For several years I had gallbladder attacks quite often because I had gallstones but unfortunately, I didn't have any health insurance so I couldn't afford the surgery to have my gallbladder removed. After suffering for about 5 years I was finally able to get the surgery and I've been doing well ever since. But needless to say, I became very familiar with all the signs and symptoms of a gallbladder attack. Here are some things you should know about them. Your gallbladder is a tiny organ that sites on the right side of your midsection. It's below your ribs and helps you digest fat. It stores a chemical called bile which is secreted to help with digestion. Whenever you eat something, the gallbladder contracts and sends bile into your intestine. But unfortunately, sometimes this bile can harden into small stones which can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. If you have gallstones they might get stuck inside the duct that leads to the small intestine. This can cause…
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