Symptoms, conditions and causes

What is gallbladder attack and how to overcome it?

The liver makes bile that travels down through small tubes to be stored in the gallbladder. Usually a gallbladder attack is when a stone gets stuck in one of the small tubes, resulting in pressure that is going to cause a lot of pain and inflammation.


  • Stomach pain

  • Nausea

  • Right shoulder pain

  • Pain under right rib cage

  • Inability to digest fats

  • Bloating

Cause #1: Gallstones

A gallstone is mostly made of cholesterol. However, your body needs a certain amount of cholesterol. Gallstones form in the liver/gallbladder ducts. This can create pressure in the ducts and can cause a lot of pain. If you go on a low-fat diet, your risk of gallstones actually goes up. A lack of bile is what causes these stones to form.

Too much insulin can deplete your bile reserves and that can result in stone formation in the ducts.

Too much cortisol can shut down bile production, causing the formation of stones. Too much estrogen can cause stone formation as well.

Last updated: Jul 05, 2024 15:32 PM