Transcript: There’s a question about having the gallbladder removed and getting pain in the arm. This is a common issue. That’s a good question. Chronic gallbladder disease can be a vexing problem and even though you have your gallbladder out, you can still have chronic pain in the area. One of the things that happens with gallbladder surgery is you create scarring. The scarring happens in the area of the surgery itself and that scarring can cause problems with the bowel that’s next to it. It can cause problems with the liver that’s next to it. And it can cause problems with the bile duct that’s next to it. And there could be other reasons for having the pain.
The other thing that happens with when you remove your gallbladder is you can produce concentrated bile and then that causes problems with digestion. Many people who have their gallbladder out need to take bile supplements to be able to help them to digest fats better. If there’s pain in the gallbladder area that causes a reflex problem with pain in the shoulder that may need to be looked at by somebody who does reflexology. Where pain is felt in the body is not always where the problem is.
You could use PEMF therapy in the area of the pain, in the area of the gallbladder, to see if that would resolve that problem and the pain in the arm. I assume it’s the right arm that has the pain. That’s what I would do.
Gallbladder disease is caused by inflammation in the gallbladder. When you have inflammation of the gallbladder and you’re not hydrated enough, then you develop cholesterol crystals that deposit in the walls of the gallbladder. That causes gallbladder inflammation. If that happens over a long period of time, they break off and actually form sludge in the gallbladder, which can concentrate and cause gallstones. Gallstones are a problem because they’re very hard to get rid of once you develop them.
But if you’re having gallbladder sludge or you’re having gallbladder pain issues then I would treat it with a magnetic field over the gallbladder. You might be able to get away with a lower intensity system like a portable Micropulse or a Flexpulse over that area, or you may need a higher intensity magnetic field system to help you with that. I would start with magnetic field therapy and see if that helps with the problem.
Related to that, from a holistic perspective, is that if you still have your gallbladder, and you’re not hydrated adequately and you have some gallbladder issues but you don’t have gallstones, then you need to be eating fat. Fat causes the gallbladder to contract, which then releases the bile out of the gallbladder. The longer the bile from the liver sits in the gallbladder, it concentrates it, and the longer it sits there, the more likely it’s going to crystallize, especially if you’re dehydrated. So two things that are very important are adequate hydration and fats. You have to be drinking at least a liter of water a day, up to 60 ounces or about half your body weight in ounces per day, and you have to be eating adequate amounts of fat that causes the gallbladder to do its job.