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Is the Gallbladder Necessary?

Is the Gallbladder Necessary?

by Yenny (SU)
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that is located directly below the liver. It helps the digestive system by storing bile and sending concentrated amounts of it into the small intestine for exit when necessary. Bile is a fluid that helps the body digest fats. The liver produces bile and sends it to the gallbladder to be stored until it is needed for digestion.

Am I at Risk for Gallstones?

Am I at Risk for Gallstones?

by Shearly (SU)
Did you know that about one in 13 Americans – more than 25 million – are affected by gallbladder disease? The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ located just below your liver whose purpose is to store bile. You see, your liver produces bile, a substance that enables your body to break down and absorb fats. Your gallbladder stores excess bile and releases it when you eat a meal containing fats that need to be digested.

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