In medicine, gallstones are crystalline bodies formed within the body by accretion or concretion of normal or abnormal bile components.

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Gallstones Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... You may not know you have gallstones until they''re discovered during tests done for other reasons. But sometimes gallstones may cause certain signs and symptoms. These include: Chronic indigestion. S...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Your liver produces bile — a greenish-brown fluid composed of bile salts, fatty compounds, cholesterol and other chemicals. This fluid is concentrated and stored in your gallbladder until it''s ...
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Gallstones Prevention

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Prevention
... Although you can''t entirely prevent gallstones from forming, you may be able to lower your risk by following these suggestions: Maintain a healthy body weight. Avoid crash diets or a very low intake ...
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Gallstones Treatment

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Complications
... Complications of gallstones may include: Blockage of the common bile duct. In some cases, gallstones can block the ducts that lead from your gallbladder, liver or pancreas to your small intestine. The...
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Treatment
... Because the majority of gallstones produce no symptoms, they require no treatment. Doctors often discover these "silent stones" during routine medical checkups or exams for other illnesses and usually...
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Gallstones Other

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Gastrointestinal References
... This listing is provided for your reference. The information provided by these organizations is not necessarily endorsed by The Cleveland Clinic Web Sites Celiac Disease www.icondata.com/health/pedbas...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

About Gallstones
... The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located beneath the liver on the right side of the abdomen. The gallbladder''s primary functions are to store and concentrate bile, and secrete bile into t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Gallstones Treatment

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Gallstones
... Presence of calculi in the gallbladder (Cholelithiasis) or the biliary duct(choledocholithiasis). Many factors appear to influence the development of gallstones, from sex to racial group, but fundamen...
Source: HealthWorld

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... Which Diseases Can be Helped by Acupuncture? Diseases of the Muscles, Bones and Joints Sprains Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Headaches Diseases of the Nervous System Strokes The Neuralgias Anxi...
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Gallstones Articles

  • Gallstones
    ... Gallstones form when liquid stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. The liquid, called bile, is used to help the body digest fats. Bile is made in the liver, then stored ...

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