WHAT ARE BALL STONES?
Gallstone disease or cholelithiasis is a condition characterized by sudden abdominal pain due to the formation of stones in the gallbladder. Gallstone disease can also occur in the bile ducts.
Mild conditions of gallstone disease or cholelithiasis rarely cause symptoms. The sufferer begins to feel symptoms if the bile duct is blocked due to the deposition of gallstones.
The main symptom of gallstones is sudden pain in the upper right or middle part of the abdomen. Abdominal pain can also be accompanied by other symptoms, such as:
- Age factor
- Gender (female more)
- Unhealthy diet
- Diets that are too strict
- Certain medical conditions.
SYMPTOMS OF gallstones
Symptoms will appear if the bile duct is blocked due to the deposition of gallstones:
- Upper right or middle abdominal pain.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Dark colored urine
- Fever and chills
- Until the eyes and skin turn yellow
If you experience the above symptoms, get yourself checked immediately. Because if there is a delay it can cause complications:
- Inflammation of the bile ducts
- Acute inflammation of the pancreas
- Ileus or intestinal blockage
- Sepsis/severe infection
If the gallstones are small and cause no symptoms, then medical treatment is not necessary. However, if the patient feels symptoms of abdominal pain that appear suddenly, then treatment needs to be done immediately.
Treatment methods for gallstones include surgical removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy) or medication. However, the use of drugs is rarely done because it is less effective in treating gallstones.
PREVENTION OF BALL STONES
Cholelithiasis can be prevented by following a healthy and balanced diet. Eat high-fiber foods and avoid foods that are coconut milk, oily, nutty, or buttery.
In addition, efforts to prevent gallstones can also be done by limiting alcohol consumption, exercising regularly, increasing fluid consumption, and avoiding a diet that is too restrictive.
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