What Causes a Bad Gallbladder?

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Filed Under: Digestive Health, Gallbladder Problems
Last Reviewed 06/29/2015

Discover why a gallbladder malfunctions

Your gallbladder is like a small sack that stores and regulates bile. Bile is a fluid made in the liver that is essential to the digestion of fat.

Location of gallbladder

As fat from your food passes into the small intestine, the gallbladder dumps in the proper amount of bile to aid in fat digestion.

But if the liver is overloaded with too many toxins from health conditions like constipation; persistent drug, alcohol, or hormone use; or contaminated or highly processed foods, the bile it releases to the gallbladder can become extremely concentrated. The gallbladder can then become clogged with the thickened bile or the gallstones that can form due to the extra thick bile.

Once clogged, the gallbladder will likely begin to malfunction and you may experience extremely uncomfortable bloating from 5 to 20 minutes after eating, along with other symptoms of a bad gallbladder.

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