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OBESITY AND GALLBLADDER DISEASE
If you're overweight or obese, your risk for gallbladder disease — typically an inflamed or infected gallbladder, with gallstones — is higher. Since gallstones are made of cholesterol, if you have high cholesterol, it can add to your risk of getting gallstones and feeling the discomfort that comes with them.
Whether you have gallbladder disease or want to prevent it, you can take positive steps to take it easy on your gallbladder. The most important actions to take include:
- Working with your doctor to evaluate your condition
- Managing your weight
- Becoming more active