Why do gall bladder stones formed?

Component imbalance. The principal components of bile are water, bile salts, cholesterol and lecithin. Imbalance in these components causes precipitation and stone formation. Most stones are pure cholesterol or cholesterol with calcium mixed in. Pigment (black) stones occasionally form in the gallbladder and are associated with hemolytic conditions such as sickle cell anemia and others.
Stasis. No one knows how they form, but it is speculated that it is due to stasis of the bile in the gallbladder and precipitation of salts. Very much like a glass with water and salt that you let stand and the salts settles in the bottom. Gallstones are made of cholesterol and calcium usually.
Many possibilities. Gallstones can run in families, more common in women, more common in women who have had childbirth, and in some ethnic populations as some indians and south and central american populations. There is question of elevated cholesterol and gallstones. More common in people who have had heart surgery or other major operation. Also in those who lose a lot of weight quickly.

Related Questions

How does one detect gall bladder stones?

Ultrasound. This is the best test for gallstones. An abdominal ultrasound will usually show gallstones if they are present in the gallbladder. Read more...

What food could I eat with gall bladder stones?

Avoid. Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods. Drink plenty of liquids. Eat healthy fruits & vegetables and smaller amounts of non-fatty meat or chicken. See a doctor or general surgeon if the gallstones are causing recurrent upper abdominal pain or nausea. Read more...

Gall bladder stones symptoms since last one month, how bad is it?

If you have. symptomatic gallstones and you are a good surgical risk, best treatment is cholecystectomy. This is usually a laparoscopic procedure these days, and it is not a particularly painful operation that requires at most a one day hospitalization and minimal scars. Consult with a surgeon. Read more...

Please suggest what foods are good for you to eat if have gall bladder stones?

Low fat. 10 gram low fat diet is recommended. Avoid excess dairy products, fried foods, and fast foods as they are higher in fat content. Fat is the stimulus to the gallbladder. Read more...

Just found out I have gall bladder stones. What kind of diet should I embrace?

Depend. The diet is just low in fat and to eliminate any kind of food that you do not tolerate. Many persons with g.B. Stones don't have food intolerance a may eat anything. Read more...
If symptomatic. If symptomatic healthy foods for your gallbladder, as well as the rest of your body:fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains (whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oats, bran cereal)lean meat, poultry, and fish, low-fat dairy products. Majority of patients with gallstones do not have symptoms. Overweight state can lead to gall stone formation. Loss of weight helps reduce gall stone formation. Read more...