Inflammation of the gallbladder is referred to as cholecystitis. Right below your liver and gallbladder lies a little pear-shaped organ known as the gallbladder. The digestive fluid stored in the gallbladder is expelled into the small intestine by the gallbladder (bile). 

Most often, cholecystitis is the result of gallstones obstructing the tube coming from the gallbladder. Inflammation can occur as a result of an accumulation of bile. Bile duct disorders, tumors, major illnesses, and certain infections are all potential causes of cholecystitis. 

A gallbladder rupture is a potentially life-threatening consequence of cholecystitis if left untreated. The removal of the gallbladder is a common treatment for cholecystitis. 

Symptoms 

Symptoms of cholecystitis are frequently triggered by a meal, especially one that is unusually large or fattening. 

When to see a doctor 

Make an appointment with your doctor right away if you see anything out of the ordinary. If your abdomen pain is so severe that you can’t sit still or relax comfortably for more than a few minutes, you should go to the emergency room. 

Causes 

Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder. Gallbladder inflammation can be brought on by the following factors: 

Most typically, gallbladder hard particles are to blame for causing cholecystitis (gallstones). Gallstones in the duct (cystic duct) can impede the flow of bile. An accumulation of bile is the primary cause of inflammation. 

The excess of bile in the gallbladder can lead to cholecystitis, a disease of the bile ducts. A clogged bile duct; a Bile duct scarring or kinking might result in cholecystitis. 

 AIDS and other viruses may induce gallbladder inflammation. 

For example, a serious illness that destroys the gallbladder’s blood arteries can cause cholecystitis to form. 

 Risk factors 

Gallstones are the most common cause of cholecystitis. 

Complications 

Prevention 

Gallstones can be less likely if you take the following precautions: 

 

At Doral Health and Wellness Clinic, the gastroenterologists will take care of your gut and your overall health to the internal organs of your stomach. Please call us at 347-868-1012. 

 

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