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Gallbladder Disease Introduction

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Gallbladder Disease Introduction
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Gallbladder disease
A body in "good" digestive health processes nutrients properly through the gastrointestinal organs, including the gallbladder.  But many people don't know about the gallbladder and cannot identify symptoms of gallbladder disease. If you don't know where the gallbladder is, you're not alone.  Let's locate the gallbladder now.

The gallbladder sits beneath the liver in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen.  Most people also don't know that the gallbladder is a non-vital organ, which means that it is an organ you can live without.

The main function of the gallbladder is to store bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat.  When bile is needed as you eat, the gallbladder contracts, pushing bile through the bile ducts into the small intestine to help digestion.  Read on to learn more about the signs and symptoms of possible gallbladder problems.

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