Did you know that gallbladder surgery is now the most common surgery in the United States? This means that the gallbladder organ is taken out. Some people have a lot of challenges without their gallbladder, others do not. I want to share a story with you that may indicate that gallbladders are being taken out unnecessarily. You may know someone that may be in a similar situation.
Someone close to me was told by their doctor that they needed to have their gallbladder removed. He was having flu-like symptoms and low energy for a few months and went in to get some tests run. After several tests the doctor determined it was the gallbladder causing the issues and he should consider surgery to remove it. Having a brother that had his gallbladder removed and finding many health challenges because of it, he was determined to find another way heal his gallbladder.
After a lot of internet searches on gallbladder cleanses, he decided to go to a naturopathic doctor that specialized in Chinese medicine. Even before the physical exam, the naturopath explained his gallbladder was not an issue. The ultrasound report that was sent stated minimal sludge in the gallbladder which is easily reversed with diet. After further examination and clearly stated on the ultrasound report (from the original doctor), he also had some kidney issues and a large kidney stone. Since the pain being experienced had moved lower in the abdomen, it was clear the pain was not associated with the gallbladder but instead the kidney stone. Needless-to-say, this person is relieved to have all his organs intact. Close call.
Gallbladders are responsible for releasing bile into the digestive tract to help digest fat from the food we eat. Without this organ, people may experience digestive issues. Gallbladder stones are often formed in the gallbladder when I believe people are eating a high fat diet including meat, cheese, and fried foods. If a large stone is formed and blocking the release of bile, this is when pain and possible surgery is suggested. If you know someone in this situation, there may be alternatives. There are claims that some Chinese herbs dissolve gallstones. With all that said, my recommendation to my readers is to ALWAYS ask for your written test results and don’t hesitate to get a second opinion.