Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month: Signs, Symptoms, and Risk Factors.

The gall bladder is a small pear-shaped organ situated in the right side of the abdomen just beneath the liver, it’s function is to store bile until we eat food, when we consume food it gets assimilated into the stomach and with the help of bile, food gets digested into the small intestine. In this Gallbladder Cancer Awareness MonthFebruary, Dr. Vaseem Choudhary gives you brief information on Signs, Symptoms, and Risk Factors of Gallbladder And Bile Duct Cancer. Let’s go into the detailed information.

Types of Gallbladder Disease:

  • Cholecystitis:

Inflammation of the gall bladder.

  • Cholelithiasis:

Formation of gall stones in the gall bladder.

  • Bile:

Bile is made in the liver which contains products like cholesterol, bilirubin, bile acids, and bile salts

  • Bile ducts:

These are the pipes that carry bile from the liver to the gall bladder and from there to the small intestine.

Bile duct cancer is also called cholangiocarcinoma.

Types Of Chalangiocarcinoma:

1. Intrahepatic

Cancer of the bile duct within the liver

2. Hilar

Cancer of the bile duct just outside the liver

3. Distal

Cancer of bile duct nearest to the small intestine

Signs And Symptoms:

  • Jaundice
  • Generalized itching
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Yellow color vomiting
  • White color stools
  • Dark urine
  • Weakness
  • Unintentional weight loss

Risk Factors:

  • Primary Cholangitis:

Usually, bile ducts become hard, and scar formation

  • Chronic liver diseases:

Sometimes liver becomes hard and infected due to prolong liver diseases

  • Congenital bile duct defects:

Choledochal cysts may lead to enlargement and dilatation of bile ducts

  • Food allergies:

Eating raw and uncooked fish also increases the chances of liver infection which if left untreated may cause bile duct cancer

  • Excessive alcohol intake:

Excessive intake of alcohol above the normal limits and also smoking may lead to liver injury causing them to derangement leading to cancer

Nutritional support:

  • Avoid refined food such as white bread, pasta
  • Eat fruits like cherries, berries, and vegetables like tomatoes, spinach
  • Reduce the number of dairy products like milk, cheese, butter, egg
  • Avoid wheat (gluten), soy, corn
  • Stop alcohol and smoking
  • Avoid fried food like fried chicken, french fries
  • Avoid pastries, cakes, donuts
  • Consume high fiber diet

Homeopathic Treatment:

Homeopathy helps in reducing pain and further causing control over  inflammation,

Also helps in the reduction of stone formation activity

  • Lycopodium:

This remedy acts best in all types of gall bladder diseases especially chronic inflammation of the Gallbladder

There is generalized dull aching pain especially in the right side of the hypochondriac region, which becomes worse on inspiration there is sour eructations present with regurgitation of food, there is a desire for warm and salty food patient has a tendency of weeping easily desires for company mentally very irritable due to his complaints there is profuse perspiration especially on palms soles and forehead

  • Chelidonium:

This remedy is effective in gall bladder diseases especially when there is well marked chronic inflammation there is severe colicky abdominal pain which radiates upwards to the right shoulder there is the loss of appetite, with bilious vomiting right sides affections are well marked there is congestion and soreness in the liver with jaundice, distention of veins with the yellowish-grey color of skin metals such as  sadness and anxiety are peculiar characteristics sluggishness is also present with inability to perform any work

  • Colocynth:

Suited for an irritable person who is easily angered, there is a tendency to corpulency, the urinous odor of perspiration is well marked there is cramping agonizing pain felt in the abdomen which makes the patient bend double and applies pressure to get relief, canine hunger with a bitter taste in mouth intestine feels as if bruised jelly-like stools with a musty odor.

  • Phosphorus:

This remedy is also great for all type of liver and gall bladder diseases, congestive gall bladder with weakness, the skin is pale yellow tinge, there is burning pain in abdomen with stools as of scraping of intestine  Mentally patient is vehement with easily getting angry he imagines that faces are frowning at him from corners of the room, there is burning thirst for cold water, sweat is anxious profuse exhausted, chilliness is marked especially in the evening.

Conclusion:

Thus, Dr. Vaseem Choudhary at Homeo Care Clinic and the team is dealing with all types of gall bladder diseases with Homeopathy treatment patients have also shown positive results, so if you are looking for any treatments in liver disease consult our clinic for further assistance. For more details, Call on –  9595 211 594.