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Treatments for Gall bladder conditions

Treatments for Gall bladder conditions:

The goals of treatment of gallbladder conditions are to control symptoms, such as abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting, and minimize the risk of developing serious complications, such as pancreatitis, biliary cirrhosis, metastatic cancer, and cholangitis. The most effective treatment plan for gallbladder conditions uses a multifaceted approach. Treatment varies depending on the specific type of gallbladder condition, the severity symptoms, and the presence of complications. Treatment plans are individualized to best fit the patient's age and medical history.

The pain of gallstones and cholecystitis is treated with pain medication and a low fat diet. Severe pain may need to be treated with intravenous medications in a hospital. Antibiotics are also given to prevent possible infection and such complications as gangrene of the gallbladder and peritonitis.

Gallstones that are lodged in the common bile duct can be removed through various surgical procedures. With gallstones and cholecystitis, gallbladder is often surgically removed if it is inflamed and to prevent the formation of more gallstones. This is called a cholecystectomy.

Gallbladder cancer is treated by removal of the gallbladder. A portion of the liver and some nearby lymph nodes may also be removed, depending on how advanced the cancer is. Other treatments may include radiation and chemotherapy.

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  • 1.12% (143,036) of hospital episodes were for gall bladder, biliary tract and pancreatic disorders in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 81% of hospital consultations for gall bladder, biliary tract and pancreatic disorders required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital episodes for gall bladder, biliary tract and pancreatic disorders were for gall bladder, biliary tract and pancreatic disorders men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital episodes for gall bladder, biliary tract and pancreatic disorders were for gall bladder, biliary tract and pancreatic disorders women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital admissions for gall bladder, biliary tract and pancreatic disorders required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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