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Does gallbladder problem cause weight loss?

Does gallbladder problem cause weight loss?

Possible: Weight loss is possible , due to pain after eating or fear of getting pain , will not be eating , due to reduced in take will loose weight. ...Read more

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Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have a low functioning gallbladder can it cause weight loss? Also what are the risks of gallbladder surgery? Hida scan showed low activity

I have a low functioning gallbladder can it cause weight loss? Also what are the risks of gallbladder surgery? Hida scan showed low activity

Possible: if GB function is low <20%, then it could be the cause of pain when you eat fatty foods, and some people change diet enough to loose some weight, but not too common. GB surgery done by a surgeon with a laparoscope is an outpatient procedure, most should take under an hour, go home same day. There are some serious and rare risks, please talk to your surgeon about it. ...Read more

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Could a bad gallbladder cause significant weight loss..Night sweats and pain between the shoulder blades?

Could a bad gallbladder cause significant weight loss..Night sweats and pain between the shoulder blades?

Possible: Gallbladder disease can cause weight loss and pain between the shoulder blades. The pain intensifies when you eat a fatty meal. It typically does not cause night sweat. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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When you remove the gallbladder does that cause a person to gain or lose weight or does a person's weight stay the same ?

Gallbladder removal: Removing the gallbladder should not affect your weight positively or negatively. Good luck with your upcoming surgery! ...Read more

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Losing weight. Want to protect gallbladder. Had sand in gb before. Besides slow loss, are there foods or safe remedies to help gallblader?

Losing weight. Want to protect gallbladder. Had sand in gb before. Besides slow loss, are there foods or safe remedies to help gallblader?

Sand will grow : There is no way to get rid of the sand or sludge in the gallbladder. Although a medicine exists to help dissolve stones, it only works 50% of time and doesn't work well on multiple stones. Sand will likely grow w time to become multiple stones. Best overall management is well balanced diet with good control of fats and cholesterol. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do about weight loss after gallbladder surgery?

Please tell me what to do about weight loss after gallbladder surgery?

Gallbladder surgery: Having gallbladder surgery doesn't typically make you lose weight. Maybe a few pounds because you aren't eating a lot after surgery, and maybe a few more pounds because you are not supposed to eat fatty foods, but other than that, gallbladder surgery is not a weight loss operation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have weight loss/gain after gallbladder removal?

Is it normal to have weight loss/gain after gallbladder removal?

Not physiologic: You shouldn't have weight loss. You may have weight gain if you are enjoying fatty foods that were bothering you prior to your surgery. Just enjoy a balanced diet and moderate activity and your weight should stay steady. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is weight loss after gallbladder removal normal?

Is weight loss after gallbladder removal normal?

Yes: It is common to lose some weight but it is usually gained back after resuming your normal diet for a period of time. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a diet strategy for weight loss for me? I have celiac disease, have had my gallbladder out, and am borderline diabetic.

Can you recommend a diet strategy for weight loss for me? I have celiac disease, have had my gallbladder out, and am borderline diabetic.

Celiac: I would recommend what i call the neo paleo diet. It contains most of the original ideas of the paleo diet which consists of no gluten or dairy. It also says you should eat no processed foods and to eat as organic and locally grown as possible. It allows for nuts and seeds. I call it the neo paleo because i allow for all types of vegetables, brown, black, or wild rice, potatoes, and yams. ...Read more

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My son has severe ruq and weight loss. All tests and labs show normal. Hida scan was 91% ef. Gi won't remove gallbladder. How do I find one who will?

My son has severe ruq and weight loss.  All tests and labs show normal. Hida scan was 91% ef. Gi won't remove gallbladder.  How do I find one who will?

Gallbladder Disease: If the work up performed by your G.I. Does not show any evidence of gallbladder disease, then there really is no reason to remove the gallbladder. Maybe other causes of your sons symptoms should be explored. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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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