Some factors can lead to gallbladder disorders, and other gallbladder problems, causing cholecystitis. We will tell you more about these problems. Gallbladder is an important organ, placed in the upper abdomen, on the right side. It is located near the liver. Gallbladder has a role in digestion, and its main function is to store bile. Gallbladder resembles a small sack. The bile produced in the liver is stored here. Gallbladder disorders can cause further complications. One of such complications is called cholecystitis.
Gallstones are also common problems in gallbladder patients. Gallstones are usually composed of calcium and some pigments, acids and bile emulsifiers. Gallstones can differ in size, color and composition. They can be caused by various factors, and genetics can be one of the contributing factors. Women are especially prone to this type of gallbladder disorder.
What is Cholecystitis?
Cholecystitis is one of the gallbladder problems, affecting both men and women. Let us say more about this condition. As we know, gallstones can develop anytime, without showing any symptoms. Many people have gallstones, but they are unaware of it. Sometimes, gallstones can get stuck in your cystic duct, and you can start having pain. This is known as “bilary colic”.
A gallstone can go back to the gallbladder, or it can get out of the gallbladder. The pain will subside in either case. However, if it remains in the duct, you will start having symptoms like bloating, pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. Now, these symptoms are often mistaken for symptoms of other illnesses, and they are usually expected to subside on their own. If these symptoms persist, you should not wait any longer. Visit your doctor to see what is wrong.
If you have this condition, you must visit your doctor to get a proper therapy. Cholecystitis requires hospitalization, so you will spend some time there, and you will be on a diet. Your gallbladder will have to rest for a while. Antibiotics can be used to treat any infection related to gallbladder.
Depending on the severity of your condition, your doctor will decide about your future therapy. If it is serious, gallbladder will have to be removed. You shouldn’t be too worried about this surgery because complications are unlikely to occur. You will have to make some changes to your lifestyle and your diet – not only after the surgery, but also for the rest of your life.