Gall Bladder Disease-Symptoms And Treatments

The human body comprises of many organs that have different functions to perform. Many tissues combine together to form an organ. Some perform digestion and detoxification while others help in storage and excretion. The process of digestion helps to digest and absorb minerals and proteins from the food. The liver is the largest gland of the body that stores the glucose from carbohydrates and triglycerides from fatty acids present in food. It helps in digestion by releasing enzymes into the digestive tract for absorption and breakdown. In this case, the gall bladder helps the liver by storing bile that contains enzymes for digestion. In the present era, awareness of Gallbladder Stone Surgery in Dubai is still not common among people.

What It Is?

It is a small organ present in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen and below the liver. As the liver secretes different enzymes one of them is a yellowish-green liquid that helps to digest fats. This liquid refers as bile. It travels from the liver through the hepatic duct to the gall bladder for storage. Therefore only releases when we eat food and needs the digestion of fats. 

When fat content is higher in food the body sends a signal to the gallbladder to squeeze itself and release the bile. The bile travels through the common bile duct into the intestine and digests the fats there. After the release of bile, the gall bladder appears as a squash.

What Are The Diseases? 

The gall bladder is an organ but if it does not work it won’t affect the function of the body. It associates with the liver and only helps in storage. However, any disease related to it can cause other systems to function improperly. Various types of disease can occur to it. Some can cause obstruction of the bile while others can change the shape of the gall bladder itself. The diseases related to it are as follows.

  1. Gall Stones

Gallstones occur the most in people. Bile constitutes bile salts, cholesterol, and several enzymes. When this cholesterol amount increases from the normal value. The bile in the gall bladder starts to get harden and as result, forms stones and reduces the capacity of storing bile.

  1. Choledocholithiasis

It is a condition that occurs when the stones in the gall bladder travel into the common bile duct and blocks the flow of bile from the liver to the small intestine.

  1. Cholecystitis

When inflammation starts occurring in the gallbladder this disease occurs. Its symptoms include pain, nausea, and vomiting. 

  1. Gall Bladder Cancer

It is a rare disease that mostly occurs after the age of 60 and seems more common in women than in men. There is no specific cause of this disease while other factors such as stones, and inflammation of the gall bladder can increase the risk.

  1. Mirizzi Syndrome

It is an unusual condition that causes the stones to move from the gall bladder to the cystic duct. This duct helps in the transmission of bile from the hepatic duct to the common bile duct. It serves as a pathway between these two.

  1. Biliary Dyskinesia

In it, the gallbladder becomes abrupt and does not contracts and relax properly. This causes an abnormality in the secretion of bile and ultimately decreases the absorption of fats.

What Are The Symptoms?

Symptoms of every gallbladder disease are almost the same. Every condition causes similar signs and symptoms. Most of them relate to the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Pain in abdomen
  • Referred pain also occurs in the right shoulder
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin due to overproduction of bilirubin.
  • Itchy skin
  • Dark color urine

What Are The Treatments?

Treatment technique depends on the severity of the disease.

  •  If you are facing a single small stone in your gall bladder then the doctor will suggest you drink a lot of water to remove the stones through urination. 
  • On the condition that the stone is too big that they have no chance to eliminate it through urine surgeon performs surgery to remove the gall bladder which is laparoscopy.
  • Doctors suggest medications to treat the inflammation of the gall bladder. He also suggests antibiotics to prevent infections and inflammation.
  • The treatment of gall bladder cancer depends on the stage and size of cancer. If the cancer is benign the surgeon opts for the removal of the organ. If it is benign, he moves towards chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

What Are Aftercare?

Preventive measures are to ensure you get a healthy life after the treatment. Following are the aftercare measures of diseased gall bladder treatment.

  • Eat healthy and hygienic food.
  • Avoid the use of fatty food
  • Make sure to take your medicines as the doctor prescribes.
  • Inhibit alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.
  • Do not lift weights after the surgery
  • Avoid strenuous activity

What Are Benefits

Gallbladder Stone Surgery in Dubai helps to treat several different conditions. The treatment provides relief to the sign and symptoms that it causes.

  • Reduces pain and discomfort
  • Improve life’s quality
  • Prevent further complications
  • Reduces the risk of infections
  • Helps to stop the recurrence