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Treatment for Gallstone in Bangalore

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Treatment for Gallstone in Bangalore

Gallstones are tiny stone like objects formed in the gallbladder because of increased levels of cholesterol. To diagnose the cholesterol doctor will suggest an imaging test or other tests. If the person is developing any symptoms, doctors will suggest treatment or recommend surgery. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the best option for removing the gallstones. Most of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed on a daycare basis (patient can return home on the same day). Dr. Varun Kumar J is the best laparoscopic surgeon for gallstone surgery in Bangalore.

What is Gallstone?

The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located in between the chest (upper right abdomen) and under the hips (below the liver). It releases the bile, to help digestion. Gallstones (stonelike objects) form when cholesterol or bilirubin develops too much in bile ducts. Size of a gallstone range from sand to golf ball. It can be a single large stone or plenty of tiny stones (Both large stones and small stones). The gallstones can cause pain in the upper right part of the abdomen. This pain (called a gallbladder attack or biliary colic) occurs when gallstones block the duct’s biliary tract.

Laparoscopic Gallstone removing

Laparoscopic surgery is known for minimally invasive procedures as it uses several small incisions instead of large ones. A laparoscope is a narrow tube with a very small camera. The camera allows the doctor to see gallbladder on a TV screen.

Cause of Gallstone

Gallstones are formed because of an imbalance in the substances (chemical) that make up bile in the gallbladder. When bile contains high levels of cholesterol, enough salt, or bilirubin, and high level of cholesterol forms into stones.

Two types of gallstones are cholesterol and pigment stone.

  • Cholesterol stones are yellow-green in colour and will be hardened cholesterol. 
  • Pigment stones are dark in colour and made of bilirubin.

Other factors are:

  • Obesity: Obesity increases cholesterol in bile. Especially seen in females.
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Diet: diet like high calorie, refined carbohydrates, low fiber has more chance of gallstone formation 
  • Certain intestinal disease: a disease that affects normal nutrient absorption, like Crohn’s disease

Symptoms

  • Leads to pain in the upper right abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach pain
  • Dark urine

Prevention

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise and balanced diet
  • Add fiber to your diet
  • Drink sufficient amount of water

Foods to avoid

  • Reduce intake of high-fat, fried, and greasy foods
  • Choosing low-fat dairy products (milk, cheese)
  • Caffeinated drinks, sweets
  • Reduce meat

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