by Russel Davis, Natural News:
Gallbladder stones are the crystalline formations that develop in the biliary tract, which vary in size and chemical composition. The condition is characterized by a number of symptoms including severe abdominal pain, heart burn, jaundice, and vomiting. Other symptoms of gallbladder stones include abdominal tenderness, chills, bloating, and extended pain on the right shoulder blade or at the back.
The condition has increasingly become a major health burden worldwide. In fact, a report by the World Gastroenterology Organisation revealed a significant geographical discrepancy in gallstone prevalence worldwide. According to the report, more than 85 percent of patients in developed countries suffer from cholesterol gallstones. The report also found that about 20 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with gallstones. This equates to about 15 percent of the general population.