Do Food Intolerances Contribute to Gallbladder Symptoms?

Do you feel pain or nausea after eating? Maybe you experience other digestive issues, but find the symptoms hard to sort out. Could it be gallbladder symptoms, irritable bowel syndrome or food intolerances? Could food intolerances be causing gallbladder symptoms?

 

Food intolerances may be a hidden cause behind many forms of digestive upsets, as Dr. Andrew Weil agrees. Food intolerance and food allergies are linked with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). But when it comes to gallbladder symptoms, food intolerances are not an obvious cause, according to a 2000 study in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. Yet, there is an interesting link between IBS and gallbladder surgery.

 

Research out of University Sapienza in Rome, Italy found that surgery to remove the gallbladder was higher in patients with IBS, but not because IBS was causing gallbladder symptoms.  Instead, what the University Sapienza researchers found was that IBS increased the likelihood of unnecessary gallbladder surgery. This occurred especially in cases with generalized abdominal discomforts that were thought to be gallbladder issues and the physicians opted for gallbladder removal as the course of treatment.

 

Dr. Marina Rose has helped people find safe, effective treatment for digestive complaints including gallbladder symptoms in and around the city of Mountain View, CA.

 

How do you know if your digestive upsets are in fact, gallbladder symptoms? The location of the pain is a central factor in figuring out if the pain is likely from your gallbladder or another source.  Gallbladder pain tends to be felt in the upper abdomen or in the right shoulder area of the back.

When you need natural solutions to gallbladder symptoms or digestive complaints, click here to find out how Functional Medicine can help you.

 

 

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