Role of The Gallbladder
The Liver has on it’s under side a little pear-shaped pouch called the Gallbladder, in which the bile is stored before it is poured into the Bowel or Intestine. Bile is a fluid produced by Liver that aids in digestion of Lipids, mainly Fats. When the process of Digestion starts, this Bile from the Gallbladder moves to Small Intestine through Bile Duct and helps in digesting the Fats. If this Gallbladder becomes inflamed by disease germs or by any means in the blood, little hard masses will form inside it, usually about the size of a grain of corn, known as Gall-Stones.
So long as these Gall Stones stay in the Gallbladder, they give little trouble, but if they start to pass out through the narrow Bile Duct into the Intestine, they cause severe attacks of pain, known as “Gall-Stone Colic“. Some times they even block up the Duct and hence restrict flow of the Bile, and force it back into the Blood again. In this manner, they stain all our tissues, including our Skin and our Eyes, and their color turns to Yellow; and then we say we are Jaundiced.
“Jaundice may also be caused by Colds or other Mild Infections which attack the Liver and Bile Ducts and clog the proper flow of the Bile from Gallbladder”