Each year millions of people are treated for gallstone-related pain in the upper right side of the belly. These pains come from just below the ribs. But it may surprise you that this pain is often caused by liver stones instead of gall stones. The only thing that seperates the two is the location in the body.
What are liver stones?
Liver stones are pebble shaped stones formed when an excess of cholesterol is present in the body. These stones are formed when the liver cannot excrete the excess of cholesterol into the body. Heredity may also be a cause of the condition.
What causes liver stones?
The occurrance of liver stones seem to have many causes. In the rich West we adopted a lifestyle in which the liver is having a much harder time than before. We entrust our liver with:
Liver stones treatment
There are many cures for liver stones, most notably the liver flush which you can do at home. Other methods include drinking ginger or liver herb tea, resium, artichoke extracts and the use of epsom salt. Adopting a healthy lifestyle is important to stop the recurrance of liver stones.