Causes of Gallbladder Disease

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Many of these causes have an individual page dedicated to them. Please follow the links for more informatio...
Many of these causes have an individual page dedicated to them. Please follow the links for more information. • Hypothyroidism • Hashimoto's Thyroid Disease • Low stomach acid • Food Sensitivities or Allergies • Gluten Intolerance • Brain degeneration • Overweight • Rapid weight loss • Lack of exercise • Pregnancy (due to excess hormones) • Estrogen intake and birth control pills(estrogen increases the concentration of cholesterol in the bile) • Anabolic steriods, especially those that convert to estrogens and especially oral ones • Chronic Heartburn • Frequent use of Antacids and PPIs • Atkin's Diet • Over age 40 and increase in risk as one ages • Female especially those who have had children • Ethnicity (Pima Indians and Mexican-Americans) • High triglycerides, high LDL cholesterol, decreased HDL cholesterol, • Alcohol intake • Family history of gallbladder disease (Heredity) • Cholesterol-lowering drugs, immunosuppressive drugs • Antidepressants which slow down gallbladder contractions • Constipation • Diabetes • Insulin Resistance • Diseases such as chronic inflammatory bowel disease, Chron's disease (ulcerative colitis is contraversial) Hemolytic anemias, PCOS • Very Low Calorie Diets • Diet high in saturated fats • Diet high in refined foods and sugars • Diet low in fiber (which is what the refined diets are) and not enough vegetables • Non-fat diets • Low-fat diets
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