Cholecystitis

Cholecystitis & Liver

Last Updated August 16th, 2019

Cholecystitis is a condition where there is a blockage in the bile ducts present in the gallbladder that leads to inflammation in the organ. Since the bile is not released, it starts accumulation causing yellow discoloration of eyes and skin (jaundice). There is severe loss of appetite and significant weight loss. Urine and stools become dark colored. Pain in upper right abdomen is also a symptom of cholecystitis.
Cholecystitis is usually linked to gallstones. These stones block the bile ducts and cause inflammation. It may also occur due to deterioration of liver function (aging or high alcohol intake). Patients of liver cirrhosis often show symptoms of cholecystitis. High cholesterol deposition on liver and gallbladder is also a trigger.
An obstruction in the bile ducts or cholecystitis can be a painful condition. Patients report pain in the upper right abdominal region. This pain could radiate to shoulders and right arm too. There is marked tenderness on the upper-right abdomen area. There is an overall feeling of uneasiness, fatigue, fever, sweating, and chills.
Issues with the gallbladder and liver in general cause severe pain in the upper-right abdomen. There is a marked loss of appetite, queasiness, weight loss, etc when you have issues with the gallbladder. In case of cholecystitis, abdominal pain appears suddenly and radiates to the shoulder, back, and arm. If you touch your upper abdomen region, you will find it tender. Profuse sweating, fever, weakness, and chills are also observed if you have cholecystitis symptoms.

Overview of Cholecystitis

Diseases associated with liver dysfunctions or improper diet patterns are impacting a large percentage of the global population. Gallstones are considered as one of the major diseases of this category and are common in all age groups and ethnicities. At present, they are one of the leading causes of hospitalization and are affecting the socio-economic conditions of the nations immensely.

Not only that, these are giving rise to additional hepatic syndromes. A common and a very serious clinical condition belonging to the above category is cholecystitis, which is nothing but the inflammation of the gallbladder. More than 90% of these cases are caused due to obstruction of the bile duct by a gallstone. These conditions have largely contributed to the increasing global burden of hepatic diseases.

 

What is cholecystitis?

Cholecystitis & LiverCholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder due to obstruction of the bile duct. Formation of gallbladder stones is one of the primary causes of the disease. The gallbladder stones can end up obstructing the cystic duct, blocking the flow of bile through the duct. As a result, the gallbladder becomes swollen. This condition can be quite painful and such pain is known as biliary colic. This pain may be one of the earliest signs of cholecystitis or inflammation in the gallbladder. In the patients of acute cholecystitis, the onset can be sudden and severe. The patients of chronic cholecystitis usually develop more complicated conditions, although the symptoms are not so severe.

 

What are the factors causing cholecystitis?

There are number of risk factors associated with cholecystitis. Having one or more of the following risk factors does not indicate that the person will definitely develop cholecystitis. Instead it indicates that, in comparison with someone who does not have these risk factors, the person who has them is more likely to develop inflammation in the gallbladder. The general causes of cholecystitis are listed below-

  • Obstruction of the common bile duct due to stone formation
  • Having an immediate family member or a very close relative who has serious hepatic diseases
  • Being a female (increases risks of gallstones)
  • A familial history of gallstones
  • Hormonal swings during pregnancy and after menopause
  • Deterioration of liver function due to aging
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Diseases like Crohn’s disease, sickle cell disease or liver cirrhosis
  • Scarred biliary duct or common duct
  • Chemotherapy or hormone replacement therapy
  • Insulin resistance or Diabetes mellitus
  • Long-term intake of over-the-counter drugs like corticosteroids or certain androgenic drugs
  • Overuse of oral contraceptive pills
  • Belonging to a particular ethnic group (Eg: Asian or Hispanic)
  • Presence of tumours in the hepatic ducts (causes obstruction)
  • Keeping a fast for a long time
  • Obesity or overweight condition
  • Tobacco or alcohol abuse

 

What are the common signs and symptoms of cholecystitis?

Cholecystitis presents mainly with jaundice-like symptoms which are given below-

  • Yellowish discoloration of skin
  • Sclera, conjunctiva and mucosa turns pale yellow (in advanced stages)
  • Dark yellow or brownish discolouration of urine
  • Dark stool
  • Irritation of skin
  • Severe loss of appetite
  • Abnormal weight loss in advanced stages
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Occasional pain in the upper right portion of stomach
  • Feeling of obstruction in the upper right abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Occasional headaches
  • Fever (occasional)

 

What are the different types of cholecystitis?

Cholecystitis procedureCholecystitis has two main categories- acute and chronic. These are discussed below-

  • Acute cholecystitis: Here the symptoms are sudden and the onset is marked by severe pain and other associated symptoms. Acute cholecystitis has two subtypes-
  • Acute calculous cholecystitis: 90% of these cases result from bile duct obstruction caused by gallstones. This leads to an accumulation of bile which gradually grows thick and forms an abnormally large and reddish gallbladder. In the later stages, the conditions may worsen due to infections caused by Streptococcus, Clostridium or E. coli. The infection may gradually spread to the outer layers of the gallbladder. In the end-stages, the neighbouring structures like diaphragm may also get infected. This manifests as a referred pain in the right shoulder.
  • Acalculous cholecystitis: It accounts for about 5-10% of all cases of cholecystitis. Bile duct stones are usually absent in these cases. This type is more common in males, particularly the ones who are hospitalised and bed-ridden. This condition mainly arises in the post-surgery phase of some other disease and is usually not accompanied by trauma. Some other conditions like chemotherapy, vasculitis, major trauma and burns may also contribute to acalculous cholecystitis. The symptoms are similar to the calculous type, although they might vary in degree. The yellowish discolouration of the skin is more prominent in this condition. The gallbladders of these patients become static and enlarged.
  • Chronic cholecystitis: Recurrent episodes of acute cholecystitis may result from negligence and lack of treatment. In due course of time it leads to cholecystitis of permanent nature which is known as chronic cholecystitis. This type leads to some serious systemic complications like perforation, fistula or gangrene formation.

Another form of cholecystitis called xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis has symptoms similar to that of gallbladder cancer, although malignancy is not detected.

 

How is cholecystitis detected and treated?

The following diagnostic tests help detect cholecystitis-

  • Physical examination: Studies the inflamed and swollen gallbladder
  • Medical history
  • Blood test (Full blood count and platelet count)
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): Studies the bile and pancreatic ducts
  • Liver function tests
  • CT scan
  • MRI scan
  • Liver biopsy

The treatment for cholecystitis focuses on the control of the inflammation followed by rectification of the root cause. Cholecystitis usually involves a hospital stay with an aim to control the inflammation of the gallbladder.

 

Treatment & Prevention

During the hospital stay, you might be asked to fast in order to reduce the stress on the inflamed gallbladder. Infusion of liquids can be done intravenously in order to prevent dehydration. In case of infections of the gallbladder of the gallbladder, antibiotics can be administered. Pain-relieving medications ministered in order to reduce pain and inflammation. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is performed to remove any stone, which might be blocking the bile or the cystic duct.

The laparoscopic surgeon might perform a minimum invasive procedure to remove the gallbladder. This procedure is known as the cholecystectomy. Cholecystectomy is usually performed in case of recurrent infections of the gallbladder. Cholecystitis can be prevented by intake of a healthy diet and by keeping a check on cholesterol levels. Maintenance of healthy body weight is crucial for prevention of gallbladder stones.

 

Facts

  • More than 90% of cases of cholecystitis occur due to the presence of gallstones, which lead to the blockage of the cystic duct.
  • Gallstones are mainly formed from the hardening of cholesterol.
  • If left untreated, cholecystitis may lead to life-threatening complications such as necrosis or rupture of the gallbladder.

Facts

  • More than 80% of individuals having gallstones are asymptomatic.
  • The best investigative procedure for gallstones is ultrasound.
  • Though the gallbladder stores bile juice (which is required for digestion), it is not an essential organ.

Facts

  • Approximately 12% of the population has gallstones but usually remain asymptomatic.
  • Gallstones can be formed by being overweight or by rapid loss of weight.

 

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Cholecystitis is a condition where there is a blockage in the bile ducts present in the gallbladder that leads to inflammation in the organ. Since the bile is not released, it starts accumulation causing yellow discoloration of eyes and skin (jaundice). There is severe loss of appetite and significant weight loss. Urine and stools become dark colored. Pain in upper right abdomen is also a symptom of cholecystitis.
Cholecystitis is usually linked to gallstones. These stones block the bile ducts and cause inflammation. It may also occur due to deterioration of liver function (aging or high alcohol intake). Patients of liver cirrhosis often show symptoms of cholecystitis. High cholesterol deposition on liver and gallbladder is also a trigger.
An obstruction in the bile ducts or cholecystitis can be a painful condition. Patients report pain in the upper right abdominal region. This pain could radiate to shoulders and right arm too. There is marked tenderness on the upper-right abdomen area. There is an overall feeling of uneasiness, fatigue, fever, sweating, and chills.
Issues with the gallbladder and liver in general cause severe pain in the upper-right abdomen. There is a marked loss of appetite, queasiness, weight loss, etc when you have issues with the gallbladder. In case of cholecystitis, abdominal pain appears suddenly and radiates to the shoulder, back, and arm. If you touch your upper abdomen region, you will find it tender. Profuse sweating, fever, weakness, and chills are also observed if you have cholecystitis symptoms.

 

Dos and Don'ts

Dos
  • Consumes a diet, which has fewer amounts of fats and high amount of fiber. A diet with lots of fatty foods can lead to aggravation of the symptoms of cholecystitis.
  • Visit a registered general physician if you observe symptoms like severe pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. The pain usually radiates to the back or the right shoulder blade.
  • Go for ultrasonography. Ultrasonography is the investigation of choice in case of gallstones.
Don'ts
  • Go for a crash diet. Rapid loss of weight may cause the formation of gallstones.
  • Miss out any information about the vitamins and the supplements that you are taking regularly.
  • Neglect your cholesterol levels. Monitor your cholesterol levels regularly in order to reduce the possibility of formation of gallstones.

 

 

 

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Erythritol: A healthy sugar substitute or yet another marketing ploy? Erythritol is a popular choice of a healthy alternative sweetening agent in foods. But how healthy can a…
Gua sha: Scraping away layers of pain with this ancient healing tool Gua sha is an ancient oriental healing method which focuses on scraping the body with specific tools to…
Vitamin b12
Vitamin B12 Test Vitamin b12 is an essential nutrient required for healthy functioning of the nervous system and also development of…
Sputum test Sputum test is a commonly used diagnostic tool that is used to examine the presence of pathogens in…
Bulletproof coffee recipe
Bulletproof Coffee – Breakfast of champions or yet another health fad? Can this special ketogenic coffee really make your body race as fast as a bullet?
Garlic health benefits cloves
Garlic: Nature’s white pill as an effective home remedy What are the secrets hidden in these tiny white pills? Find out the immense health benefits of using…
Cottage cheese: What can you find in this healthy chunk of fresh milk cheese? Love cheese but scared of putting on extra pounds? With cottage cheese, you can get the best of…
The complete “what to eat” guide for gluten intolerance Does eating breads and pastas often makes you nauseous? Gluten intolerance is a common reason why you might…
How cooking with CLA safflower oil can help you lose weight? Read and discover more about CLA safflower oil and how it can aid faster fat metabolism in people…
Hibiscus: Nourish your beauty and health with these vibrant blooms Hibiscus is a trumpet shaped flower found abundantly in tropical countries. It has been historically used for its…
Goji berry: A traditional Chinese berry that packs the best of antioxidants Goji berry is an ancient berry that is considered to be power-packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Which means…
Oxidative Stress: Understanding the most lethal phenomenon happening in your body right now Free radicals cause damage to the body, which is known as oxidation.  The amount of oxidation caused by…