Natural treatments for gallstones
There are also some reportedly effective natural treatments for gallstones. Some even claim to be able to remove gallstones naturally in 24 hours. But is this even possible?
One of the most common natural methods of treating gallstones is through what’s called a gallbladder cleanse. It’s essentially a diet wherein the patient takes olive oil, fruit juice, and special herbs.
According to the proponents of this method, this combination should help break down gallstones, so that the body can naturally expel them.
However, more study and research is needed to support the effectiveness of this method. Some even experience diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain while undergoing the process of a gallbladder cleanse. If you do wish to try it out for yourself, it would be best to talk to your doctor about it.
Other forms of treatment
Others also recommend drinking apple cider vinegar, or taking herbs such as milk thistle, dandelion, or even drinking castor oil. Some say that these natural remedies can help break up gallstones in the gallbladder.
However, scientific findings have shown that these methods are not really effective when it comes to gallstones. Doctors still recommend either undergoing surgery, taking medication, or lithotripsy to help deal with gallstones.
Learn more about Gallbladder health here.