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Dr Maran M, explains 6 gallbladder diseases other than gallstone such as Gallbladder Cancer, Gallbladder Polyp etc.

6 Other Ailments that Affect the Gallbladder

We should be pretty aware how gallstones are formed and the threat Gallstones produce for the Gallbladder. But not just the Gallstones, the Gallbladder can also be affected by other medical conditions. Some of these gallbladder diseases are really serious requiring emergency assistance. Some can be treated and some are unfortunately fatal. Here are some of the gallbladder diseases other than the gallstones.

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Dr Maran M, a leading gastro surgeon in Chennai, India, explains the difference between gallstones and kidney stones.

6 Differences Between Kidney Stones and Gallstones

Many have confusion about Gallstones and Kidney stones. As a matter of fact there are so many people out there who think both are same. When they simply refer that their diagnosis has confirmed the presence of stone, they immediately confuse both. The occurrence of Kidney stones is more known than the Gallstones. In other words, the awareness about the occurrence of stones in gallbladder is relatively low compared to Kidney stones. Let us see the differences.

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Dr. M Maran who regularly does gallbladder surgery explains how gallstones are formed, the types of gallstones.

How Gallstones are Formed?

We saw that gallstones are not really stones in real sense but rather a solid or pieces of solid that may form inside the gallbladder during the process of concentration. This concentrated bile has to be periodically emptied by the gallbladder to remain healthy. But sometimes this does not happen due to many reasons. So in other words, if the bile becomes over concentrated and is not drained properly, the gallstones are formed which necessitates gallbladder surgery. Let us get a little deeper to understand this better.

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Gallbladder removal surgery can be better understood if the role of gallbladder in digestion is better understood

Role of Gallbladder in Digestion

An understanding of the function of gallbladder is necessary to understand why gallbladder removal surgery is the solution for presence of gallstones. Gallbladder is the place where the bile, a potent digestive juice produced by the liver is stored in a very concentrated form. But before it is stored it is imperative to understand when it is stored. Every day about 800 – 1000 ml of bile is produced by the liver. There is a duct that runs from the liver to the duodenum that transports the bile produced. But there is a branch in that duct that branches straight into the Gallbladder.

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