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What is the best way to get through a mild gallbladder attack?

What is the best way to get through a mild gallbladder attack?

Tylenol, rest, MD: The gallbladder normally stores bile made in the liver, for use during digestion, where the bile assists in absorption of fats. A gallbladder "attack" is related to gallstones that block the expulsion of bile from the gallbladder. The pain is usually shortly after meals, worse with fatty foods, and lasts about an hour or so, right upper abdomen sometimes radiating to back. Removal is recommended ...Read more

Dr. Ronen Elefant
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Acute Cholecystitis (Definition)

Acute cholecystitis is an abrupt onset of gallbaldder inflammation most commonly caused by obstruction of the gallbladder duct by stones. Most are inflammatory rather than infectious. Bacteria are present only about ...Read more

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What can I do for a gallbladder attack?

What can I do for a gallbladder attack?

Pain meds, time.: Gallbladder pain is almost always due to blockage of the outflow of bile from the gallbladder due to a stone. Usually, the obstructing stone will "fall back" into the gallbladder within an hour or so, leading to complete resolution of the pain. If the attack lasts for hours, it is advisable to go to an er to receive pain meds (which may "break" an attack) +/- admission for definitive care-surgery. ...Read more

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Treating Acute Bronchitis (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Daily
Stop smoking
Once
Take ibuprofen for pain
Daily
Don't jump to antibiotics
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Will i be ok if i'm having a gallbladder attack and take good care of myself?

Will i be ok if i'm having a gallbladder attack and take good care of myself?

How bad?: Transient obstruction of the gb will cause "biliary colic"-an attack of ~hour duration that resolves on its own. Persistent obstruction (>24hrs) leads to inflammation+/-infection that should be managed in the hospital, often culminating in urgent surgery. ...Read more

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Other than pain what are the effects/symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

Other than pain what are the effects/symptoms of a gallbladder attack?

NAUSEA, SOMETIMES: Vomiting, poor digestion, bloating, diarrhea and discolored stools. If infection sets in, fever and chills are possible. ...Read more

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Treating Acute Bronchitis (Checklist)

Always carry rescue inhaler
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Avoid areas with a lot of dust, pollution, and smoke
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Quit smoking
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Can you get a gallbladder attack at 16?

Can you get a gallbladder attack at 16?

Yes: Possible to have gall stones at the age of 16 or even younger , but not a frequent problem ( rare ) ...Read more

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What are the signs of a gallbladder attack in man?

What are the signs of a gallbladder attack in man?

Varies: The most common symptom is right upper quadrant pain, which can radiate to the back. There can be associated nausea, bloating, and increased flatulence. Eating triggers the symptoms, especially fatty and greasy foods. ...Read more

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Treating Acute Bronchitis (Checklist)

Use medication and inhaler
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Use HEPA filters in your home
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Exercise in moderation
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What makes pain come from places other than the gallbladder during a gallbladder attack?

What makes pain come from places other than the gallbladder during a gallbladder attack?

Each person is: Different. People experience pain in many different ways. Gallbladder symptoms are most often upper abdominal pains with nausea & pain can move to the right upper abdomen. Some feel pain into the right upper back. Some feel pain in the right shoulder due the the nerve of the diaphragm muscle. Some feel chest pain, etc. ...Read more

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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

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