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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Gallbladder

Picture of Liver with Gallbladder

Picture of the Gallbladder

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Front View of the Gallbladder

The gallbladder is a small pouch that sits just under the liver. The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver. After meals, the gallbladder is empty and flat, like a deflated balloon. Before a meal, the gallbladder may be full of bile and about the size of a small pear.
In response to signals, the gallbladder squeezes stored bile into the small intestine through a series of tubes called ducts. Bile helps digest fats, but the gallbladder itself is not essential. Removing the gallbladder in an otherwise healthy individual typically causes no observable problems with health or digestion yet there may be a small risk of diarrhea and fat malabsorption.
Get more information from WebMD videos on gallbladder basics.

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-gallbladder

1 comment:

  1. maggie.danhakl@healthline.comJune 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Hi Rumsey,

    Healthline.com recently launched a free interactive "Human Body Maps" tool. I thought your readers would be interested in our body map of the Gallbladder: http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/gallbladder

    It would be much appreciated if you could include this tool on http://fatfreeeats.blogspot.com/2013/03/gallbladder.html and / or share with friends and followers. Please let me know if you have any questions.


    Thank you in advance.
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