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Calculus of gallbladder with acute cholecystitis- An overview


Calculus in the gallbladder refers to the stone in the gallbladder. The main opening if the gallbladder called the cystic duct gets blocked by the gallstone leading to inflammation of the gallbladder known as cholecystitis.

90 percent of acute cholecystitis is caused by gallstones blocking the cystic duct [1]

- Treatable by medical professionals
- Acute condition: can be cured within a few weeks
- Lab tests and imaging techniques are required
- Can occur at any age
- Most prevalent in sportspersons
- More prevalent in men than women

The onset of pain in this condition can be sudden and intense. The pain is constant and remains for a few hours. The exact cause is not known but some factors which can trigger the gallstones with acute cholecystitis are

- High-fat diet
- High cholesterol diet
- Obesity
- Diabetes

Ages affected:
The calculus of gallbladder with cholecystitis is more prevalent in individuals aged 50 years and more. It can rarely affect younger adults.


The common signs and symptoms of acute cholecystitis with gallstones are:
- Intense pain
- Abdominal tenderness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pale stool
- Fever and chills
- Sweating
- Dark urine


Self- Care:
The following changes in lifestyle can help prevent gallstones and acute cholecystitis:
- Lose excess weight
- Maintain a healthy diet which is rich in fiber and low in fat
- Consume more vegetables and fruits
- Drink plenty of liquids

The several treatment options available for gallstones with acute cholecystitis are:
- Antibiotic treatment to treat gallbladder infection
- Pain-relieving medications
- Cholecystectomy procedure
- Laparoscopy

Referring to a certified physical therapist or orthopedic can help in treatment for the strain of the MCL. Get in touch with us at mfine for holistic treatments under the best specialists.

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