Obesity is a major risk factor for development of gallstones. Obesity leads to fat infiltration of various organs, and these fatty tissues produce many chemicals which cause dysfunction of these organs, including gallbladder. Around 25% of people who have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 40 have gallstones.
“Can’t I just take some tablets for this? Do I need surgery?”
“I don’t want to undergo surgery. I’m scared that the surgery will be more dangerous than the disease.”