Causes of Gallbladder Stones
The causes of gallbladder stones in any one individual involves the interplay of several factors that lead to the crystallization of stones from the normal bile that is stored in the gallbladder. Have you been diagnosed with gall bladder stones? Wondering what might have caused yours? See common causes here.
The Role of Diets, Inheretance & Diseases
The gallbladder is a small sac-like organ that is attached to the under surface of the liver, to the right side of the upper abdomen. It usually contain a greenish bitter liquid called bile.
The adult liver secretes about 1.5 litres of bile daily. Bile is stored in the gallbladder, where it is concentrated, until it is needed to help breakdown or emulsify fat in our meals so that it can be digested.
In certain conditions, this liquid called bile becomes so concentrated and forms stones in the gall bladder, called gallstones or gallbladder stones. There are solid gravel like materials, just as the name implies.
Even though gallbladders tones are very common, not everyone have it. In the UK, over 5 million persons are said to be affected by gallstones (about 15% of the UK population).
The picture is similar in the USA where over one million persons are diagnosed with gallbladder stones yearly, joining the over 25 million individuals with this condition.
So what makes some 10 to 15% of individuals to develop gallstones, and not the other 85 to 90 percent of the population?
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