The gall bladder is a small pear shaped organ attached to the under surface of the liver.
Gall bladder diseases are generally produced due to digestive disorders. They are also produced due to excessive intake of carbohydrate and fats, refined foods, white flour, white sugar and refined carbohydrates, vertebral diseases and poor health.
There are three types of gallstones, namely cholesterol stone, pigment stone and mixed stones. Cholesterol stone are formed due to change in the ratio of cholesterol and bile pigments. Pigment stone are formed due to destruction of red blood corpuscles due to some blood diseases. Mixed stones are composed of cholesterol, bile pigment and calcium.
The common symptoms of gall bladder are pain and discomfort in the upper part of the abdomen, followed by tenderness and rigidity in the right hypochondrium. There may be nausea, vomiting, gas, indigestion, feeling fullness of abdomen after meals and sometimes fever with chills. Some other symptoms are anemia, dizziness, intolerance to fat, jaundice, hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
In chronic cases, there is a loss of appetite and pain in abdomen increases and sometimes reaches up to shoulder. It is spontaneous, spasmodic and remains for some time. The person may feel vertigo and acute fever. Vomiting may also occur in severe pain. If the stones are large then it is wise to undergo surgery or else in acute condition it is better to put on fast and for few days on juice diet with orange, beet, grape and vegetable juice.
The person suffering from gall bladder stone should avoid tea, coffee, fast foods, citrus fruits, dairy foods and bakery products. He should take fruits in breakfast, and vegetables, whole wheat bread (chapatti), brown rice and buttermilk in lunch and dinner.
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Home remedies for gall bladder stone are helpful in relieving and reducing the severity of the condition.
1. Soak 50 grams of horse grams (kulthi) in water overnight. In the morning mash and drink it. This is useful home remedy for gall bladder stone. Alternatively, you can also take 30 ml of the decoction of horse gram seeds twice a day.
2. Take 20 ml of the juice of aloe vera (ghikumari) twice on an empty stomach.
3. Take one kg of lemon juice. Add approx. 250 g powder of calcium carbonate. Leave for a few days. Take one teaspoon of the mixture daily for one month.
4. Take coconut water daily three or four times. This is another useful home remedy for gall bladder stones.
5. Pound the root of papaya and extract the juice. Now add some water in the juice. Drink this in the morning on an empty stomach for a few days.
6. Avoid fried, spicy, heavy food, fatty meats, eggs and creams. Do not eat non-vegetarian food, alcohol, dairy products, cheese and sour or stale food.
7. Restrict fat in your diet. Fat intake is the major cause of pain and should be used in very limited quantity.
8. Weight loss is desirable in obese patients. Decrease fat intake and take other precautionary measures to lose weight.
9. The juice of banana stem is a popular home remedy to remove any stone from the gall bladder. It dissolves the stone if taken regularly for a few days.
10. Take five almonds (badam), five large raisins, three grams seeds of muskmelon (kharbuja), one lesser cardamom (chhoti elaichi) and ten grams sugar candy. Mix them in half a cup of water to make a paste. Now sieve and drink it. It is effective home remedy for gall bladder stone.
11. You can take barley, green gram (moong), pumpkin, bitter gourd, rice, pomegranate, Indian gooseberry (amla) and dry grapes.
12. Restrict the intake of protein. It is present in pulses, soybean, coriander leaves, peas, fish, dry chilies, cheese, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, poppy seeds, almonds, cashew nuts, walnut, groundnuts etc.
13. Pound a few fresh leaves of hog weed (punarnava) and take them two to three times a day. This is an effective home remedy for gall bladder stone.
14. Hot and cold fomentation to abdomen stimulates the circulation of liver and gall bladder and is helpful in the treatment. A cold hipbath, warm water enema, exercise and yoga are also advised.