Gallbladder Inflamation ( Cholecystitis ) ... for Toni

From: Helen Dynda (
Sun Mar 4 15:37:51 2001


SYMPTOMS - Severe pain in the upper right abdomen, accompanied by fever, nausea, and vomiting. The abdomen may be rigid and is usually tender to pressure at, or below, the lower edge of the ribs on the right side.

CAUSES-The gallbladder becomes inflamed. When it happens, it must be cared for immediately. If not, you could die.

An acute infection of the gallbladder may be only catarrhal in nature, and recovery will come in a few days. But, in more severe cases, the gallbladder fills with pus. Be very careful, and immediately treat this condition. In case of pus in the gallbladder, there may be (and may not be) chills and fever. Therefore be alert, if chills and fever occur.

The presence of gallstones tends to irritate the lining of the gallbladder. Then bacteria in the bile are able to invade the wall and cause inflammation.

Inflammation of the bile ducts (cholangitis) produces similar symptoms (plus jaundice) to inflammation of the gallbladder, but the treatment is the same.


1.) All eating must be stopped. Take nothing but water for 2-3 days until the acute condition is past. Drink only distilled water.

2.) Then go on juices for several more days. Pear juice and beet juice are very helpful. Apple is also good.

3.) Then add solid food, such as shredded raw beets with 2 tbsp. olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and freshly blended, uncooked applesauce. Pears should be eaten generously; they are very healing to the gallbladder. Oil is necessary in the diet, to stimulate the production and elimination of gall and the fat-digesting enzyme, lipase.

4.) Using only high quality vegetable oil helps keep gallstones from forming.

5.) Avoid all meat, grease, processed fats and oils ( including margarine and butter ).

6.) It is crucial that you not overeat! Only eat small meals.

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