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Yes, there is a connection between gallbladder disease and obesity. Obesity is a medical condition measured on the basis of Body Mass Index(BMI) by measuring body weight with height. Obesity may develop diseases such as hypertension, metabolic diseases, heart diseases, gallbladder diseases, diabetes and also cancer. The gallbladder is one of the important organs that stores and concentrates bile which is produced in the liver and released into the small intestine. There are a number of gallbladder diseases such as cholecystitis(inflammation of the organ), cholelithiasis(presence of gallstones), gallbladder polyps and gallbladder cancer. It can affect anyone at any point of time irrespective of age and gender but mostly affects people who are overweight or obese, especially women and children.

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Appendicitis and gallbladder attack both cause severe pain in the abdomen but are actually different from each other. The treatment methods are different and the other symptoms along with abdominal pain help in identifying the disease. There have been many instances when the cause of the pain gets confused with each other even with experienced surgeons. Let us find out how are they different from each other.

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Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

A person can lead a normal healthy life without a gallbladder. The surgical procedure of gallbladder removal is called cholecystectomy. A gallbladder needs to be removed when there is the presence of gallstones or have gallbladder cancer. The gallstones can cause pain and inflammation, jaundice, and pancreatitis. There are two main ways of performing the surgery – traditional open method and minimally invasive surgery(laparoscopic surgery). The recovery time depends a lot upon the type of surgery that is being performed. Although, the laparoscopic gallbladder surgery takes faster recovery time. With the laparoscopic surgery, generally is patient is discharged within 24 hours of the operation and can return to work within 72 hours of the operation. However, one should be ready to experience the following if the gallbladder needs to be removed

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Gallbladder Surgery

Life without a gallbladder is absolutely possible. However, most of the lifestyle changes take place in the diet. Gall Bladder stores bile, a liquid that helps in digestion of fatty foods. You may need to cut down on fatty foods and limit dairy products that are difficult to digest and increase high fiber foods that are easily digestible. It is also recommended to eat smaller meals instead of large ones.

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