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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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After gallbladder removed, do you gain or lose weight?

After gallbladder removed, do you gain or lose weight?

Depeds: On , you are eating more , or less food. With symptomatic gall stones , due to pain afraid to eat for fear of getting an attack so loose weight, , after removal no more gall bladder attacks , eat better ( more ) so gain weight. ...Read more

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How to figure out why i can't lose weight after gallbladder removal?

How to figure out why i can't lose weight after gallbladder removal?

Watch what to eat: People after having their gallbladder remove could eat anything they want so they do gain weight having gallbladder surgery does not make people lose weight some might lose few pounds from any surgery you want to lose weight watch what you eat. ...Read more

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If i eat healthy once gallbladder and sludge is removed will i lose weight?

If i eat healthy once gallbladder and sludge is removed will i lose weight?

Diet and exercise: With a proper diet and exercise you can lose weight. The gallbllader removal will not necessarily affect this. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled to have my gallbladder removed next month. Should I expect to gain weight or lose weight? I have read about both, and am confused!

I'm scheduled to have my gallbladder removed next month. Should I expect to gain weight or lose weight? I have read about both, and am confused!

If you're confused..: ...so are we, since there is no way to predict in your particular case through the internet -- after all, we know nothing about you. May be a good question however to pose to the surgeon who has taken your history & examined you. Hope you get the answer you want-- ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet for someone without a gall bladder who is trying to lose weight?

Please describe a good diet for someone without a gall bladder who is trying to lose weight?

Healthy: Healthy diet & exercise. Should be able to eat most anything. Ideal is a near vegetarian diet, smaller amounts of red meat, healthy proteins (beans, lentils, lean chicken or fish), plenty of fruits and vegetables. Smaller quantities of food, very few empty calories (sugar, pasta, white rice, white bread) & drink more water. ...Read more

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Will you lose weight easily after gall bladder removal?

Will you lose weight easily after gall bladder removal?

No.: For most people, removing the gallbladder has no effect on the ability to diet. Some people will have (transient) malabsorption of fats which can contribute to weight loss. Others will actually gain weight since the (fatty) foods that used to cause pain can now be tolerated. Bottom line: do not undergo surgery with the expectation to lose weight. ...Read more

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I had gallbladder removed end of october i work full time and needing to loose weight what's the best way?

I had gallbladder removed end of october i work full time and needing to loose weight what's the best way?

Exercise & Diet: Dieting appropriately and supplementing with a regimented exercise program is the best way to lose weight. Carbohydrates will cause you to gain weight, so a diet that helps to at least start to curtail the amount of carbohydrates you take in, will be a good start. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will i loose weight after gallbladder stone laparoscopy?

Will i loose weight after gallbladder stone laparoscopy?

not long term: You may lose some weight initially (couple pounds) during the post-op period when your apetite may be poor, but gallbladder removal will not cause long term weight loss. ...Read more

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Can losing weight help with gallbladder attacks?

Can losing weight help with gallbladder attacks?

Not really: Eating a low fat diet certainly will minimize gallbladder attacks, and this certainly can lead to weigh loss. If you have symptomatic gallbladder disease, such as stones or dyskinesia, i recommend you seek a surgical opinion. Removing the gallbladder in this situation is safe, and the return to normalcy is quick. Good luck. ...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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If I had my gallbladder removed, should I be gaining or losing weight?

If I had my gallbladder removed, should I be gaining or losing weight?

Depends on you: After removal of gall bladder you no longer have pain tend to eat more and gain weight,.after surfer if you eat more will gain weight ,if you eat less will loose weight. ...Read more

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Can you lose or gain weight after gallbladder surgery?

Can you lose or gain weight after gallbladder surgery?

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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Will an infected gallbladder keep you from losing weight?

No: Gallbladder disease causes the opposite by interfering with eating. Patients with gallbladder disease and pain with eating, usually eat less and if anything, loose weight. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed in july. I have put 2 stone on since op. I need help to lose this weight. Any suggestions or food that I should avoid?

I had my gallbladder removed in july. I have put 2 stone on since op. I need help to lose this weight. Any suggestions or food that I should avoid?

Weight gai common: I have seen this amount of weight gain following gb surgery...You must be placed on a medically supervised diet and lose this weight asap as you are heading to lifetime of obesity. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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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