There is no such thing as stone in the gallbladder. In fact, the bile normally produced in the liver is stored in the gallbladder; and due to changes in the physio-chemical composition of bile, cholesterol etc is precipitated giving appearance of gallstones.
Gallstones may be :
- Solitary - size can be measured accurately.
- Few (countable) - Number and size of stones is measurable.
- Multiple - Number of stones may vary upto 200 or more, filling the gall bladder completely. Size of the stones is generally difficult to measure but the size of the few larger stones can be monitored.
Gallstones can be seen initially by Ultrasonography and their size and number can be monitored by subsequent Ultra Sonograms at regular intervals, while the homeopathic treatment is continued.
Generally patients of gallstones can present as:
Severe colicky pain in epigastric area and right-sided below chest pain, with nausea, vomiting.
Aim of homeopathic treatment is:
The general medical opinion about gallstones is that there is no treatment available, only surgery is the answer. And in the name of surgery, gallbladder is removed fully instead of gallstones. But even after surgery, at times, the indigestion and acidity phantom pains and discomfort continue to bother the patient as the basic physio-chemical change in the bile remains uncorrected.
Fully cured cases of gallstones, in which stones have dissolved completely and partially improved cases in which gallstones have reduced in size on subsequent ultra sonograms, negate the general belief. Thus, gallstones can be cured with homeopathy, provided treatment is continued and size of the stones is monitored by ultrasonography at regular intervals.