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My friend was confined in the hospital because she was diagnosed having gallstone. What is a gallstone or gallbladder stone? according to Wikipedia:

A gallstone is a crystalline concretion formed within the gallbladder by accretion of bile components. These calculi are formed in the gallbladder, but may pass distally into other parts of the biliary tract such as the cystic duct, common bile duct, pancreatic duct, or the ampulla of Vater.

Presence of gallstones in the gallbladder may lead to acute cholecystitis, an inflammatory condition characterized by retention of bile in the gallbladder and often secondary infection by intestinal microorganisms, predominantly Escherichia coli and Bacteroides species. Presence of gallstones in other parts of the biliary tract can cause obstruction of the bile ducts, which can lead to serious conditions such as ascending cholangitis or pancreatitis. Either of these two conditions can be life-threatening, and are therefore considered to be medical emergencies.

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Because of what happened to her, i became conscious with my gall bladder’s health and condition. Another friend posted in her blog that it is hard to tell the the presence of gallstone because it has no symptoms. A person may only experience intense pain in the upper-right side of the abdomen when it is already in advanced stage.

What causes gallstone? Is it because of poor diet? Well according to Wikipedia, there’s no clear relationship has been proven between diet and gallstone formation; however, low-fiber, high-cholesterol diets and diets high in starchy foods have been suggested as contributing to gallstone formation.

Other nutritional factors that may increase risk of gallstones include rapid weight loss, constipation, eating fewer meals per day, eating less fish, and low intakes of the nutrients folate, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin C. On the other hand, wine and whole-grain bread may decrease the risk of gallstones.

I’m planning to have a gallbladder cleansing, I’ve undergone a lot of surgical operations and i don’t want to encounter another one. A friend shared her cleansing recipe with me. She tried it on herself and the gallstones were successfully flushed out.

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