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Gallbladder Attack Symptoms And Pregnancy DietWhat Are Gallstones?
The gall bladder is a small sack like organ situated beneath the liver. Its function is to store the enzyme called bile that is produced by the liver. The gall bladder uses bile to breakdown the cholesterol as well as old red blood cells and helps in the digestion of food by providing digestive enzymes and bile to the small intestine. The bile is made up of fats, water, bile proteins, cholesterol, bile salts and bilirubin as a waste byproduct of the blood used in respiratory process. Gallstones are produced due to an excess quantity of cholesterol in the bile.
Symptoms Of Gallstones During PregnancyThe pain caused due to gallstones’ presence in the gall bladder occurs suddenly and is generally felt immediately after a fatty meal and during the night. The pain occurs when a gallstone blocks a duct and the gall bladder pushes against the stone to get rid of the blockage. After this, the gall bladder relaxes and the pain disappears as quickly as it has appeared.
Some commonly observed symptoms of the presence of gallstones in the gall bladder during the pregnancy period are:
Constant and rapidly increasing pain in the upper abdomen that may lasts for 30 minutes to several hours.
Diet For Gallstones Patient During Pregnancy
The following diet plan should be followed by the pregnant women suffering from gallstones:
The laproscope surgical removal of the gall bladder is the most commonly adopted treatment for gallstones in pregnant women. Gall bladder surgery is sometimes done at the time or after child birth.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|