The Condition"...Bile is a fluid composed mostly of water, bile salts, lecithin, and cholesterol..." Recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)"...Vitamin C treatment resulted in a significant increase in the concentration of phospholipids in bile (phospholipids such as lecithin have been shown to prevent stone formation)..."
The Condition"...Common Bile Duct Stones (Choledocholithiasis) Stones lodged in the common bile duct (choledocholithiasis) can block the flow of bile and cause jaundice..."
The Condition"...Gallstone disease is a common cause of abdominal pain, inflammation, and infection of the gallbladder and the pancreas..." Our Question about abdominal pain after fat consumption"The mildest and most common symptom of gallbladder disease is intermittent pain called biliary colic, which occurs either in the mid- or upper-right portion of the upper abdomen..." Recommendation Surgery"...It is preformed by cutting a 4 to 8 inch hole in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen..."
Recommendation High/Increased Fiber Diet" Dietary fiber from cellulose (soluble fiber) clearly reduces the risk of gallstone formation..."
Recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)"Sixteen patients with gallstones who were scheduled for surgery received 500mg of Vitamin C four times per day for two weeks prior to surgery..."
Recommendation Sugars Avoidance / Reduction"In research published in 1983 from the University Department of Medicine, scientists stated, "Bile is significantly more saturated with cholesterol after 6 weeks on a refined carbohydrate diet (white flour and sugar) than after a similar period on an unrefined carbohydrate diet (whole wheat and grains)..."
Any disease involving the gallbladder or biliary tract. The gallbladder is a reservoir for bile; the biliary tract is the passageway that transports bile to the small intestine. Gallbladder disease is a common, often painful condition requiring surgery. It is commonly associated with gallstones and inflammation.
Disease of the gallbladder in which there can be inflammation, infection, the formation of stones, or the obstruction of bile flow from this organ.
The Condition"...A high white blood cell count (leukocytosis) is another common finding but should not be relied on to establish a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis..."
The Condition"...Biliary colic produces a steady pain, which can be quite severe and may be accompanied by nausea..."
The Condition"...These black stones often form in the gallbladders of people with hemolytic anemia or cirrhosis..." Relationship to Cirrhosis of the Liver"If cirrhosis prevents bile from reaching the gallbladder, a person may develop gallstones as a result..."
The Condition"...In acute cholecystitis, and especially choledocholithiasis (stones in the bile duct), however, blood tests of the liver show elevations of the enzyme alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin..."
The Condition"...in the gallbladder also have stones in the common bile duct (choledocholithiasis), which sometimes pass into the small intestine but also may lodge in the duct and cause distention, infection, or pancreatitis..."
Recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition"In a study published in the British Medical Journal, it was shown that vegetarian women had a much lower incidence of gallstones than non-vegetarian women..."
The Condition"...They are composed of calcium bilirubinate, or calcified bilirubin, the substance formed by the breakdown of hemoglobin in the blood..."
Recommendation L-Taurine" Taurine and beet concentrate are very effective at thinning the bile in the gallbladder..." Recommendation Beets"Consuming beets, or beet extracts, and taurine has been shown to thin bile and cause it to flow more freely..."
The Condition"...Here, most of the fluid (about two to five cups a day) is removed, leaving a few tablespoons of concentrated bile..."