Gallstones and Gallbladder Health: What to Know and Life After Removal


Episode Notes

Apr. 11, 2024 -- More than one million Americans are diagnosed with gallstones every year, and women of all ages are more likely to develop them. How are gallstones formed? What do they mean for our health? While gallbladder problems can be uncomfortable and potentially risky, understanding the treatment options available is the first step toward relief. We spoke to Benjamin Schmidt, MD, board-certified gastroenterologist and creator of the healthcare platform Doc Schmidt, about the function the gallbladder serves, signs and symptoms of gallstones, treatments available once diagnosed, and what care looks like post-gallbladder removal.