.com
I may be a licensed Acupuncturist and a Master in Traditional Oriental Medicine, but my story with gallbladder disease didn 't start there.
Since 2001 I have been exclusively devoted to holistically supporting gallbladder disease because of my own pain and struggle.
I suffered from stomachaches from early childhood. Frequent trips to doctors brought no results; we tried everything we could.
The pain could get so severe that I would eventually just stop eating for three days to get relief. Doctors did all sorts of tests, but never any gallbladder tests.
However, it wasn t until I tried a liver/gallbladder formula that I got any lasting relief. Thus started my search for natural products and the proper gallbladder diet.
Just cutting out fatty foods doesn' t do the trick; you need a proper diet and supplements that address your particular issues directly.
I have helped myself, thousands of clients and millions of website visitors since 2001 to get out of pain and discomfort. And if you will let me, I can help you live pain free too!
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The kit that I use now is a more targeted version than that original formula, addressing the underlying digestive issues that support gallbladder function.
It assumes that your digestion is not working and therefore borrows the necessary ingredients such as bile salts and digestive enzymes while you work on improving bile secretion and flow.
Combined with proper diet this 30 Day Gallbladder Solution might be the low cost home solution you ve been wanting.
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GALLBLADDER ATTACK SYMPTOMS may include one or more of the following:
- right-sided chest pain below rib cage
- pain in the back right shoulder blade
- nausea or queasiness
- belching or burping
The gall bladder, which sits just below the rib cage to the right of the stomach, is very tender to touch. It can be so painful that it takes your breath away. You may not be able to walk without bending over. Sometimes the pain radiates through to the back shoulder blade on the right side or in the middle between the shoulder blades. This is pain from the gallbladder referring to the back of the shoulder. This back shoulder blade chest pain is one of the most common yet unknown symptoms of a gallbladder disorder. This can come and go or be constant. It may be sharp, excruciating or dull. It may also occur especially at night. A gallbladder attack will typically last for one to four hours.
Is this a gallstone attack or what else could it be?
Pain in the right side of the chest or in the upper right quadrant (area) of the body can be due to more than gallbladder problems. The differential diagnosis should be done by examination and questioning by your doctor.
If the pain is severe, tests may be done to rule out stomach, pancreas, liver or gallbladder. If you have come to this site, you have some suspicion yourself that your gallbladder is involved. The questionnaire provided for you is a helpful indicator since additional gallbladder symptoms help to confirm your suspicions. Pain alone is not usually enough. If the pain is located mid-center beneath the rib cage, this can also be gallbladder related.
Appendicitis pain can also be referred to the mid-center.
WHAT CAUSES A GALLBLADDER ATTACK
The pain can come from a stone making its way down the biliary duct or bile tube toward the duodenum of the small intestine. It can also be caused by a back up of bile in the gallbladder (with or without stones) that causes it to swell from fullness causing discomfort. Or it can come from an infected gallbladder itself that becomes inflammed known as cholecystitis.
That's what's happening in the moment. But the underlying causes of stone forming or bile thickening or low-functioning gallbladder are important to understand in order to heal the root of the problem. Hypothyroidism is a major conrtibuting cause to gallbladder disease of all kinds. The thyroid is responsible for metabolism and when it is not working optimally, metabolism in general slows down. Your digestion may be slower, the bowels may be slower, gallbladder emptying may be slower, even thinking may be slower.
Food allergies are also major contributors to gallbladder disease. They cause a histamine release that can cause excessive fluid in the bile ducts, causing them to back up. It is important to isolate those specific foods by eliminating them and introducing them back in one at a time and watch for reactions, so that you know just what is causing the problem. There is an entire page dedicated to just this allergy sleuthing and one for hypothyroid as well which you will want to peruse at your leisure.
What do I do now?
But for now, step one is to see your doctor for a diagnosis. It's important to know exactly what is going on. Then, if you haven't already done so, fill out the gallbladder symptom questionnaire. It will give you suggestions on what to do at this moment based on your individual symptoms for example, get out of pain and discomfort.
If it's weight gain due to gallbladder disease, it may be trying the allergy elimination diet to start. Order what you need to get started, and if you need help, you can always schedule a consultation to get pointed in the right direction. We might order blood tests for you to check your thryoid or to check if insulin resistance is contributing to high cholesterol and/or to gallstone formation. Then read up on your areas of interest on this site, from weight gain to gallbladder removal; it's all here.
I have put together combinations of products for specific problems. But they are not enough without major dietary changes. You can read the gallbladder diet page from top to bottom but if you order the 30 Day Gallbladder Solution. you will get the products you need as well as a gallbladder menu plan with recipes. These are simple foods that you can eat even when everything causes you pain.
If you want to improve your gallbladder health, you need to educate yourself about the workings of the gallbladder and whole biliary system. You need to understand the root of your problem. Treat this site like a book. Read it all.
Even if you don't have a gallbladder, if you're on this page you still have gallbladder symptoms. If you don't have gallstones, you could develop them in the future if you
don't make changes now. There is hope. But it's up to you. Educate yourself. Implement the necessary changes.
The 30 Day Gallbladder Solution can kick start your program and help to reduce the pain or discomfort. It is designed to improve the health of the bile and your overall digestion.
Good luck and good reading.
Gallbladder symptoms (non-attack)
For non-attack, general symptoms that may be related to the gallbladder please go to gallbladder symptoms or to specific diseases at gallbladder disease.