Hello ! i recently had an ultrasound, and my GI doc said it showed I have sludge in gallbladder, wanted to put me on some medication to dissolve stones, if any, with side effects im sure. Dont really want to go that route. Looking into a natural way to cleanse. Has anyone had success with this? I'v seen multiple cleansing drinks, but dont know which to buy. scary, what i am reading about liver and gallbladder stones, so on… I have no pain or attacks, but am concerned it could start, i am 69 yrs old and pretty healthy!! any input would be helpful !!thank you all
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Hi @surfing, I also like to avoid medication unless it is absolutely necessary. Mayo Clinic has more information about the gallbladder cleansing that might be helpful.
"Gallstones that cause no symptoms typically require no treatment. If you have gallstones that require treatment, discuss proven treatment options with your doctor, such as surgical removal, bile salt tablets or sound wave therapy."
— Gallbladder cleanse: A 'natural' remedy for gallstones?: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallstones/expert-answers/gallbladder-cleanse/faq-20058134.
Here's another article that may be helpful – "If you can't or don't want to undergo surgery and your gallstones are small, one option is to take ursodiol (Actigall, Urso), a naturally occurring bile acid that helps dissolve cholesterol stones when taken by mouth two to four times a day."
— What to do about gallstones – Harvard Health: https://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/what-to-do-about-gallstones.
Have you discussed your concerns with your doctor?