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How does chronic stress affect your gallbladder health?

How does chronic stress affect your gallbladder health?

Probably doesn't: Chronic stress is very common. So is gallbladder disease. But they are not related. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Had a nuclear heart stress test. Right after, dr. Did my hida scan on the gallbladder. Did not give more nuclear stuff. Will this affect hida results?

Had a nuclear heart stress test. Right after, dr. Did my hida scan on the gallbladder. Did not give more nuclear stuff. Will this affect hida results?

Unusual but okay: Nuclear cardiac stress test is a nuclear imaging method that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle, both at rest and during activity. This uses a radiopharmaceutical, such as thallium or sestamibi. However, tc-99m sestamibi, has relatively high liver uptake and studies have utilized this for assessment of gallbladder contraction as well. (j gastrointestin liver dis, 2007; 16:157). ...Read more

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Is it stress or my heart hi, I was born with a heart murmur and ever since the 3rd grade I have had palpations. I also had my valves patched and a hole in my heart patched. This past december I had my gallbladder removed. I am also a dibetic. I get so str

Is it stress or my heart hi, I was born with a heart murmur and ever since the 3rd grade I have had palpations. I also had my valves patched and a hole in my heart patched. This past december I had my gallbladder removed. I am also a dibetic. I get so str

This : This is a common question and an important one.

We know that stress can have profound effects on the body, including the cardiovascular system. Stress can raise heart rate in people with normal, healthy hearts, and stress can also trigger or exacerbate heart arrhythmias in people who are susceptible to having them. In a similar way, stress can make heart burn worse, it can make nonspecific chest pain worse, and it can make angina (chest pain from coronary artery disease) worse. In other words, stress is an important factor and is likely playing a role, but the important question remains whether there is also an underlying cardiovascular problem that requires attention.

The safest thing to do is to have a doctor you trust examine you and determine whether you are having arrhythmias or just a benign increase in heart rate. At the same time, you can use your symptoms and other feelings as a guide to how you are coping with the stresses in your life and whether you might need some help with those issues as well. My suggestion is that you not try to do this alone. Some kindhearted help from a skilled healthcare practitioner could make a world of difference and potentially protect you from having something bad happen that could have been avoided. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from a lot of stres latley & my stomach has been hurting as well for 5days now. Went to the er & doc did a lot of blood stomach test to check me n an us gallbladder test n all came back very good nothing serious is what the doc said sho

I've been suffering from a lot of stres latley & my stomach has been hurting as well for 5days now. Went to the er & doc did a lot of blood stomach test to check me n an us gallbladder test n all came back very good nothing serious is what the doc said sho

Nonspecific: Stress can certainly be a cause for ulcers, which can cause stomach pains, typically in the upper abdomen. Try some acid reducing medication and see if that helps. If not, you may need an upper endoscopy and consultation with a gastroenterologist. Best to try methods to reduces and cope with stress. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes gallbladder/diahrrea problems?

What causes gallbladder/diahrrea problems?

Not sure...: Not sure if I understand your question. Gallbladder disease itself is not associated with bowel changes or diarrhea. If you mean diarrhea after gallbladder surgery, then that is due to excess bile reaching the large intestine or colon causing the diarrhea. That usually resolves with time as the small bowel learns to absorb the bile better, or with medication like actigall (ursodiol) to absorb the excess bile. ...Read more

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Can perimenopause cause gallbladder problems?

No, but: Age itself can predispose to gallbladder problems — remember the 4 f's of gallbladder disease : fat, female, fertile, and forty! ...Read more

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Can gallbladder problems cause low c3c?

Gallbladder and C3: Gallbladder problems have not been described as a source of a low c-3 level. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder problems cause food to taste salty?

Can gallbladder problems cause food to taste salty?

Not likely.: Gallstones typically cause post prandial pain. Changes in taste is probably related more to respiratory problems, such as sinusitis. ...Read more

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What are the dangerous chemicals in synthetic weed? Can they cause gallbladder problems?

What are the dangerous chemicals in synthetic weed? Can they cause gallbladder problems?

Caution: Synthetic weed (SPICE) has lead to multiple deaths and should be avoided. The exact composition varies from dealer to dealer.
Here is a good reference: <a href="http://drug.addictionblog.org/does-synthetic-weed-cause-death/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://drug.addictionblog.org/does-synthetic-weed-cause-death/</a>
No relation to GB Disease ...Read more

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Does gallbladder problems cause tiredness?

Does gallbladder problems cause tiredness?

Here are some ...: Gallbladder stone remains the most common condition related with its inflammation / infection. Itself if asymptomatic may not be a serious health issue, but its common underlying conditions such as metabolic syndromes with obesity, DM, hypertension, poor circulation, etc. with multiple drug use / inactivity are the real problem affecting the patients' general well-being and vitality. So, see Doc. ...Read more

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No spleen no gallbladder cause problem later in life?

No spleen no gallbladder cause problem later in life?

Usually not: 700, 000 americans have their gallbladders removed each year. While there may be some side effects after removal, these are generally easily managed. You did not say why your spleen was removed, but here the only that you should know is there is a very small risk for overwhelming bacterial infection, known as post-splenectomy sepsis. You can speak with your family doctor about this. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder problems cause brown hyperpigmentation — even rarely?

Very unlikely.: Doubtful from gall bladder disease alone. In the case of obstruction due to gallstones with the development of jaundice, which can cause itching, chronic scratching could cause hyperpigmentation. Other than that, by itself, it is unlikely to do so. However, other diseases can cause it so get a thorough checkup. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more