Gallbladder diseases are diseases that affect the gall bladder symptoms can include pain, nausea and jaundice. The term Gallbladder disease is used for several types of conditions that can affect your gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped sac located underneath your liver. Your gallbladder main function is to store the bile produced by your liver and pass it along through a duct that empties into the small intestine. Bile helps you digest fats in your small intestine.
Inflammation causes the majority of gallbladder diseases due to irritation of the gallbladder walls, which is known as cholecystitis. Gallstones range in size from as small as grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Some people develop just one gallstone, while others develop many gallstones at the same time. This inflammation is often due to gallstones blocking the ducts leading to the small intestine and causing bile to build up. It may eventually lead to necrosis (tissue destruction) or gangrene.continue reading