Yes presence of sludge in the Gall bladder could be the cause of your persistent pain.
âThe cause of gall bladder dysfunction is due to poor dietary habits, chronic liver diseases, obesity and a sedentary âlifestyle. â
Improved diet (Avoidance of high fatty foods and grease), Physical exercise, weight loss provide the best results in âindividuals with low functioning gall bladder. Medicines to improve digestion and cleanse the gall bladder can also âbe prescribed to help in improvement of symptoms. â
The definitive treatment of such conditions is cholecystectomy for patients who are able to tolerate surgery.â
In many patients, coexistent GERD is also a contributing factor for the symptoms. Hence in many individuals who âundergo Gall bladder removal, the symptoms due to GERD will cause persistent symptoms. Hence it is important to âwork with a gastroenterologist and rule out Gastric Reflux disorder, and treat it properly. Effective treatment of such âconditions may negate the need for a gall bladder surgery. â
But in case, the symptoms are predominantly due to gall bladder, then treatment of both GERD and gallbladder âremoval may be needed. â
You might consider to consult your health care provider for additional information and seek proper advice.â
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