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.


  • Massage your gallbladder by applying pressure to it

  • Avoid frequent eating

  • Consume more fats

  • Consume purified bile salts

For high insulin:

  • Avoid snacking

  • Avoid consuming refined carbs and sugar

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

For high cortisol:

  • Consume vitamin B1:

• nutritional yeast

• benfotiamine

  • Improve sleep (take naps if needed)

  • Take long walks outside daily (at least 45 minutes)

  • Avoid things/people that stress you out

  • Consume calcium (not calcium carbonate)

  • Consume potassium

  • Consume magnesium

For high estrogen:

  • Avoid GMO foods

  • Eat more organic foods

  • Consume cruciferous vegetables

  • Consume DIM

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

Other causes:

Sluggish gallbladder

Last updated: May 03, 2023 00:30 AM