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A 33-year-old male asked:

if you have a poor functioning gallbladder, but no stones or gall sludge, is it possible in time for it to heal(become functional)with healthy living?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
YES!!!: Gallbladder function is affected by diet and lifestyle. Many herbs, acupuncture and homeopathy can enhance gallbladder function. See http://digestivedetective.com/articles/nutrition-articles-articles/7-ways-to-improve-gallbladder-function-even-if-you-dont-have-one-anymore/ and http://www.sensiblehealth.com/Journey-02.xhtml and http://liverandgallbladderflush.com/
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Biliary dyskinesia: This is the term often given for patients with recurrent right upper quadrant pain with no stones/sludge and low ejection(emptying) fraction of the gallbladder on HIDA scanning. Unfortunately besides cholecystectomy(removal of the gallbladder), there is no reliable alternative treatment. Even with cholecystectomy many patient still have symptoms! I do wish you luck.

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Last updated Mar 16, 2016

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