Epsom Salts

I found an Epsom Salt flush. In addition to that, I found a medical research paper written in 1919 describing the usefulness of epsom salts in relaxing the sphincter at the opening of the gallbladder. The focus of the scientific work was to try to diagnose and treat the condition, so the “relaxation” and possible drainage of the gallbladder was not the focus of the earlier papers. Oh, BTW epsom salt is magnesium sulphate for those that might not know.

This has nothing to do with this topic, I just love this photo.

The scientists were trying to diagnose the condition by retrieving samples of bile. This was an early attempt to treat the condition medically. Now, the go-to treatment is excision. The surgeons have shown that simply by removing the gall bladder there are no more attacks. It goes on to explain, that this is the only way to make sure that there are fewer attacks.

One piece actually said, “no one has ever died because they don’t have a gallbladder.” The meaning of this sentiment is obvious. You don’t have to worry about having yours removed because you don’t need it to survive. The first thing that came to my mind is that the same can be said about penises. This has not made men leap to have them lopped off.

But I digress. A decision that serious, gallbladder excision, not penis removal, would only be made if I found myself in agony quite often. –knock on wood– There are some remedies, other than simple pain killers, that can be tried. I plan to have the ingredients on hand, so that I can try them if I have another bout.


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