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Natural Cures for Gallstones – how to fix your gallbladder without surgery

Updated on August 29, 2010

When you have gallstones you’re willing to try just about anything.  The intense pain is debilitating but you don’t want to have surgery if you don’t have to.  Even though the gallbladder isn’t essential, you probably don’t want to remove it if it’s not necessary.  So what natural cures for gallstones are available?  They range from outright crazy to mundane, but all have some basis and have worked for people in the past.

You should understand that everyone’s different and that what works for many people might not work for you.  The most important thing when trying natural cures is that they take time.  Body chemistry is a complicated thing and it takes weeks of adjustments to see any results.  I would say to give any natural change 6-10 weeks, but I’m not a doctor.  If the pain becomes unbearable, make sure to check with your doctor; sometimes surgery is the only option.

What are some of the natural cures for gallstones?

The best cure for gallstones is prevention as it reduces the risk of getting gallstones in the first place.  That being said, it’s important to watch your diet either to prevent or relieve gallstones.  Basically, gallstones are calcified stones that made up of a higher percentage of cholesterol.  Diets low in cholesterol will help in preventing gallstones.  It’s important to get plenty of exercise as it helps to prevent gallstones (by keeping your cholesterol in check) and you’ll want to stay close to your ideal weight.  It’s important not to skip meals as this puts additional strain on the body.  You’ll also want to avoid rapid weight loss.  Any unnatural weight loss is usually followed by weight gain, this weight cycling will lead to more gallstones.

There was one report on the web that had information on how to dissolve your gallstones naturally.  This gallstone treatment used a specially formulated cleanse that would dissolve, flush the gallstones and then pass them naturally without the need for medical procedures or surgery.  While it may not be scientifically proven it seems to work for some people.  It may be worth checking out if you are trying to avoid the pain and anxiety of surgery. 

There are other procedures that are done as an alternative to surgery.  One procedure laparoscopically go into the bile duct inject chemicals that will break up the gallstones naturally.  While this is an alternative to surgery, it’s still a procedure that can cause complications and you should get all the information you can to make an informed decision.  Another medical procedure, this one is non-invasive, is to use ultrasound to break up the stones.  There is a similar procedure done for kidney stones, and both are found to be safe and effective.  It’s not guaranteed to work but it’s worth consideration if you don’t want to get surgery.

I’ve heard a report of someone who would jump up and down when they could feel the pain coming on.  While it seems crazy, I suppose it could dislodge the stones enough so that the bile could pass through the duct and avoid a painful event.  While this obviously isn’t a treatment it may be valuable tool while you’re considering your options.

Whichever natural cure you choose for treating your gallstones, make sure to do ample research.  It’s important to make an educated decision and there are a lot of resources available on the web that can point you in the right direction.  With a little bit of homework, you’ll be able to cure your condition.

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Interesting options you have here. Worth checking into when in need.