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  • Gallstones & Medicinal Mushrooms

  • Gallstones are just that, stones of different sizes and shapes created out of the bile components and located inside the gallbladder.

    About 80% of people with gallstones never have any symptoms.

    It is only when a gallstone blocks the bile duct that the person starts experiencing cramp-like pain in the upper right part of the abdomen, just behind and under the edge of the ribs. This pain is called a gallbladder attack or biliary colic. Cholelithiasis is the term referring to the presence of gallstones or to the diseases caused by gallstones.

  • What can cause the formation of gallstones?

    • Excessive amount of cholesterol in the bile – forms yellow stones
    • Excessive amount of bilirubin in the bile – forms brown or black stones
    • The bile duct is blocked and the gallbladder cannot empty the overconcentrated bile
  • What are the symptoms of gallstones?

    • Pain in the upper right part of the abdomen for longer than 5 hours in duration
    • Pain below the breastbone
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Pale or ash-like colour of the stool
    • Dark colour of the urine (like dark beer)
    • Skin turning yellow
    • Pain between the shoulder blades
    • Pain in the right shoulder
    • Fever
  • What are the complications of gallstones?

    • Inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis)
    • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
    • Jaundice
    • Infection of a bile duct (cholangitis).
  • What are the risk factors of getting gallstones?

    • Family history of gallstones
    • Liver disease
    • Obesity
    • Overweight
    • Diabetes
    • Pregnancy
    • Birth control pills
    • Being a female
    • Rapid weight loss
    • Sedentary lifestyle (lack of physical activity)
    • High fat diet
    • Low fiber diet
    • Food lacking nutrients
    • High-cholesterol diet
    • Leukaemia
    • Hormone replacement medication
  • Recommended Medicinal Mushrooms:

    Medicinal mushrooms Reishi, Maitake and Cordyceps are particularly powerful in treating many illnesses where there is an inflammation occurring, because among other elements, they contain strong anti-inflammatory agents called triterpenes (the precursor to all steroids).

    The combination of these mushrooms would be most effective.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions related to your health issues or if you want to find out more about MediMushrooms products.

    I am here to help,
    Dr Alla.