Gallstone pain is a common digestive problem not only hitting the middle-aged, but also those in their 20s or early 30s. The gallbladder collects gallstones and also acts as a digestive aid to fatty foods. Foods such as pizza, deep-fried egg rolls, and sour cream are just a few foods that can trigger a gallbladder attack. A gallbladder attack is extremely painful, and for those that are prone to gallbladder attacks it may become necessary to know a quick homeopathic remedy for the pain.
What are gallstones?
Gallstones are calcium deposits that encase bacteria and parasites found in the liver. The stones are a lime-greenish color and may cause extreme pain when blocking the bile duct, especially if the stones at not broken down.
Lemon Juice and Gallstones
Lemon juice is very beneficial to those that suffer from gallstone pain. It also comes in rather handy when the meal includes very fatty foods. Lemon juice works by breaking down gallstones that may release by eating fatty foods, due possibly to its acidic nature. To prevent a gallbladder attack, pour a couple tablespoons of pure organic lemon juice into a glass of water. Drink the lemon water with the meal. There should not be any gallbladder attacks following the meal.
Now, if someone suffers from a gallbladder attack the quickest way to relieve pain is to drink the lemon juice directly without diluting. One swig will stop the pain for about fifteen minutes to one hour, so my suggest is to drink at least a quarter cup of lemon juice. The lemon juice should take affect within fifteen minutes or so.
In concern to gallstones, lemon juice is normally in use as a natural gallbladder cleanse. The cleanse consists of ingesting olive oil followed by drinking lemon juice. The lemon juice breaks up the stones, so that they can pass easily through the bile duct. On the other hand, the olive oil opens up the duct and allows the stones to enter the intestines easily.
Don’t use Lemon juice as a replacement for emergency or homeopathic treatment of gallstones. It is only recommended for the use as a natural pain reliever. A diagnosis is highly necessary if it is suspected that the gallbladder is trying to release gallstones. If a high fever, shaking chills, excessive vomiting accompany a gallbladder attack, seek emergency help immediately. It may be that a gallstone block the bile duct (which could cause jaundice) or there may be an infection.
Most medical physicians recommend removal of the gallbladder (if there is a problem with gallstones), but before having surgery to remove the gallbladder consider the functions of the gallbladder. The gallbladder produces bile to help digest greasy and fatty foods. It also collects calcium-encased bacteria and parasites. Without the gallbladder, the liver will have to work harder. It has otherwise been proven safe to have the gallbladder removed.