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Can Your Gallbladder Make You 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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