Gallbladder Symptoms | Where They Come from and What You Can Do

If you’ve ever experienced a gallbladder attack, or heard the dreaded tale of one you might be wondering: What leads to gallbladder symptoms? There are actually different conditions that may cause gallbladder pain or other gallbladder symptoms.


Gallbladder symptoms may be caused by gallstones, inflammation of the gallbladder, or a combination of both. It’s important to know that many people may have gallstones without experiencing gallbladder symptoms, as Dr. Andrew Weil also states. The excruciating pain, usually felt in the upper abdomen or middle of the back, associated with a gallbladder attack comes from blockage of the bile duct from the gallbladder to the small intestine. Sometimes these symptoms lead doctors to suggest surgery.


Dr. Marina Rose has helped people with gallbladder symptoms and other challenging and chronic health conditions in and around the city of San Francisco, CA.


Although gallbladder removal is a common surgical procedure, your gallbladder has an important role in your health. The gallbladder stores bile and bile salts that allow your body to digest fats and important fat-soluble vitamins. Despite their bad reputation, your body needs healthy fats for vital functions like providing the membrane for cells or for production of certain hormones. To keep your gallbladder working for you consider:


  1. Choosing healthy fats
  2. Including lots of fiber sources in your diet
  3. Maintaining a healthy weight
  4. Drinking enough water to stay hydrated


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  • Mary Albitz

    Reply Reply May 24, 2013

    I had no idea what the Gallbladder did and what the symptoms are. Now I know and now I also know that sugar and simple carbohydrates can lead to gallbladder symptoms and/or gallstones. So glad that I did a detox diet last month and now I’m keeping the weight off by barely eating any of the breads and other simple carbohydrates that I was previously eating. I feel so much healthier also making sure I get lots of healthy fats. Thanks for the info, Dr. Marina.

    • Marina Rose

      Reply Reply May 24, 2013

      Good for you Mary! Avoiding simple carbs is an important step to a healthy digestive system.

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