WHAT IS IT• SMALL SAC FOUND JUST UNDER THE LIVERSTORES BILE MADE BY THE LIVER.• HELPS YOU DIGEST FATS. MOVES FROM THE GALLBLADDER TO THE SMALL INTESTINE THROUGH TUBES CALLED THE CYSTIC DUCT AND COMMON BILE DUCT.• MADE FROM CHOLESTEROL AND OTHER THINGS FOUND IN THE BILE. SMALLER THAN A GRAIN OF SAND OR AS LARGE AS A GOLF BALL
CAUSES• Gallstones form when cholesterol and other things found in bile make stones,gall bladder does not empty as it should. People who are overweight or who are trying to lose weight quickly are more likely to get gallstones
SYMPTOMS• Most people do not have symptoms.• If , you most likely will have mild pain in the pit of your stomach or in the upper right part of your belly. Pain may spread to your right upper back or shoulder blade area. Sometimes the pain is more severe. It may be steady, or it may come and go. Or it may get worse when you eat.
PREVENTION OF GALL STONES• MAINTAIN HEALTHY WEIGHT- LOSE WT SENSIBLY ESP WOMEN- REC 1 TO 1.5 KGS/Mo• RAPID WT LOSS --- TO GALL STONES• REGULAR BALANCED MEALS- DON’T SKIP MEALS- EAT HI IN FIBRE, GREEN LEAFY VEGS, AND LESS IN ANIMAL FAT- WITH LITTLE FAT