Can A Non-Functioning Gallbladder Cause Blackouts From Alcohol Use?


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If you are experiencing blackouts then it would be advisable that you visit your local doctor. The gallbladder is affected by alcohol, as it is one of the organs that alcohol passes through in the body.

If you already have gallbladder problems, such as gallstones, then doctors usually advise people to stay clear of alcohol, or only drink it on occasions. Alcohol will increase the chances of a gallbladder attack.

The gallbladder and alcohol
Excessive consumption of alcohol is one of the most prominent causes of gallstones or other gallbladder problems. If you are over forty years of age and are a heavy drinker you should visit a doctor if you experience these symptoms:

  • IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome).
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Problems digesting foods that are high in fat.
  • Appendicitis
  • Ulcers of the stomach.
  • Hepatitis
  • Kidney infections
Alcohol will undoubtably give you gallbladder problems, so if you do have issues with that organ then it would be advisable to severely limit the amount of alcohol you consume.

If the problem still persists, even if you do curtail your drinking, then you should go to your doctor and inform him or her of the problem.

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