Gall stones are not exactly stones. They're pieces of solid material that form in the gallbladder, which is a small organ located under the liver.
You might not even know , you have them until they block a bile duct, causing pain .
The pain felt on right upper abdomen should be ruled out and treated as soon , so that it might not grow big and cause severe pain to go for a surgery to remove the gall bladder itself ( cholecystectomy)
Types of gall stones :
The two main kinds are:
Cholesterol stones :These are usually yellow-green in color. They're the most common kind, accounting for 80% of gallstones.
Pigment stones :These stones are smaller and darker. They're made up of bilirubin, which comes from bile, a fluid your liver makes and your gallbladder stones.
The symptoms of gall stones :
Sharp pain felt on the right upper abdomen ( mainly after having oily foods )
Stomach bloating etc
Bitter taste felt in the mouth etc
Causes of gall stones :
Retention or post-ponding the urge to urinate/passing the faeces
High intake of trans - fat and LDL ( low density lipoprotein - bad cholesterol
Foods to avoid in case of gall stones :
Deep fried items like french fries and potato chips.
High-fat meats and red meats such as bacon, sausage, ground beef
High-fat dairy products, such as cheese, ice cream, fresh -cream, whole milk etc
Using old heated / used oils for fry
Increase in body heat ( due to spicy foods , insomnia,increased sexual activities ,travel etc ) would cause rapid destruction of RBC’s ( Red Blood cells ) which in turn increased the bilirubin to form gall stones .
There are always natural herbs, to cleanse out the gall stones in minimum 3 months duration , which can help you save your gall bladder without it being removed . The ancient herbal formulations derived from the Tamil manuscripts have seen to dissolve the stones naturally via faeces.
( In case of cholecystectomy, the metabolism becomes very low leading to indigestion, (especially fat metabolism) hyper cholesterol, GERD ( acid reflux ) etc which may also cause Herat blocks .