The gallbladder concentrates and stores bile as a pear-shaped sac which it can release to help digestion after a fatty meal.
It is a hereditary condition in which dietary iron is not properly metabolized. This results in the accumulation of iron in the body tissues. Over a period of time, the condition can lead to organ failure and diabetes mellitus. The disease is difficult to catch because it is clinically silent and its symptoms can be confused with those of other diseases. Symptoms include stiffness in joints, fatigue and diabetes.