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Coconut Oil The Gallbladder
Sounds like: you have fat malaborption, which can mean pancreatic insufficiency. Ask your doctor for a referral to a GI specialist. ...Read more
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
Do any of you have opinions re holistic gallbladder "cleanses" using epsom salts, olive oil and lemon juice. What is left after all the tests ?
Don't "cleanse"!: The ingredients you mentioned have no bearing on "cleansing" your gallbladder. In fact, epsom salts may harm your kidney. The gallbladder contains concentrated bile produced in the liver, & it empties in response to dietary fats. There is no physiologic way to wash out your gallbladder, so please don't waste your time and risk your health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago. Dr took off steri strips today. Can i put neosporin or hydrogen peroxide or vitamin oil on the incisions?
Sure: You can do what makes you feel better, but no studies have shown any of that stuff to aid in wound healing. At two weeks, the wounds are healed - hydrogen peroxide and neosporin aren't going to prevent an infection at this point. Vitamin e - there is anecdotal evidence that it helps wounds, however no solid data. If you were to use any of the three this far out, would do vitamin e. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband was diagnosed w/ gallbladder polyps & stones.He passed out green&black feces after drinking olive oil & lemon juice.Were that stones?
Not gallstones: The combination of olive oil, lemon juice, and digestive enzymes in our gut creates "soap stones"; these are not gallstones. There is medication, however, that can sometimes dissolve stones.However, it is an ineffective alternative to surgery--the gb is a "gallstone factory"--new stones will form within a few years. Lastly, a polyp can be pre-malignant: if > 1 cm, the gallbladder should be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gallstones, need gallbladder removed, heard drinking apple juice, olive oil n lemon juice passes the stones, one is very large. does it work?
Hi, I like to ask, can we get red from gallbladder stone by natural treatment :Apple juice & Epsom Salt, Olive oil & Orange juice, any risk in this?
Are "good fats" like fish oil, avocado, nuts, etc., a problem after gall bladder surgery? Or is it just things like deep fried and greasy foods?
Not usually: Early after surgery there may be some fatty food intolerance, with abdominal cramping or diarrhea. Usually that resolves in a few weeks, if it happens at all. There is about a 1 in 400 chance of having persistent diarrhea after eating, which may not be specifically related to fatty foods. ...Read more
Stick to basics: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YEs and also...: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No proof: It works well as a hair conditioner and as a skin moisturizer. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. It is used in some cultures for wound care & for viruses. There are many other conditions that it is puported to treat that have not been scientifically demonstrated at this time (to include allergies). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sort of.: Coconut oil is a very light moisturizer that sinks in quickly, which appeals to a lot of people. It works well for some, but not those with very dry skin, as it does not moisturize deeply enough. It also tends to clog pores. That doesn’t bother some people, but if you have a tendency to get clogged pores (blackheads, etc), coconut oil might exacerbate that problem. ...Read more
Moisturizes/protects: I'm not aware of research studies showing to what degree coconut oil helps sunburn but many people claim it helps. It moisturizes and protect the skin and has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It may be best combined with other natural remedies as discussed in this article: http://www.bustle.com/articles/83496-using-coconut-oil-for-sunburns-can-work-if-you-follow-these-7-simple-steps ...Read more