Alcohol and Gallstones | Can Alcohol Cause Gallstones?
When you regularly drink alcohol, it can affect your mental and physical health in so many ways. Drinking has become a part of our culture or so it seems, but the pervasive portrayal of alcohol in movies, TV, and the media often doesn’t take into account the risks that it can bring, particularly when it is used in excess.
One specific area of your health that alcohol can affect is the liver. Alcohol is metabolized in your liver and when that happens toxic byproducts are produced. This over time can cause scarring and damage to the liver, which can result in conditions like cancer or cirrhosis of the liver.
So what about alcohol and gallstones? What are gallstones, what causes them and can alcohol cause gallstones?
The following provides an overview of what gallstones are, and answers “can alcohol cause gallstones.”
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