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Synonyms for gallbladder

a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion

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How many more Americans have gallbladder disease than osteoporosis?
Prevalence and ethnic differences in gallbladder disease in the United States.
In addition, caution is warranted in relation to males with reproductive health concerns such as low sperm count or erectile dysfunction as well as persons with hypercalcemia, gallbladder disease or cardiovascular disease and also during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
5) Gallbladder TB usually occurs as an unexpected finding following surgery for benign gallbladder disease (5) or in the context of immune suppression.
Against such sparse benefits, the panel weighed relatively new evidence of the risks, including a significantly higher rate of life-threatening blood clots in the legs and lungs, a greater probability of gallbladder disease and increased risk of urinary incontinence that persisted in studies for at least three years.
CHICAGO -- The risk of gallbladder disease was more than twice as high in pregnant women in the top quartile of carbohydrate consumption, compared with those in the bottom quartile, based on data from a prospective study of 3,070 pregnant women.
Direct costs contributed the highest proportional costs for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, gallbladder disease and depression (Table 2).
1), (2) Historically, a thick-walled gallbladder has been regarded as proof of primary gallbladder disease, and it is a well-known hallmark feature of acute cholecystitis.
The company currently faces at least 12g Yaz-related lawsuits, all of which allege the drug caused plaintiffs to suffer heart attacks, strokes, cardiac arrhythmias, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, gallbladder disease and, in some cases, sudden death.
Forgy determined that the most likely problem was gallbladder disease and recommended laparascopic cholecystectomy surgery.
Life-threatening problems fall into four areas; cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other conditions associated with insulin resistance, types of cancers and gallbladder disease.
Gallbladder Disease: The "five f's" used by many physicians to describe people most at risk for developing gallbladder disease (including inflammation, stones and obstruction) are "fair, fat, female, forty and fertile.
We have not reported our experience in the literature, since our main concern remains treating cancer, not gallbladder disease, but we find the liver flush an essential component of our therapy for a variety of reasons.
Furthermore, childhood obesity accelerates the development of chronic diseases such as type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, asthma, and cancer among others.
I actually saw My Cousin Vinny on a flight to Alabama on my way to try one of many cases for a national weight-loss company facing hundreds of lawsuits accusing it of causing gallbladder disease.