Most of those who suffer from cholelithiasis notice the signs of this disease, but it is also known that a person can live with him for many years without any inconvenience. In many cases, the symptoms of gallstones can easily be mistaken for digestive problems.
In this article we will tell you how to recognize cholelithiasis, as well as the measures that should be taken to cure this disease and at the same time avoid complications requiring serious treatment and often surgical intervention.
The main causes of gallstones are an increased level of cholesterol in the blood and an excessive amount of bilirubin, one of the bile enzymes.
What are the symptoms?
- Severe chest pain on the right side, which can spread to the back and to the right shoulder
- Severe pain in the abdominal cavity (colic in the gallbladder)
- Abundant and frequent vomiting
- Excessive amount of gases
- Heartburn and eructation
- Pain in inspiration
- High temperature and sweating
Nevertheless, eighty percent of patients do not know that they have stones in the gallbladder, because the disease does not manifest itself. Unfortunately, the latent course of the disease is by no means a rarity.
If you find one or more of the described symptoms that appear with an increasing frequency and become stronger each time, remember that it may well be gallstones. In this case, urgently consult a doctor, so as not to get any complication.
We always remind our readers that it is better to prevent the disease than to treat it. In the case of a problem such as gallstones, special attention should be paid to this rule. The fact is that stones in the gallbladder can grow to huge sizes, and this will provoke so much pain that the patient will need urgent surgery.
Also, the gallbladder can expand so much that the functioning of this organ will be seriously disturbed, and its rupture will become possible. This usually happens when the disease is badly started. It is for this reason that cholelithiasis is quite dangerous, and if the appropriate treatment is not started in time, the patient’s life may be in danger.
Finally, if you do not just suspect that you have this disease, but already have a diagnosis, follow the doctor’s recommendations and stick to a strict diet in order to avoid complications. Then you will be operated on, which will help get rid of the stones and return to normal life. After the operation, you will not feel any discomfort, and your health will fully recover. However, to achieve this result, one must adhere to the doctor’s recommendations in everything.