Just because a doctor may find gallstones during a routine examination via chest x-ray or other diagnostic test, does not mean that you must remove your gallbladder. Medical technology has made this surgery so convenient, it has become almost routine. Gallbladder surgery tops the list as the highest number of surgeries performed in the United States.
So don’t let your doctor talk you into unnecessary surgery, unless you have severe symptoms that warrant surgery. The gallbladder provides a function, some health care providers may deem unnecessary, but none the less a system function, which when no longer in place, causes a malfunction.
The sole purpose of the gallbladder is to store bile, which is produced in the liver, and aids in the digestion of fats in the small intestines.
Studies have shown that surgery is not the immediate answer to gallbladder symptoms. Eating certain foods can trigger a gallbladder attack. Avoiding the intake of these foods, reduces these symptoms. So you can live with gallstones by controlling the symptoms. A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, not only prevent the formation of gallstones, but control inflammation and fix any existing problems of the gallbladder.