Category Archives: Gallstones

Natural methods for gallstones?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What are some natural methods for treating gallstones? A: There are many methods that are traditionally used in conjunction with the treatment of gallstones. Some of these include: Preliminary clinical trials suggest that formulas containing peppermint can dissolve gallstones. Excessive doses of peppermint oil can cause severe gastrointestinal distress and other…

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Symptoms of a gallstone?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What are symptoms that will alert me that I have a gallstone? A: Generally, gallbladder pain begins with occasional minor attacks that subside rapidly. Perhaps the stones are blocking the duct temporarily and then moving out of the way. However, when full obstruction occurs, the pain often becomes severe and recurrent….

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What are gallstones?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What are gallstones, and how can I recognize when I have one? A: The job of the gallbladder is to store the bile produced by the liver and to release it on an as-needed basis for digestive purposes. However, it isn’t easy to keep this complex mixture of chemicals in liquid…

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