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2. Gallstone Information

What You Should Know About Treating Gallstones

What does the gall bladder do?
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ, about 7.5 to 15 cm (3 to 6 inches) long. It lies under the liver on the right side of the abdomen and is connected to the liver and the small intestine by small tubes called bile ducts. The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile which is produced in the liver. Bile is needed to digest and process our food. When needed, the gallbladder secretes optimum quantities of bile through the bile ducts into the small intestine. Without your gall bladder, the liver will STILL produce bile, but the bile will leak inside you because it will not have a proper place to go.

What is bile?
Bile is composed of a variety of chemicals, including cholesterol, salts, and certain pigments. The gallbladder absorbs water from the bile, causing it to thicken.

The spleen breaks down worn-out red blood cells into bile salts and other substances. (What a wonderful system is our body! Even worn out blood cells get used!). Bile salts are normal in the body when in normal amounts.

The liver removes excess bile salts and wastes and sends them to the gall bladder for storage. The liver is the body's principal chemical plant. If a man built a plant to perform all the chemical functions that one man's liver could perform, the plant would need to cover 500 acres.

While the products are in the gall bladder, water is reabsorbed and so the waste products get more and more concentrated and form bile.

Bile is needed for 3 things:

  1. It neutralizes the acid from the stomach (because bile is very alkaline)
  2. It breaks down fats so that they can be digested
  3. It is a natural laxative for the colon

Bile is essential in the digestion of fats. When you eat a meal with fats, the gall bladder releases a LARGE amount of bile to digest the fats. One big problem when a person has gall bladder surgery is that the body has nowhere to store bile until it is needed. Therefore, it just drips continually. And when a large amount is needed to digest a meal with a lot of fat, there is not anywhere enough bile added to digest it properly.

What are gall stones?
Stones can form anywhere in the body where there is a liquid containing mineral salts that can be crystallized and where the fluid is held for a while in a hollow organ, such as the gall bladder. About 80% of all gallstones are composed of cholesterol, a fatty substance. The other 20% are composed mainly of calcium salts and bile pigments.

 

The stones may be as large as a golf ball, or as small as a speck of sand, and sometimes grow together causing extra large stones. The majority of gallstones are usually less than 2 cm, or under 1 inch in diameter. Small stones are often excreted along with the bile and eliminated with no problem. Larger ones, however, can become lodged in the ducts, causing gall stone colic, one of the most painful illnesses known. At other times, gall stones may be silent. In autopsies, examiners often find gall bladders full of gall stones although the deceased had no complaints about them.

Most people are likely to have hundreds of gall stones. They are soft and don't show up on an x-ray unless they calcify. However, they cause problems such as gall bladder attack by blocking the bile ducts even when they are not calcified.

A gall stone is not a true stone. They are rather rubbery and soft. Most gall stones float. They are mostly green. The size varies from rice grains to golf balls. Even large gall stones will slip out easily with a gall stone cleanse. It has been noted in clinics that gall stones have been passed as big as two hens eggs stuck together!!!

What causes gallstones?
Most gallstones are caused by a build-up of cholesterol. This can result from diets high in fat, having a gallbladder that does not work properly, obesity, or inherited abnormalities of body chemistry. By age 60, women are more likely to have gallstones than men. People who are more at risk of developing gallstones include those who are overweight, In women, increased estrogen levels due to pregnancy, birth control pills or hormone therapy may increase the risk of gallstones, and those who lose weight rapidly by dieting.

How Do Gallstones Form?
In some people, tiny crystals form from the cholesterol and pigments. These crystals grow gradually until one or even hundreds of gallstones develop. About 80 percent of gallstones are composed of cholesterol, while the remainder are made of pigments, salts, and other chemicals. The way stones are formed is gradually becoming known to scientists. It is possible that in the future gallstones can be prevented.

What Symptoms might be produced if there are Gall stones?

Symptoms
Many patients with gallstones never experience symptoms. However, as many as one-half of all gallstone patients experience one of the following:

Colic
Colicy pain occurs after meals when the gallbladder contracts. During this process, gallstones can lodge in the outlet neck of the gallbladder or even in the main bile duct to the intestine. This situation causes intermittent, often severe pain, which is experienced in the upper-middle or right side of the upper abdomen, or even in the right shoulder and, sometimes, under the breast bone. Colic attacks last from a few minutes to several hours.

Gallbladder Inflammation
Occasionally, the stones irritate the gallbladder to such an extent that active and acute inflammation results. This condition produces steady, dull, and usually severe pain in the upper-right abdomen. Often, the abdomen is tender and fever is present. The patient knows there is a problem that needs medical attention.

Yellow
When a gallstone becomes permanently lodged in the main bile duct, the bile flow is blocked and cannot reach the intestine. Bile, therefore, backs up in the liver and spills into the blood. The skin turns yellow, the urine dark and, perhaps, the stool white, since it is bile that colors the stool brown.

Other
Gallstones are frequently blamed for causing indigestion, nausea, and intolerance to fatty foods. However, it has been found that persons without gallstones experience these symptoms as frequently as those with stones. Therefore, the physician cannot be certain that gallstones are causing these symptoms. Gall stones are more likely to grow where there are high levels of cholesterol. CHOLESYSTITIS is an inflammation and possible infection of the gall bladder, caused by a blockage that has been there too long.

Organs never "malfunction". They never do something other than what they are supposed to do. But they do STOP working. The answer is not to remove the organ, but to work out what is needed to get the organ to start working again.

When ducts get blocked with gall stones, the bile must still get out into the small intestine. It may take another route and end up in the pancreas and by that route go to the small intestine. The body is making the best of a bad situation.

The trouble with this new pathway is that the bile irritates the pancreas. When a cell is irritated, it performs its function. In this case, the pancreas produces insulin. The problem with this is that the insulin is being produced at the wrong time, and this can cause HYPOGLYCAEMIA (low blood sugar) when the insulin breaks sugar down. Later on, when insulin is needed, there will not be enough, and that causes HYPERGLYCAEMIA (too much sugar) - in other words, DIABETES.

It is believed that "gall stones are probably the major cause for the adult onset of diabetes". (Though eating sugar is probably a big cause too. Diabetes did not exist before we had sugar).

Understand that this is not a cure for diabetes, but clinicians have noted that people who undergo the gallstone treatment have greatly reduced or even eliminated their insulin after flushing out their gall stones.

Warning to people who take INSULIN

After you do a gall stone cleanse, check your insulin levels before taking any insulin. Otherwise you may suffer insulin shock, from making your insulin levels too high. This happened to one woman in her 30's, 4 days after flushing out her gallstones.

Removing gall stones may also help CONSTIIPATION, because it improves the flow of bile which is a natural laxative.

Removing gall stones may also help to improve a body that is generally "run down".

HEPATITIS is an inflammatory process in the liver. It can be caused by gall stones, because of the back-log of impure products.

This gall stone cleanse is good also for those who have HAD THEIR GALL BLADDER REMOVED!

I remember one lady … who'd had her gall bladder surgically removed … "I can't believe it," she told me. "I'm still having the same symptoms I had before I had the gall bladder operation three years ago".

"You probably have gall stones" I said.

"You didn't hear me," she responded. "I told you I had my gall bladder removed three years ago."

"That doesn't have anything to do with it. You're still alive; therefore, your liver keeps on removing impurities. They have to go somewhere, and they've formed more gall stones."

(The doctor told her to watch "what she ate", but did not tell her what she should and shouldn't eat. After all, the average doctor spends only 12 hours or less learning about nutrition in a five year course)

This woman did the olive oil-lemon juice treatment with very good results. Needless to say, she was very surprised! (Taken from the book "Are you being stoned?" by Dr Claude Lewis)

GALL BLADDER SURGERY

The medical system likes to surgically remove the gall bladder as a treatment for gall stones. The resulting scar is meant to be only 6" long.

After gall bladder surgery, tubes drain the excess fluid from the incision and a tube will drain bile from the bile duct. The tubes may be needed for as long as ten days. Two weeks is the usual stay in hospital.

Dr. Robert Bruce

We highly recommend that you read 3) Getting Gallstone Relief next.

 

DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, disorder, pain, injury, deformity, or physical or mental condition.

This information is not medical advice. Because every person's situation is different, the author of this article will not be held responsible for any negative results which come from reading or acting upon the information in this article. Use at your own risk.

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