I am currently experiencing some gallbladder pain and it does run in my family. I currently have no health insurance, is there something i can do to stop the pain and possibly pass the stones if there any ? I am male 33yrs old 6'2\\ and 220lbs.\" I am cur

The gall bladder is an important organ to your digestive system as it stores bile, an important digestive juice that is produced in the liver. Gall stones are formed from calcium salts or cholesterol and these stones can become obstacles, getting stuck in the bile duct. This can also be a very painful condition. It is not necessary for gall stones to produce visible symptoms in all cases however, and at most times in fact there are no visible symptoms and treatment is not required.  If there are complications however, and the condition is not treated appropriately or the symptoms are ignored then there could be serious repercussions and even lead to fatalities.

There are however several natural methods and remedies that can help you lower your cholesterol and dissolve or prevent gallstones.
  • Physical activity is essential for complete recovery and to prevent a recurrence of gallstones. Try to exercise on a regular basis with light activities such as walking or cycling at the very least for twenty minutes a day. Yoga is one discipline that is worth considering as many patients have found it to be very beneficial.
  • Obesity is another contributing factor so make sure that you are not overweight and try to loose weight gradually through a healthy diet plan and exercise rather than through unhealthy fad diets that are actually dangerous for you.
  • The fiber content in your dietary intake is another important consideration. Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains as they are the best source of fiber. Animal fat and saturated or trans fats should be limited or eliminated at the same time. Fiber helps to bind cholesterol, bile and fatty acids, to pass as stools, helping transport cholesterol out of the body, breaking down gallstones gradually.
  • Instead of relying solely on cholesterol lowering drugs, try and control your dietary intake so as to lower cholesterol. Lifestyle changes are much healthier than medication, but always make it a point to consult your doctor and never make any decision independently or without his consent.
  • Vitamin C intake is vital as it helps convert cholesterol into bile acids. With reduced cholesterol levels and higher bile levels, gallstones will get dissolved slowly but naturally. Foods like oranges, tomatoes, broccoli and sweet potatoes constitute some of the best source of vitamin C.
  • Increase your intake of water as well as it is extremely important to stay well hydrated, as this can help dissolve the gallstones.

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