Gallbladder: Problems, removal, diet, and treatment

In acute cholecystitis, inflammation of the gallbladder with resultant peritoneal irritation leads to a well-localized pain in the proper upper quadrant, usually together with rebound and guarding. Despite the fact that nonspecific, a good Murphy sign (inspiratory arrest on heavy palpation of the right upper quadrant during deep inspiration) is highly suggestive regarding cholecystitis. Fever […]

Reflux and heartburn after gallbladder surgery

As the body metabolizes fat during rapid weight loss, it causes the liver to secrete extra cholesterol into bile, which can cause gallstones. Estrogen. Excess estrogen from pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, or birth control pills appears to increase cholesterol levels in bile and decrease gallbladder movement, both of which can lead to gallstones. Obesity. Obesity […]

Gallbladder: Problems, removal, diet, and treatment

In acute cholecystitis, inflammation of the gallbladder with resultant peritoneal irritation leads to a well-localized pain in the proper upper quadrant, usually together with rebound and guarding. Despite the fact that nonspecific, a good Murphy sign (inspiratory arrest on heavy palpation of the right upper quadrant during deep inspiration) is highly suggestive regarding cholecystitis. Fever […]