Q. Can a gallbladder illness affect bone density?
The first thing to note is that bone density takes a long time to change, usually around 2 years. Secondly, gallbladder illnesses are very serious and would be more related to digestion issues. Dr. Brown does not believe the gallbladder itself would affect bone density. She does recommend that you check with your doctor to review any gallbladder issues. If you have spoken with your doctor and would like further information, you can read our Better Bones blog on digestion, 10 Steps to Stronger Digestion. The Center for Better Bones has articles on Bone Density Testing, and more!
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