The GallbladderGallbladder

I have had kidney stones before. All I can say is that they hurt. The pain is like no other that I could describe. It is often said that it is the equivalent to a woman giving birth. Most woman scoff at this comparison. As a guy, I am too afraid to argue. I was sitting down with my dad the other day, and at eighty-seven, he often talks of pain. He has had kidney stones before as well, and we agreed that they were very painful. As we discussed other internal organs, I asked him if he had ever had any sort of problems with his Gallbladder.  The Gallbladder almost seems like the forgotten organ.

So, as we continued to talk about the Gallbladder, it was pretty soon evident that neither one of us knew much of anything about it. The Gallbladder, if it is functioning properly, does not seem to cause much of a fuss. We hear about the do’s and don’ts of other organs. Certainly, our heart, often our kidney’s and liver. Of course, our brains. But the Gallbladder? The Gallbladder must be important. Right? I mean, why do we even have one in the first place? What does it do? What would happen if it malfunctioned?

So, I decided to do a little research on this forgotten organ. I searched the web, and found an interesting, as well as informative site at . Evidently,It is is a pear-shaped, hollow structure located under the liver and on the right side of the abdomen. Its primary function is to store and concentrate bile, a yellow-brown digestive enzyme produced by the liver. It is part of the biliary tract. Sometimes, when we have a buildup of cholesterol and other things, we are more prone to the development of Gallstones. Stones of the Gallbladder. To learn more about The Gallbladder, please click on to the following link: