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Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Sometimes even taking the gallbladder out helps with the symptoms of IBS.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Coutts ii
26 years experience Family Medicine
Greasy food: The gall bladder is stimulated to release bile salts when you eat a greasy/oily or spicy meal. Therefore she should avoid greasy and spicy food. T ... Read More
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Gallstones : Classically, a low fat diet is used, but in reality, trial and error will allow her to determine which foods make her symptoms worse. Many docs prescr ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
As tolerated : Low fat diets are often recommended, but the reality is you can eat whatever you can tolerate. If a particular food or beverage brings on right upper ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Lifestyle & diet: Lifestyle & diet are important--10% incidence of gallstones in western world, much less in black africans & eastern world (unless adopt western diet). ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Avoid: Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods. Drink plenty of liquids. Eat healthy fruits & vegetables and smaller amounts of non-fatty meat or chicken. See a doc ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Low fat: 10 gram low fat diet is recommended. Avoid excess dairy products, fried foods, and fast foods as they are higher in fat content. Fat is the stimulus t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Fatty and: Fried foods. Sometimes diary bothers people too. But these are just temporary fixes. Definitive solution is cholecystectomy. You will feel a lot b ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Maybe everything...: If you're not having any symptoms, ( the vast majority of patients with gallstones do not, ) you do not need a special diet. Now, if you begin to have ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
23 years experience Radiology
Low fat: Fatty foods cause the gallbladder to contract. They are not necessarily "unsafe" but may cause discomfort. If that is the case, you may want to consi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
You should be: On a low fat diet. Dairy products also bother some people with gallstones. But if you are having symptoms, definitive solution is cholecystectomy. ... Read More
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