Gallstones

Description: 

The gallbladder is a small pear shaped organ that sits under the liver. It stores the bile produced by the liver and released to digest fat in the duodenum. If the gall bladder isn't working properly, then fats cannot be digested which can lead to gallstones. They form when the bile is too thick or not flowing freely.

Other Common Names: 

Bile stone, Cholelith

Symptoms: 

Upper back pain, pain between the shoulder blades, nausea and vomiting.

Additional Symptoms: 

Prolonged periods of pain, clay or pale colored stools, jaundice.

Possible Causes: 

 
The most common cause of gallstones is when the liver produces bile that has too much cholesterol in it which is generally due to diets high in fats and refined carbohydrates, cholesterol lowering drugs, obesity and high oestrogen levels.

Associated Diagnostics: 

Health Conditions are complex and Gallstones can have many contributory factors, some conditions mabe be managed through diet and nutrition, whilst others may benefit from one or more of the recommended tests.
 
Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0/includes Parasitology. Pancreatic Elastase.