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Learn about the causes of gallstones ... the most prominent of which is excessive "food fats."

Some people discover the presence of stones and gallbladder infections suddenly without prior introductions, through the emergence of a number of painful symptoms on them, and it is sometimes discovered during an ultrasound examination of the abdomen as a result of unclear symptoms such as abdominal discomfort after eating, especially meals containing high fat.

 According to the "health" medical website, the gall bladder is a small sac located directly under the liver that connects to the intestine through the bile duct and stores inside the gallbladder juice that helps digest fats, and the presence of problems with it calls for consulting a doctor to determine treatment methods, either medicinal or surgical. .

The website said that gallstones are formed as a result of high cholesterol and other substances, and when there is a very high percentage of fat in the gallbladder, it is usually accompanied by chronic inflammation of the gallbladder wall, and their size varies from the size of grains of sand to several centimeters, and ranges from one stone to multiple, sometimes up to several hundreds. And cause severe pain.

He added that cholecystitis associated with gallstone formation is more common in women than men, especially with weight gain and increased intake of fats in food, however, it affects men and women of different ages.

 The most common symptoms of cholecystitis are:

1Biliary colic: It is cramps on the right side of the upper abdomen that vary in intensity from mild pain to excruciating pain that needs analgesics and immediate treatment, and it is usually after eating and may move to the right shoulder or back and usually responds to treatment with analgesics.

  Pain in the right side of the upper abdomen with nausea or vomiting.

3- Chronic indigestion accompanied by nausea and heartburn in the stomach and chest.

He explained that there are serious complications from gallstones, which are acute cholecystitis, where the pain lasts for more than 8 hours and is accompanied by high temperature and the inability to eat any food and may be accompanied by inflammation of the pancreas and bile ducts, in addition to blockage of the bile ducts as a result of the stone moving into the bile duct As it leads to obstructive bile, and intestinal obstruction as a result of the occurrence of an intestinal fistula and the transfer of the stone to the intestine.