What is the purpose of gallbladder? During the process of digestion, gallbladder’s role is to store the bile, concentrate and release afterwards. All of the chemicals in solution of the bile is thought to be retained but usually one of them turns into crystals and forms into a sandy like type of particles which turns into gallstones. Once the gallstones formed, this causes gallbladder disease which is called cholelithiasis.
The gallbladder stores bile, which is created by the liver and aids in digestion. This bile sometimes crystallizes and forms stones, called gallstones. Approximately one million Americans are affected by gallstone disease every year.