Gallbladder Disease

The gallbladder is a sac located under the liver that stores bile produced in the liver. The bile aids in the digestion of fats and is secreted from the gallbladder into the upper small intestine in response to the types of food you eat, primarily fats. Gallbladder disease includes inflammation of the gallbladder and the presence of gallstones, a common medical problem estimated to affect some 25 million people in the US, according to the American Gastroenterology Association.

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