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Is gallbladder disease more common in women or men?

Harsha Vittal, MD
Gastroenterology
Gallstones and gallbladder disease are more common in women, says gastroenterologist Harsha Vittal, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital. In this video, he notes why men should still look out for symptoms of gallbladder problems.
Gallbladder disease is more common in women than in men. Part of the reason for this is that much of gallbladder disease is related to gallstones, and women are more prone to forming gallstones due to higher levels of estrogen (particularly during child-bearing years).

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