What are Symptoms of Biliary Colic

January 7, 2018

Biliary colic, also referred to as a gallbladder attack or gallstone attack, is when pain occurs due to a gallstone briefly blocking the bile duct. Generally, the discomfort is in the right upper portion of the abdomen, and it can spread to the shoulder. Pain generally lasts from one to a few hours. Often, it transpires after eating a heavy meal, or throughout the night. Repeated attacks are common. Gallstone…

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Anatomy of the Liver

July 19, 2016

The Liver weights approximately three pounds. The second largest organ in the body is the liver. Only the skin is a larger and heavier organ. The liver has many critical functions such as digestion, immunity, metabolism and storage for essential nutrients in the body. These functions make the liver a very vital organ, which the tissues of the body, would die if they do not receive the nutrients and energy….

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What are Gall Bladder (Gallstones) Symptoms

January 8, 2016

The Gallbladder is a small sac found under the liver. The gallbladder stores bile made by the liver. Bile helps the body digest fats. The bile is then moved through tubes called cystic ducts or common bile ducts to the small intestines Gallstones is a digestive disorder caused by cholesterol, among other things found in bile. The size ranges from being smaller than a grain of sand to large as…

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