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What are Gallstones? Gallstones disease is the most common disorder affecting the body's biliary system in West Virginia, the network of organs and ducts that create, transport, store, and release bile. There are two types of gallstones: cholesterol and pigment stones. About 80 percent of all gallstones are cholesterol stones, yellow green stones made up of hardened cholesterol.

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The prevalence of gallstone disease varies worldwide. High rates occur in the United States (), Chile, Sweden, Germany, and Austria. Pima Indian women have among the highest rates of gallstone disease in the world; nearly 70 percent have gallstones by age 30. On the other hand, Asian populations have a low incidence of gallstones, and the Masai people of East Africa have none at all. In the United States (), an estimated 10 to 15 percent of adults have gallstone disease. About a million new cases are diagnosed each year, and some 800,000 operations are performed to treat gallstones, making gallstone disease the most common gastrointestinal disorder requiring hospitalization:

    "The medical cost of gallstones in the United States is estimated to be about $5 billion yearly.
    The primary therapy for gallstones that are causing pain, inflammation, or infection is removal of the gallbladder."

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