About four different drugs to take over three weeks, which I undertook last summer
It was a NHS clinic in London, the treatment was given by my GP after the gastroenterologist referred me back to her, following gastroscopy
Ok, I am in London, what I want to know is whether you see a contradiction in diagnosis (e.g. the ultrasound text I had in Mexico shows a gallbladder that needs to be removed) whereas the NHS consultant I saw today disagrees and has referred me to further tests which will take months to organise. I was not aware that I'd have to pay for this service, I had followed a link to the NHS system
The consultant I saw today simply said that he thinks that what I have is gallbladder dysfunction and went on to suggest that I should simply manage my diet. The diagnostics by the Dr in Mexico is that the gallbladder does not empty as much as it should (only 22%) and there is no other solution but to remove it. My bad cholesterol is also very high (6.6.) and has been for several years now and the Dr in Mexico suggested that this relates to the gallbladder not functioning, where the consultant today says that it is not related, not directly, that high cholesterol is not linked to a bad gall bladder. What I wanted to know is whether there is a way of speeding up this whole process of going to further exams and get the surgery done on the NHS in London in another clinic, can you suggest other gastroenterologist clinics in London that I can ask my GP to refer me to?
Hi there, thank you for your reply. Now, what is your take on the high cholesterol levels then? Are they caused by a dysfunctional gall bladder or not? I am baffled about the issue of diet because throughout my life I've eaten little animal fat, not even much cheese or milk, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. I don't really understand how my bad cholesterol is so high when an obese friend eats a lot of fatty food and junk food and her cholesterol is excellent, she is about the same age as I and also Latin American. What does cause high cholesterol?