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What Does the Gallbladder Do?

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Gallbladder issues can lead to digestive issues, especially if you’re experiencing nausea, burping, pain in your right side, and belching.

What exactly is the gallbladder though? It’s not a commonly discussed organ. The gallbladder is a small organ that stores and secretes bile made in the liver. It becomes dispersed in the intestines to help you emulsify and digest fat. This helps you absorb fat-soluble vitamins.

Although it’s possible to live without the gallbladder, removing it can lead to digestive issues and a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease. Over 600,000 gallbladders are removed in the US alone each year in costly surgeries.

Some tests can be performed if you’re suspecting gallbladder issues, such as blood tests or ultrasounds. At our clinic, we do use blood tests, but we’ll also assess you by pressing on certain points on your body.

If you or someone you know might be at risk for gallbladder issues, contact us today!