Cholelithiasis (gallstones) Patient Scenario

Patient Scenario

The disorder of choice is Cholelithiasis (gallstones), and the main factor is behavior. A Native American female at 42 years old presents to our clinic with pain in the upper quadrant that started a couple of hours after taking a fatty meal and kales. Also, she complains of flatulence as well as heartburn. Moreover, the patient has obesity characterized by an unhealthy diet. The patient narrated that she often takes excessive caffeine through soft drinks and fatty food. The laboratory reported high serum cholesterol levels, in the patient's low-density lipoprotein.

Patient’s Behavior Impacting Cholelithiasis

Unhealthy dietary habits of the patient such as a high intake of fatty foods and excessive caffeine intakes predispose the patient to gallstones disorder. Increased amounts of cholesterol in the live results in high concentrations of cholesterol than its solubility, so there is retain of bile in the gallbladder forming the stones. Therefore, the

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