What is the outlook for gallstones?
In the majority of cases, gallstones are symptom-free and you won't need any treatment. In less common cases, they can cause complications such as infections, blockages and inflammation. Eating a healthy balanced diet, keeping your weight in check and exercising regularly will help keep you symptom-free. Speak to your doctor about monitoring your cholesterol levels and have a check-up if you are concerned about gallstones.
Author: Karen McCloskey
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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