Gallbladder disease often has other problems occurring along with it. Many of these are not separate issues but are intertwined. Either they are contributing to the gallbladder disease or are actually part of the underlying cause.
Here’s an example of how complicated and interrelated various conditions are, in relation to the gallbladder:
Since hydrochloric acid (Hcl) is a contributor to optimal gallbladder emptying, many gallbladder patients have low hydrochloric acid along with their gallbladder issue. This co-existing condition is accompanied by its own set of symptoms that may contribute to the discomfort or aggravation of the gallbladder problem.
Another possible facet is that low thyroid could be the underlying cause of both the low HCl and the gallbladder problem. Wrong diet may also be the main contributor to a patient’s gallbladder disease.
Fats are well-known by most people to be a problem for the gallbladder but not so well-known is that food allergies, such as gluten and dairy, also affect the gallbladder.
Heartburn and GERD often accompany gallbladder disease and tend to get much worse after gallbladder removal.
All these and more cannot be known simply by self-diagnosing or by working with a practitioner not well-versed with the complex dynamics of gallbladder disease.
Book a consultation now and let us help you uncover any underlying issues contributing to your gallbladder symptoms.
For your consultation, please have the following information available if possible:
Any gallbladder test results
A brief history of your gallbladder problem
A list of your current symptoms
If you want an assessment of your diet, you will also need a three-day dietary intake that includes everything you have had to eat or drink – including meals, drinks, and snacks.