How to prevent Gall Bladder problems?

What is a Gall Bladder? The gallbladder is a 4-inch, pear-shaped organ. It’s positioned under your liver in the upper right section of your abdomen. The gallbladder stores bile, a combination of fluids, fat, and cholesterol. Bile helps break down fat from food in your intestine. The gallbladder delivers bile into the small intestine. This allows fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients to be more easily absorbed into the bloodstream. What are some of the problems/diseases that may affect the Gall Bladder? Inflammation, gall stones, common bile duct stones, gall bladder disease without stones, common bile duct infection, abscess of the gallbladder, gallstones ileus, perforated gallbladder, gallblad

Tips for a healthy liver

Every organ in our body factors in maintaining a long lasting healthy lifestyle so it is our job to take good care of it as best as possible. The liver is about the size of a football and sits under your lower ribcage on the right side. It helps clean your blood by getting rid of harmful chemicals that your body makes. It makes a liquid called bile, which helps you break down fat from food. And it also stores sugar called glucose, which gives you a quick energy boost when you need it. Here are some tips to a maintaining a healthy liver: 1) Avoid too much alcohol intake There are many reasons why alcohol are harmful to our body. In this case, if consumed too much, it could likely damage your

SILS vs Other Surgeries

Conventional Surgery: In open or conventional cholecystectomy an incision about 6 to 8 inches long is made in the right chest parallel to the rib cage or, alternatively, in the middle of the body from the middle of the rib cage to near the belly button. Once the abdomen is opened, the cystic duct and cystic artery are identified and divided between titanium clips or ties. An x-ray may be done to look for stones in the common bile duct, prior to this. Once these structures are divided, the gallbladder is removed from its attachments to the liver and removed from the abdomen. The abdomen is inspected for bleeding and closed with sutures or clips. Laparoscopic Surgery: Laparoscopy, also known

What is SILS Surgery?

With the marriage of surgery and technology, applications of laparoscopic surgery/minimal access surgery are increasing exponentially. Over the last few years, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), also known as Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) has become popular, for good reason. SILS, being performed through the umbilicus, gives good access to all four quadrants of the abdomen and instrumentation for the same is well developed, and, available. This surgery has the advantage of not leaving behind any visible scars since the incision is made within the umbilicus and heals without any noticeable scars. Perhaps blood loss, pain and recovery time associated is also less as pro

Appendix Pt 2- How is Appendicitis Diagnosed & Treated?

How is Appendicitis diagnosed? Your doctor will begin by performing a physical exam. A physical exam for appendicitis looks for tenderness in the lower right quadrant of your abdomen. If you’re pregnant, the pain may be higher. If perforation occurs, your stomach may become hard and swollen. A swollen, rigid belly is a symptom that should be discussed with a doctor right away. In addition to looking for tenderness, your doctor will perform several tests for appendicitis: Urinalysis can rule out a urinary tract infection or kidney stone. Pelvic exams can make certain that women don’t have reproductive problems. They can also rule out other pelvic infections. Pregnancy tests can rule out a su

Appendix Pt 1 - What is Appendicitis & Should You Worry?

What is the Appendix? - The appendix is a narrow, small, finger-shaped portion of the large intestine that generally hangs down from (within) the lower right side of the abdomen. ​ - If the appendix becomes infected (appendicitis), in most cases the infected appendix must be surgically removed (emergency appendectomy) before a hole develops in the appendix (perforation) and spreads the infection to the entire abdominal space (peritonitis). - It may also progress to gangrenous with risk to life and thus the important to have an appendicitis seen to immediately.​​ ​​​​​​​​​ What is Appendicitis? Appendicitis is a sudden inflammation of the appendix. Although the appendix does not seem to serve

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