6 Causes of Gallstones

6. Poor Muscle Tone

Your gallbladder needs to be emptied out on a regular basis — having bile sitting in it all the time isn’t healthy. You can’t empty your gallbladder by thinking about it. Your body relies on involuntary internal muscle movements to get all the remaining bile out of your gallbladder. If you have poor internal muscle tone, your muscles may not be strong enough to squeeze all the bile out of your gallbladder. The result? Cholesterol starts to build up and form stones inside your gallbladder. Adopting a regular exercise routine and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle may help you improve your muscle tone for a healthier gallbladder.