Gallbladder Disease

Get an overview of gallbladder disease, including what causes it, how its treated, and diet and nutrition tips.

What Causes Gallstones?

An estimated 25 million Americans have gallstones, with women being twice as likely as men to have them. Here’s what to know.

Gallbladder Disease Topics


What is a Gallbladder Diet?

To avoid pain or discomfort with your gallbladder, learn which foods to avoid.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Can Your Gallbladder Cause An Irregular Heartbeat?

Question Asked by Arianna Can Your Gallbladder Cause An Irregular Heartbeat? I’ve been having irregular heartbeats (skipped beats, fast heartbeats) along with chest pains. My heart doctor wanted to rule out the possibility of gallstones, and come to ...

Relationship between migraine and the vagus nerve and gallbladder?

Full Question: I am a Registered Nurse who has suffered from migraines for decades. I also have a strong family history of first degree relatives who are also affected. My question is this: what is the relationship, if any, between migraine headaches ...

By Ask the Clinician

Gallbladder and Bladder Problems Can Be Misdiagnosed as Typical Back Pain

Sometimes back pain is not strictly related to spinal structures. Sometimes back pain comes from other places, specifically internal organs. In a process called referred pain, internal organs can send pain signals to other parts of the body. For exam...

By Christina Lasich, MD

Pancreatitis After Gallbladder Surgery?

Question Asked by erector Pancreatitis After Gallbladder Surgery? Is there any relation to having gallbladder and bile duct removed and then developing pancreatitis? Answer I’m afraid I don’t know enough about this to give you a definitive answer. I ...

Can Having Your Gallbladder Removed Cause Elevated Cholesterol Levels One Year After Surgery?

Question Asked by obrncda Can Having Your Gallbladder Removed Cause Elevated Cholesterol Levels One Year After Surgery? Does having your gallbladder removed effect cholesterol levels? Answer Hi Obrncda, Mostlikely not. Bile is produced by the liver a...

How are Acid Reflux and the Gallbladder Related?

There is no relationship between acid reflux and gallbladder disease, other than the fact that the diseases can give similar symptoms and therefore can be difficult to distinguish from on another. While classic acid reflux disease will cause heartbur...

By Todd Eisner