What are Gallbladder Conditions?
Gallbladder problems occur when bile gets trapped in your gallbladder. Normally bile drains out of your gallbladder and into your small intestine. However, if the bile becomes blocked (usually because of gallstones), it builds up in your gallbladder, causing inflammation and infection. Gallstones form when bile stored in the gallbladder hardens into stone-like material. Too much cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin (bile pigment) can cause gallstones. Treatment can range from antibiotic therapy to surgery.