Gallbladder disease has become one of the more commonly diagnosed health concerns in the United States.
In most people, gall bladders quietly go about their task of secreting bile into the small intestine to aid in digestion of fats.
Out of 100 people with gallstones, only 16 people showed symptoms, and those are the ones needing operations
The gallbladder is shaped like a pear. It's located in the upper right corner of your abdomen, under your liver.
There are over one million hernia surgeries every year in the U.S. alone, and 800,000 of those are to treat the most common type – an inguinal hernia. They affect all ages, races, and genders. Learn symptoms to watch out for.
Avoid side effects of malabsorption, such as acid reflux, gas, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, by eating more of these foods that aid fat digestion.
An inguinal hernia occurs when part of the intestine or fatty tissue pokes through a weakened area of the abdominal wall to either side of the inguinal canal. The inguinal canal is a passage that occurs on each side of the lower abdomen and connects to the genitals.
A polypropylene mesh for hernia treatment incorporating antibacterial properties developed by Parx Plastics NV (Rotterdam, Netherlands) was found to have a significantly lower bacteria count than a conventional polypropylene mesh in a pre-clinical study. The results of the study, which was conducted at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands, have been published in the Journal of Surgical Research.
Hernias range in severity from barely noticeable to life-threatening, depending on the size of the defect and the organs involved. In some cases, hernia surgery is performed to remove the annoying or unsightly bulge; in other cases, severe organ damage can occur if surgery is not performed immediately to repair the problem.
While we can live without a gallbladder, its purpose is to break down fats with bile. Without a place to store the bile, it flows from the liver directly to the small intestines and makes fatty foods harder to digest.