Its a disease of fat female of
Gallbladder is a small sac situated just under the liver
and it produces bile juice that is essential for proper
digestion of fats. The bile juice mainly contains
cholesterol, water, bile salts and a pigment called
Bilirubin. When the proportion of these contents is altered
in the bile juice, gallstones start forming.
are two basic types of gallstones:
Cholesterol gallstones: Made up of cholesterol
(accounting for about 80% of cases)
stones: Made up of the pigment Bilirubin
contributing to development of gallstones:
Its twice as common in females as compared to males
People over age of 60 years are at higher risk
diabetes, rapid loss can also lead to formation of
gallstones in some cases
Many patients having gallstones may not have any complaint.
However, some may experience pain in the upper abdomen
radiating to the back. The pain may last up to 2-6 hours.
All the factors that form stone are present in the bile
under normal circumstances; however, they are in a dissolved
state. If there is increase in concentration of cholesterol
or pigments, they crystallize and precipitate out as stones.
Factors such as increasing age, pregnancy, obesity, liver
disorders, infections can have impact on development of
gallstones. Some studies suggest that genetics and heredity
factors are at the root of this condition that makes one
prone to have gallstones.
Suggestion about homoeopathic treatment:
When the stones are of a smaller size, homoeopathic medicines
will help in possibly dissolving the stones. Homoeopathy
medicines are effective in alleviating pain as well as
chronic inflammation of gallbladder (cholecystitis)
associated with the condition. Homoeopathy also helps to
control further stone production activity. It the stones are
bigger, multiple and impacted, it may require surgical
intervention. In cases of Large and multiple stones,
homoeopathy has no curative role to play.