Most people on the diet or dietary adjustments to streamline the body. But watch out, too rapid weight loss may increase the risk of gallstone formation.
When a person loses weight drastically, then the chances of food intake is also reduced drastically. This condition makes bile to accumulate because it is not channeled into the intestine.
Bile contains enzymes used to break down fats from food into the intestines. If not used, it will be accommodated in the gallbladder in the liver.
The more rarely used, then the fluid in the gallbladder will be more concentrated. Over time, the liquid will crystallize and form stones.
"It happens to weight dropped dramatically due to prolonged starvation, that eating less," said Dr. Erik Rohmando Purba, SpPD of the General Hospital Mother, Menteng, Central Jakarta.
If left untreated, gallstones can lead to infection and blockage. Impacts include acute inflammation of the gallbladder or cholecystitis. Typically, gallstones characterized by abdominal pain upper right.