Vesicular dyskinesia usually occurs due to some alteration in the functioning of the gallbladder, which can produce or release bile in sufficient quantities to digest the fats from the food, generating symptoms such as a full stomach, excessive gas, acidity and even malaise. general. However, these symptoms could also indicate other more common situations, such as reflux or indigestion. Know other possible causes of stomach pain.
Therefore, it is always important to consult a gastroenterologist to identify the correct cause and initiate the best treatment. However, being careful with food is also very important, on the ground for general health, it also helps to alleviate most of the symptoms.
The symptoms that are usually associated with vesicular dyskinesia are:
- Indigestion and full stomach sensation;
- Bitter taste in the mouth;
- Frequent headaches;
- Nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath.
Asimism, when the vesicular dyskinesia is actually being caused by a problem in the gallbladder, it is common to feel colic-like pain immediately after the ingestion of foods rich in grease, which appears on the right side of the abdomen, due to the lower ribs .
This pain may not occur every day, but when it appears it is strong and lasts for at least 30 minutes, forcing the person to wake up, stop his activities or food. Many times, the pain forces the person to seek medical help immediately. This pain does not improve with changes in position, evacuation or antacids.
What can cause vesicular dyskinesia?
The causes of vesicular dyskinesia are not yet established. Malfunctioning of the gallbladder may be caused by deposits of crystals in the bile, disorders of the hormones that control the bladder of the gallbladder or by the contraction of the gallbladder or the sphincter of Oddi, which controls the flow of bile hacia the intestine.
How to confirm the diagnosis
The diagnosis can be performed by a gastroenterologist through the evaluation of symptoms, physical examination and clinical history; however, it may also be necessary to carry out other exams such as abdominal ultrasound or even resonance.
How is the treatment performed?
The treatment for vesicular dyskinesia can vary according to the symptoms and the cause, and usually begins with care in the diet to reduce the amount of fat and observe if the symptoms improve.
However, in case the doctor has identified an alteration in the gallbladder, he may recommend starting the use of some medications that improve its functioning, such as ursodeoxycholic acid (ursodiol), for example.
In the most serious cases, in which there are stones in the gallbladder, where the symptoms are very intense and in no way better, it may be advisable to carry out surgery to completely remove the gallbladder. In these cases, the diet also needs to be adapted, since the lack of a gallbladder makes digestion difficult.
How should the food be?
Feeding in the case of vesicular dyskinesia must be based essentially on the reduction of the intake of foods rich in fats, as for example:
- Fried food;
- Queso amarillos;
- Red meats;
- Tocino (bacon);
- Galletas and bizcochos.
Likewise, fruits that also contain a lot of fat, such as avocado, and even salmon, should be consumed less frequently, although they are considered healthy, they also contain a large amount of fat.
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