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Natural Gallbladder Cleanse
Is there any cleanse or natural herb to make my gallbladder only functioning at 15% work better? Or is surgery the only option?
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
No: Studies have been done to try to 'dissolve'gallstones. Limited success seen can be seen with certain small stones while on the medication, but the stones recur off the medicine. No long term success naturally. ...Read more
I know of no: Medical evidence to show that liver cleanse is beneficial for those with or without gallbladder. But i suppose it would depend on whom you ask. ...Read more
Not possible: Sorry, this is not possible, despite what you may have read on various websites or holistic manuals. If gallstones, which are quite common, are not symptomatic, nothing needs to be done. If they are symptomatic, a low fat diet can help reduce the symptoms, but , usually, surgery will be necessary. ...Read more
Are there complications with a liver/gallbladder cleanse if I have experienced light pain in the LRQ in the past and now on my cleanse?
Common: About 20% of people will have diarrhea (early on) especially after eating fatty food. The gallbladder's function is to store bile and deliver it to the intestine to absorb fats. Most people w/stones have lost this storage function prior to its removal and don't miss this function. For those that do develop diarrhea, many eventually adjust or they may take bile salts by mouth to compensate. ...Read more
Pain,gas,bloating: Unhappy gallbladders can cause digestive upsets, pain in the right upper abdomen that goes through to the back, gas, bloating. You can get very sick sometimes. No "natural" products have been shown to help sick gallbladders. Save your money. ...Read more
Myths: It would not effect the liver.Get a more detailed answer ›