The Hidden Factor Behind Gallstones and Gallbladder Symptoms

When doctors study gallbladder symptoms in school, they learn about the four “F”s. But if you look deeper, there is another factor contributing to gallbladder health.

 

The commonly recognized four “F”s—being female, fertile, fat, and over forty—have been shown to increase risk for developing gallbladder symptoms, as Dr. Oz also points out. But what these four “F”s aren’t pointing to is how gallstones are forming in the first place. The missing link is poor digestion.

 

When food leaves the stomach and enters the small intestine the gallbladder releases stored bile to continue with the digestive process. The formation of bile is influenced by the complex processes of the liver. When these processes are out of balance, often because of problems in other parts of the digestive tract, the bile becomes thick and more likely to form gallstones.

 

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

 

Gallbladder symptoms are often a sign of a larger problem with digestion. Practitioners of functional medicine can help you to determine ways to improve your digestion. Often, increasing the enzyme content of your meals by eating more fresh, raw fruits and vegetables can begin to help overall digestion. Supplemental enzymes can also be helpful.

 

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

 

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