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2015 1E3 Group 2 - Gallstones

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 2015 1E3 Group 2 - Gallstones Team members


Names / Roles:

  • Shannon Tan (Leader) 
  • Clarissa Lin (Editor) 
  • Chloe Tock (Reseacher) 
  • Jolin Lim (Researcher) 



Meaning / Definition

  •  A small sac-shaped organ beneath the liver , in which bile ( a thick, greenish-yellow, bitter fluid made by the liver ) It is stored in secretion ( a process by which substances are produced and discharged by the  cell or organ for a particular function in the organism ) by the liver and before being realeased into the intestine (gall bladder)
  •  A small , hard crystalline mass forms abnormally in the gallbladder or bile ducts from bile pigments , cholesterol and calcium salts . Gallstones can cause serve pain and  blockage of the bile duct (gallstones) 




 Gallstones occur when there's an imbalance in the bile transportation process. Cholesterol stones can form when bile contains too much cholesterol, too much bilirubin or not enough bile salts, according to the National Intitute of Diabetes and Disgestive and Kidney Disease .


  • Start suddenly in the center of the upper belly (epigastric area) and spread to the right upper back or shoulder blade area. It is usually hard to get comfortable. Moving around does not make the pain go away.
  • Prevent you from taking normal or deep breaths.
  • Last 15 minutes to 24 hours. Continuous pain for 1 to 5 hours is common.
  • Begin at night and be severe enough to wake you.
  • Occur after meals.


Prevention and Treatment

We can lower down the chances of getting Gallstones by 

  • Controlling our weight 
  • Eat healthfully and exercise 
  • Avoid certain medicine (Cholesterol-lowing drugs , Hormone therapy) 
  • Avoid the diet food below 





 Link to Other Illnesses or Diseases


Gallstones and Gallbladder is linked to diseases such as

  • Gluten Sensivitiy
  • Celiac Disease ( A digestive disease that damaged the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food )











Comments (2)

Mr Reuben Ng said

at 7:17 pm on Jun 9, 2015

Please start on your project soon!

Mr Reuben Ng said

at 10:52 am on Jul 10, 2015

Not enough information in your links to other diseases

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