At what age does gallbladder disease happen most?

Women before Men. Gallbladder disease is most common in women either soon after having children or in the 40's and older. Men tend to have gallbladder problems in their 50's and up. Although rare, teenagers can get gallstones, either associated with blood diseases or obesity.

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Could gallbladder diseases only happen to fat people?

Gallbladder Disease. People of all ages, races and genders can get gallstones and gallbladder disease. However, gallstone are more commonly seen in women who are in their 40's, overweight, and fertile. Read more...
No. GB disease can affect anyone, even people with a normal weight. The classic risk factors for gallbladder are related to being overweight however, as well as being female, fertile, and in your forties. I have seen patients from 16 to 90 with galbladder issues and with all body types and both genders. Read more...

What is gallbladder disease?

Maybe. Indigestion with upper abdominal pain and bloating after eating due to gallstones. Sometime gallbladder does not work properly and causes the same ill feelings (gallbladder dyskinesia). Inflammation & sometimes gallbladder infection can occur. Read more...
Malfunction gallblad. Often gallbladder disease is called a malfunction gallbladder where pain occurs in the right side of the abdomen under the rib cage and goes to the shoulder blade after eating fatty food. It usually starts after 15-20 minutes from eating and lasts more than 15 minutes. It is diagnosed by ultrasound finding of stones. Early forms of gallbladder disease needs a nuclear study for diagnosis. Read more...

Can my child get gallbladder disease?

Yes but not likely. Routine gallstones are very uncommon. Typically stones in kids are related to hemolytic diseases such as sickle cell. There are case reports of parasites. Mostly biliary disease is secondary to abnormal development such as atresia, choledochal cysts, pancreatic anomalies. Again these are uncommon. Read more...

Can you die from gallbladder disease?

Very rare. Gallstones can cause infection which could result in septic shock. Usually that could be treated with antibiotics and surgery. Cancer of the gallbladder or bile ducts is very rare. Symptomatic gallbladder disease requires attention. Read more...
Yes. The three main complications from gall bladder disease are: acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis and obstructive jaundice. These conditions can lead to serious complications including death. That is why, if you have symptoms attributable to gall stone disease, you should consult a surgeon about having your gb removed electively. Read more...

Is gallbladder disease common in the us?

Yes. It is safe to say that there are millions of people in the US with gallstones. Thankfully, only about 10-20% develop symptoms; this is best treated by surgery once symptoms begin. As many as 500, 000-750, 000 of these operations are performed in the US yearly. Read more...
Yes. Gallbladder disease is extremely common in the us affecting more than 20 million people. Read more...

Can my bad diet lead to gallbladder disease?

Yes. Gallbladder disease occurs due to multiple factors including heredity and our high (saturated) fat/high carbohydrate western diet. Furthermore, once gallstones develop, symptoms tend to be worse after eating high-fat foods. Read more...
Yes. I agree with dr. Rosen. Gallbladder disease is often multi-factoral. There are clear relationships between diet and gallbladder disease. In addition to poor dietary choices, things including yo-yo dieting with significant weight swings is associated with increased stone formation. Certain illnesses are also associated with development of gallstones. Read more...

Do you know if you have gallbladder disease?

Ultrasound. A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour.. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food. If you have these symptoms, an ultrasound will confirm the dx. Read more...

How likely is dying from gallbladder disease?

Not very high. Chance of dying from gallstones, unless you let it go untreated for many years. Rarely, you can develop cancer of the gallbladder, which is a serious condition with high chance of dying. Read more...

What are the symptoms of gallbladder diseases?

(RUQ) Abdominal Pain. A gallbladder attack is characterized by right- or middle upper abdominal pain (severe, pressure-like, noncramping, nonburning) that typically lasts for an hour or two. Associated symptoms include nausea+/-vomiting+/-chills. The pain often radiates around into the back and/or shoulder. Attacks are often precipitated by fatty or fried food intake, although middle-of-the-night attacks are common. Read more...
Pain. Usually r upper abdominal pain after a meal. Can be in the back or chest. Read more...