How To Diagnose Gallstones?
Gallstones are stones that form in the gallbladder from the fat and cholesterol consumed. In a small amount of stones does not cause complaints but if it increases in number to cause a blockage it can cause severe pain in the upper right abdomen, high fever, yellow arise in the body especially can be seen in the eyes, nails and skin, heart palpitations, itching of the skin diarrhea, nausea and vomiting or loss of appetite.
To diagnose gallstones, several examinations are carried out such as interviews about symptoms that arise, physical examination, and supporting examinations such as blood labs to assess whether there is an increase in liver function, scanning with ultrasound to see the stones in the gallbladder or scanning using cholangiography, CT scan or MRI if needed.
The cause of gallstones themselves is due to the accumulation of flakes of chemical compounds and cholesterol over the years that cause stones of various sizes and amounts. Other factors that increase the incidence of gallstones are high blood cholesterol levels, diabetes, digestive and liver disorders, crescent anemia or the use of hormonal therapy. For that prevention can be done is to avoid foods containing high fat and cholesterol, avoid alcohol consumption, drink enough water, maintain ideal body weight. Handling of gallstones themselves with medication or measures to take the gallbladder if needed.
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