What Is Cholecystitis And How Common Is It?

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Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Cholecystitis is a swelling and irritation of your gallbl...
Balanced Health Today Call Now 1(888)277-4980 Cholecystitis is a swelling and irritation of your gallbladder, a small organ in the right side of your belly near your liver. The gallbladder’s job is to hold a digestive juice called bile. It releases bile into your small intestine when your body needs it to break down fats. But if the path to your small intestine is blocked, bile gets trapped. That backup can irritate your gallbladder. That’s how cholecystitis happens. Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms. They often show up after you’ve eaten a big or especially fatty meal. It’s easy to mistake it for other health problems, but another telltale sign is intense pain – in your belly, in your back or under your right shoulder blade. If you don’t see a doctor and get treatment, it can lead to dangerous infections or become a long-term condition. The most common solution is surgery to remove your gallbladder. In most cases, gallstones blocking the tube leading out of your gallbladder cause cholecystitis. If left untreated, cholecystitis can lead to serious, sometimes life-threatening complications, such as a gallbladder rupture. Treatment for cholecystitis often involves gallbladder removal. The exact number of cases in the UK is not known. However, it is not an uncommon condition and it is quite a common cause for hospital admission. Women are affected more often than men.
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