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Save the Gallbladder

Save The GALLBLADDER! It is estimated that 700,000 people in the United States have their gallbladders removed (cholecystectomy) each year.  But are all of them necessary? Could we do anything to prevent this all too common surgery? Unfortunately, years after surgery, a large number of people who have had their gallbladders removed, continue to have symptoms. This does not include those who have had an acute blockage.  But for many, The GI (Gastro-intestinal) discomfort or symptoms may have only changed l ocation or consistency.   Millions of individuals suffer from GI discomfort.  Many start treating themselves with over- the- counter products such as Rolaids or Tums as initially these do the trick. But the real problems (diet and low hcl levels) were never addressed and other than placing a temporary band aid on the situation.  Discomfort will soon become more dramatic requiring stronger medications ( more band aids), upper and lower GI testing and eventually the p