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Gallstones and Bile Duct Stones

Gallstones and Bile Duct Stones About 15 percent¬†of people with gallstones will develop stones in the common bile duct. Obstruction of the common bile duct may also lead to obstruction of the pancreatic duct because these ducts are usually connected. Gallstones that form in the gallbladder are the most common cause for blocked bile ducts. […]

Does Gallbladder Removal Boost Colon Cancer Risk?

Is it true that after having the gallbladder removed there is a greater risk of colon cancer caused by the constant release of bile into the small intestine? Also, can taking bile acid supplements help to prevent colon cancer caused by this condition, and as these seem to all be made from bovine bile, are […]

Physician Develops Non-Surgical Procedure For Gallstones

A physician at the Health Center has developed a new treatment for gallstone disease that works in a day; avoids surgery; and often includes ice cream as part of the treatment. Instead of surgically removing the gallbladder with its gallstones, Dr. Salam Zakko, professor of medicine, treats the gallstones with a solvent that breaks them […]

Gallstones in Women

Did you know that women are at increased risk for gallstones? Gallstones occur in up to 20% of American women by the age of 60. Women between the ages of 20 and 60 years are three times more likely to develop gallstones than men. Risk Factors for Development of Gallstones Multiple pregnancies Family history of […]

10 Causes Of Fibromyalgia Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About By DR. Amy Myers

Have you ever eaten something and within a few hours realized that your stomach is so bloated that you can’t button your pants? It’s not uncommon for my patients to tell me that they wake up with a flat belly and by the end of the day they look six months pregnant. Even if you […]