Gall Bladder Stone (Cholelithiasis)

Collection of cholesterol in Gall bladder or in the billiary duct is known as Gall stone. Stone in Gall bladder is called Cholelithiasis and stone in bile duct is known as choledocholithiasis.


Gall stone is produced by cholesterol and concretions of biles (Combination of Kapha and Pitta in Ayurveda)

Risk Factor:

women is greater risk zone than Male, 4 F is more prone to gall bladder stone ( Fatty, Fourty, Female, Fertile).


Fatty Diet increases the cholesterol level in the body and got formation of stone.


Obesity off course fatty diet increase the weight and cholesterol, sudden reduction of body weight is also dangerous for health and initiate the formation of gall bladder stone.


Silent stone >35year old women they never experience any pain .


Cholesterol is insoluble in water yet Bile.


Bile have large amount of cholesterol rarely calcium and bilirubine in stone.


Symptoms:

  1. Bile duct obstruction due to gall bladder stone produces obstructive jaundice.
  2. Pain at Right epigastrium region, Nausea, Vomiting is the main symptoms.
  3. Chronic steady low grade pain in Right Hypogastrium when gall bladder neck obstructed due to stone.
  4. Billiary colicky pain on Right side under the ribs.
  5. Pain may be from 30 min to 12hrs.
  6. Stone can obstruct pancreatic duct also .

Diagnostic criteria:

  1. WBC may increased.
  2. USG.
  3. ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatogrophy).

Complication:

  1. Pancreatitis, Perforation, Liver Abscess.
  2. Carcinoma of Gall Bladder Neck.

Treatment:

  1. Symptomatic treatment should be done.
  2. Cholecystectomy can be done.

Ayurvedic Concept:

  1. Gall bladder stone produced due to Kapha and Pitta dosha.
  2. Ayurvedic treatment of Gall bladder stone:
  3. Treatment should be Usna and Katu ras pradhanya medicine. Pitta vardhan and kapha vilayan chikitsa should be done.
  4. Total duration of treatment course should be 6 months to 2 years depend upon the Body type and size of Gall bladder stone.
  5. Best ayurvedic treatment of Gall bladder stone is provided by Ashtang Ayurveda Lucknow.
  6. Some medicine indicated here but do not advise to take without consultation
  7. Trayantyadi kashayam, Varnadi kashayam, apamarga churna
  8. Trikatu choorna , Vyoshadi vatakam
  9. Katuki choorna
  10. Sigru tavak and Kulthi yush
  11. Diet restriction very important
  12. Panchkarma therapy very effective in this case