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.
- Severe abdominal discomfort, especially in the upper right or center;
- Pain that radiates to the right shoulder or back;
- Tenderness throughout your abdomen when it’s touched
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.
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.
- Cancerous growth
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.
- As a result of infection
AIDS and other viruses may induce gallbladder inflammation.
- Concerns regarding the health of the circulatory system.
For example, a serious illness that destroys the gallbladder’s blood arteries can cause cholecystitis to form.
Gallstones are the most common cause of cholecystitis.
- The gallbladder becomes infected with bacteria. If you have cholecystitis, the bile in your gallbladder might build up and become infectious.
- The gallbladder suffers from tissue death. If cholecystitis is not treated, gallbladder tissue may die (gangrene). This consequence is particularly common among the elderly, those who delay treatment, and those with diabetes. This could lead to a rupture or rip in the gallbladder.
- The gallbladder had been ripped apart. An enlarged, inflamed, or dead gallbladder can rip if it ruptures (perforate).
Gallstones can be less likely if you take the following precautions:
- One step at a time, lose weight. Rapid weight loss may increase the risk of gallstones. Make a target of reducing 0.5 to 0.8 percent of your body weight every week.
- Keep your weight in check. Obesity increases a person’s risk of developing gallstones. To maintain a healthy weight, cut back on your calorie intake and increase your physical activity. To keep your weight in check, stick to a healthy diet and engage in regular exercise.
- Consume foods that are good for you. A diet high in fat and poor in fiber might aggravate the symptoms of gallstones. If you eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, you can reduce your risk.
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.