Prof. (Dr.) Sailendra Kumar GN
Diet may play a major role in gallstones.
Diet to be avoided:
Fats particularly saturated fats include:
- meat pies
- sausages and fatty cuts of meat
- butter, ghee and lard
- hard cheeses
- cakes and biscuits
- food containing coconut or palm oil
Food to be allowed:
High intake of fibre
Studies suggest that regularly eating nuts, such as peanuts, cashews, walnuts and almond can help reduce your risk of developing gallstones.
Fruits and Vegetables
Dietary lecithin found in eggs, soybeans, liver, wheat germ, and peanuts.
- Blood tests showing high levels of pancreatic enzymes (amylase and lipase) usually indicate a diagnosis of pancreatitis.
- Elevated levels of the liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase (ALT) are very specific in identifying gallstone pancreatitis.
- Bilirubin and the enzyme alkaline phosphatase are usually elevated in acute cholecystitis, and especially choledocholithiasis (common bile duct stones)
- Levels of liver enzymes known as aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) are elevated when common bile duct stones are present. A threefold or more increase in ALT strongly suggests pancreatitis.
- A high white blood cell count is a common finding in many (but not all) patients with cholecystitis.
Ultrasound. Ultrasound, X-Rays, CT Scan.
HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR GALLSTONES
To dissolve Gallstone:
- Borax – dissolve gallstones
- Chionanthus – dissolving gallstones
Top Homeopathic Remedies for Gall Stones
Berberis Vulgaris: It is important medicine for Gall Bladder Stone. There are stitches in region of gall-bladder worse by pressure, extending to stomach.
Chelidonium: Gall stones and jaundice when there is obstruction of the bile ducts. Pain under the right shoulder blade. Gall bladder complaints that occur during pregnancy.
Calcarea Carb: Gall stones in obese patients. Sour belching and sour vomiting due to gall stones.
Cardus Marians: It is a very important medicine for Gallstone disease with enlarged liver. There is pain in region of liver extending to left shoulder, when lying on left side. Swelling of gall bladder with painful tenderness, hyperemia of liver, with jaundice.
China: It is useful medicine for Gall Bladder affection. It is useful for Gall Stone in which bloated abdomen, flatulent colic in which abdomen feels packed, full worse after eating little not better by eructation. There is pain in right hypochondrium.
Chionanthus: It is a prominent Liver remedy & useful for dissolving Gallstones. There is aching in umbilical region, griping.
Lycopodium: It is useful medicine for Gall stone, Gall bladder, Liver affection. There is pain in right hypchondrium extending to back (Chelidonium) worse by eating to satiety. Flatulence, fermentation, rumbling, rattling relieved by discharge of flatus and worse after eating. Colicky pains in abdomen.
Mag Mur: It is useful for Gall Bladder and liver affection. There is pressing pain in region of liver, Gall stone colic worse by lying on right side, slightest touch better by pressure. Indicated medicine for Hepatitis, Gall Bladder stone & liver affection.
Natrum Sulph: It is useful medicine for Liver and Gall Bladder problems like Gall stones. There is Headache with affections of the liver, gall Bladder, indigestion with bitter taste, vomiting of bile.
Podophyllum: It is useful medicine for Gall stones with jaundice. There is pain from stomach towards gall bladder. With excessive nausea, alternate constipation and diarrhoea. Gall stones with complain of sour belching and vomiting after eating.
Gall stones with acute pain
Belladonna: It is a great remedy during an attack of Gall-stones colic, relieving the pain instantaneously. There is bursting, pressing, throbbing pain in abdomen. There is pain in abdomen as if clutched by a hand. Abdomen is distended, hot, tender, swollen. There is cutting pain across abdomen.
Berberis Vulgaris: Sharp, stitching pains in the gall bladder.
Calcarea Carb: It is useful medicine for Gall stones colic with great chilliness. There is profuse sweat, abdominal spasms, bend double, clench hands.
China: Acute pain in gall bladder when the whole abdomen is bloated with excess of gas. Vomiting of undigested food may also occur.
Chelidonium: It relieves Gall-stones colic in a few minutes when there are shooting, stabbing pains extending to the back and marked jaundice. It is useful medicine for Jaundice due to hepatic and gall bladder obstruction.
Colocynth: Pain is of a cutting, shooting nature and gets better by applying pressure.
Dioscoria: It is useful medicine for Gall Stone & Gall stone Colic. There are wandering type of pain which suddenly shifts to different parts as back, chest, arms, fingers and toes. There is constant distress in umbilical and hypogastric region with severe cutting pain every few minutes in stomach and small intestines. There is rumbling in bowels and passing large quantity of flatulence.
Gas in abdomen with gall stones
Excess gas in abdomen, especially the lower region. The abdomen is bloated even after light eating: Lycopodium
Whole abdomen is full of gas with a painful distension: China
Gas is present mainly in the upper region of abdomen, the abdomen is heavy, tense and distended. Passage of a little gas provides a slight relief from distension: Carbo Veg
Acidity after eating, sour burps, nausea and weight in stomach after eating. When the intake of coffee, spicy food or alcoholic drinks raises the dyspeptic symptoms: Nux Vomica
Burning type of burps with excessive gas in abdomen, sour vomiting may also occur: Robinia
Vomiting occurs immediately after eating or drinking anything. Burning pains in the abdomen: Arsenic Album
(Symptoms: severe pain in gall bladder region (right upper abdomen), mid part of upper abdomen (epigastrium) or below the right shoulder in scapula. The severe pain is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, loose stools or fever): Chelidonium, Belladona and Cardus Marianus
Stones in common bile duct
(The presence of stones in common bile duct leads obstructive jaundice, fever, vomiting and abdominal pain): Chelidonium, Fel Tauri, Myrica, Cardus Marianus and Chionanthus
Gastric troubles after Cholecystectomy (acidity, gas in abdomen with bloated feeling.)
Excessive gas in abdomen after removal of gall bladder: Raphanus
Sour belching and sour vomiting with much acidity in stomach: Natrum Phos
Burning in stomach with distension of abdomen due to accumulation of gas: Carbo Veg
Gall bladder polyp