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I still have my gallbladder and until I see my surgeon he told me to go on a bland diet. any suggestions?

I still have my gallbladder and until I see my surgeon he told me to go on a bland diet. any suggestions?

Low fat: Low fat foods, higher fiber. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/features/gallbladder-diet-foods-for-gallbadder-problems ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more

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I had gallbladder surgery 4 days ago. Doing very well. Tired of bland diet, what can I eat? I'm afraid to eat anything not bland!

I had gallbladder surgery 4 days ago. Doing very well. Tired of bland diet, what can I eat? I'm afraid to eat anything not bland!

No restrictions: After the gallbladder is removed there is no need to avoid fatty foods. Prior to surgery, a patient with gallbladder problems should avoid fatty foods to avoid symptoms. A small percentage of patients will get post op urgency, which is an urgent need to have a bm about 30-45 minutes after meals. This will be self limited, or easily quelled with Imodium ad. Good luck. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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Learn about spices that can replace salt for flavor
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Read labels for low-salt alternatives when shopping
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Stay away from processed lunch/deli meats that are loaded with salt
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What's the best way to manage a bland diet for GI issues on a college campus? Possible IBS or gallbladder issues

What's the best way to manage a bland diet for GI issues on a college campus? Possible IBS or gallbladder issues

GB unlikely: for your age. You can get an ultrasound to check the gallbladder and will probably be normal. IBS is certainly common. You may want to discuss your diet with your doc or with a nutritionist. Good luck and all the best. ...Read more

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If my gallbladder is removed, do I need to restrict my fat in the diet?

If my gallbladder is removed, do I need to restrict my fat in the diet?

Yes: The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile, which is then released to aid in breakdown of fatty foods. Without the gallbladder, patients may have some loose stool or even diarrhea after eating fried or fatty foods. This generally gets better over the course of a few months. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Avoid canned foods
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Avoid frozen food
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How to cure gallbladder sludge? What diet foods should I take?

How to cure gallbladder sludge? What diet foods should I take?

Removal: Sludge in the gallbladder occurs when there is an alteration in liver metabolism, and one of three main components of bile crystallize, and sit in the gallbladder. This sludge will eventually coalesce in to stones. There is no cure for the inderlying cause. Surgical removal of the gallbladder does solve the problem. If there are no symptoms, its ok to watch it. ...Read more

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You had your gallbladder removed, there a certain diet you need to follow?

You had your gallbladder removed, there a certain diet you need to follow?

Not really: You should be able to eat anything, within reason, without difficulty. Issues such as heartburn or indigestion are not a gall bladder issue. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Cook from scratch
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Use seasonings/herbs instead of salt in cooking
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Avoid hidden salt (prepared sauces, flavor packets, premade food)
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Can my bad diet lead to gallbladder disease?

Yes.: Gallbladder disease occurs due to multiple factors including heredity and our high (saturated) fat/high carbohydrate western diet. Furthermore, once gallstones develop, symptoms tend to be worse after eating high-fat foods. ...Read more

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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more

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