Gallstones are common in people aged 60 years and older due to a rapid increase in cholesterol levels, poor liver activity affects the function of bile.
Experts said that endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) helps treat gallstones for older people, many underlying diseases, less invasive even in cases of severe biliary tract infections.
The patient does not have surgical scars on the abdomen, does not have to carry fluid drainage after the procedure, is fed again early, and recovers faster.
This technique can replace most surgeries in patients with bile duct stones, significantly reducing the time and cost of treatment.
Experts said that currently, the cause of gallstones is still unknown, but risk factors such as age and lifestyle increase the likelihood of disease.
Gallstones can occur in many ages and genders, but most commonly in older adults (ages 60 and older).
Because as you age, organs such as the liver work less efficiently than they do at a young age, affecting the function of the gallbladder.
Excessive increase in cholesterol in the gallbladder in seniors is also due to inactive lifestyle, obesity, eating a lot of fat, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, suffering from diseases related to the biliary tract….
Bile pigment deposition forms bile sludge or stones in the biliary lumen, causing stagnation and blockage of bile circulation.
In particular, bile duct stones account for about 50-60% of gallstone cases, many cases of bile duct stones are caused by stones formed in the gallbladder.