Though gallstones do not pose any immediate life threatening problem, complications do arise if not treated at an early stage when you just have pain. This article describes the complications associated with gallstones and treatment available for gallstones.
Complications of Gallstones
Serious complications of gallstones include obstructive jaundice because of the accumulation of bilirubin in the body. Sepsis is yet another threatening complication, which is a result of bacteria from an infected gallbladder entering into the blood stream and spreading throughout the body.
The best ways to prevent gallstones is to get more active, and burn the stored energy and increase your metabolism. This also improves your immunity and prevents breakdown of red blood cells.
Treatment for Gallstones
The treatment options for gallstones have not met with great success. Hence, surgery is the only option available for treatment, whether you are symptomatic, that is you are having pain or you are asymptomatic, without any symptoms. In both cases, the treatment approach is to first undergo a physical fitness test with the Anesthetist to ascertain your fitness for surgery, and then undergo a laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallstones along with the affected part of the gallbladder. You may have to stay in the hospital for about a day or two. The cost for the surgery is approximately between Rs.75,000 to Rs.1,50,000 based on the extent of complication in your case.
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