Repeated Typhus Relationship With Gallstones?
hello doctor, is it true that often experiencing typhus can cause the appearance of gallstones at a young age? Thank you in advance
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Typhus is an inflammation of the digestive tract due to infection with salmonella typhi while gallstones are formed due to the hardening of cholesterol that is buried in the bile. Some risk factors for gallstones:
Above 40 years old.
Having a family member with the same disease.
Frequently consume fatty or high cholesterol foods.
Lack of fiber in the diet.
Being overweight or obese.
Patients with cirrhosis.
People with digestive disorders, such as Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
People who are taking elixiraxone, an antibiotic that can be used to treat pneumonia, meningitis, and gonorrhea.
People who experience drastic weight loss.
Until now there has been no study that clearly mentions the link between typhus infection with the formation of gallstones. But the formation of gallstones is more related to eating patterns and unhealthy lifestyles. Therefore, the most appropriate way to avoid the formation of gallstones is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid or prevent the risk factors mentioned above.
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