Does the gallbladder remove?
According to official medical statistics, the number of gallstone disease doubles every ten years. And most patients are faced with the question of whether to remove the gallbladder? In our article we will weigh the pros and cons of surgical intervention.
The role of the gallbladder in the body
The gallbladder is a small organ the size of an average chicken egg, located on the lower side of the liver and filled with bile. The bladder is connected with the hepatic bile duct, through which the bile is metered into the duodenum. During the process of digestion, the gallbladder is strongly reduced, pushing bile into the intestine. Bile enhances and accelerates the breakdown of fats into small particles, activates the production of pancreatic and intestinal juice enzymes, improves the intestinal absorption of vitamins and fats. In addition, bile inhibits the development of putrefactive processes in the intestine, since it has bactericidal properties.
The main diseases of the gallbladder
Unfortunately, like other organs of the human body, the gallbladder is susceptible to various diseases. The most common gallstone disease, cholecystitis, dyskinesia and gallbladder polyps. The most common disease - cholelithiasis - occurs as a result of a sedentary lifestyle, with excessive consumption of sweet, spicy or fatty foods. At the same time, bile stagnates, an excess of cholesterol is formed, which leads to crystallization and the appearance of stones. Getting into the bile ducts, stones overlap them, which provokes inflammation of the gallbladder, exacerbation of cholecystitis and the appearance of renal colic. Inadequate flow of bile into the intestine causes nausea, flatulence and constipation.
Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to patients for protection against heart attacks and strokes also provoke the appearance of gallstones.
Do I need to remove the gallbladder
If cholelithiasis is not very advanced, you can do without surgery. The main thing during this period is the drug treatment prescribed by the attending physician.The course of treatment can be quite long.
Attacks of biliary colic are well removed Corvalol. You can take urolesan twice a day, forty minutes after eating, dripping ten drops of the drug per lump of sugar.
If ultrasound showed the presence of single stones in the gallbladder, they can be destroyed by ultrasound, a laser beam or diluted with chemotherapy. Popularity is gaining a new method in which medicine is injected into the gallbladder through the skin with a catheter, and then bile with crystals dissolved in it is removed with a syringe.
In the treatment of gallstone disease, the Bolotov-Naumov method has gained wide popularity, information about which can be easily found on the Internet. There you can find many popular recipes for the treatment of disease.
When using various methods of treating cholelithiasis, it is necessary to follow a special diet, it is necessary to consume a large amount of liquid (at least two liters per day), preferably melt water, as it is a natural medicine and natural antioxidant.
We should not forget that the decision about whether it is possible to remove the gallbladder, takes the attending physician on the basis of medical indications and test results.