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Diet For Patients With Gallstones
Low Fat Diet: A normal healthy diet, low on fat may help decrease some symptoms of colic if he/she is having cramping after meals. However there is no way to decrease the stones already in the gallbladder. If they are living asymptomatically or without problems, it is not necessary to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Had a recent us found a gallstone 8.6mm x 5.4mm. I'm symptomatic, I've read that post-choly, most patients still experience pain. Any truth to this?
Postop, not GB pain: Cholecystectomy is surgery, whether laparoscopic (belly button) or open (traditional). There will likely be post op pain (usually less and for a shorter period of time if laparoscopic). If your pain was gb pain (right upper quad/or mid below ribcage, maybe into back, often with vomiting, confirmed with us findings, e.g. Thickened gb wall, edema, fluid around gb, then surgery should resolve issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Unlikely to hurt or help, but sounds healthy. ...Read more
Gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop gallstones later on after surgery. How can this be prevented?
What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?
Is it considered to be a normal symptom for a gastric ulcer and gallstone patient to have to sleep sitting up straight due to burning pain in stomach area if lying down. I have no acid reflux. I'm already on 40mg x 2 of ppi. This was after chocolate.
Reflux: It's true that the discomfort of reflux occurs in the esophageal area (chest) especially in the reclining position. In my experience gastric ulcers often have atypical symptoms and it could be causing your distress or perhaps reflux is being felt in the lower esophagus near the stomach junction. Chocolate can produce reflux. Since you're so symptomatic, I hope you're under the care of a gastroenter ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mum, 92, 2cm cancerous lump found in scan for gallstones. Waiting for colonoscopy & CT results, what treatment options are for such elderly patients?
Depends: Mostly depends on the person's overall health and activity level, not just age. Where is the lump? How is it known to be cancerous on only a gallbladder study? Would need more detailed information, but if it is a cancerous tumor that is contained or localized, then surgery should be fine depending on the overall health status (and depending on what organ may have the tumor). ...Read more
2 are unrelated: So no undue worry.Get a more detailed answer ›
I’m a alcoholic liver cirrhosis patient. Recently have ultra sonogram and the interpretations are i) Cholelithiasis; ii) Hepatomegaly with evidence of?
Liver cirrhosis.: Well, the term "hepataomegaly" means your liver is enlarged, which occurs in the earlier stages of cirrhosis, before the liver scars down and contracts. Cholelithiasis is the term to describe the presence of gallstones, but also means that at the time of the ultrasound the gallbladder did not appear inflamed nor infected. ...Read more
Heart patient, hep c, livercirohsis, gall stone, ejection fraction of heart 40%. How to increase WBC as blood count is low?
Will differ: Gallstones cause symptoms when they block the function of the gallbladder after eating fatty foods. Thus avoiding fatty foods like fried and high fat foods may be helpful. For diverticulitis, the blockage of diverticular sac openings is the root cause for inflammation. Avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking more water, and to exercise more frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 1 gallstone was put on lowfat diet. What fat content per meal is low? Under 20 grams? Or lower than that?
Gallstone diet: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gallstones/ds00165 & http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/features/gallbladder-diet-foods-for-gallbadder-problems. Then avoid fat & fried foods. Aim to increase fruit & vegetable intake along w/fiber. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will be different: Gallstones cause symptoms when they block the function of the gallbladder after eating fatty foods. Thus avoiding fatty foods like fried and high fat foods may be helpful. For diverticulitis, the blockage of diverticular sac openings is the root cause for inflammation. Avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking more water, and to exercise more frequently. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible gallstones (waiting scan). What changes recommend? Diet - avoid/increase? Medication? Can gallstones cause weight gain too? Cause moods?
Low fat diet: GB stones won't cause weight gain or mood swings. They do cause pain. Some Chinese teas can soften stones. If the stones are very big, you can try stone purge. Search on Google for more. Here is one: http://happyhomemaker88.com/tag/dr-lai-chiu-nans-gallstone-natural-remedy/ ...Read more
My father 60 y.o has gallstone avg. Size 0.47 and he is diabetic. With good diet, what are the considerations to let gallbladder not removed.
Symptoms: If the stone is causing symptoms, in general we remove the gallbladder w/ the stones laparoscopically (small incisions, use of a camera). Typical symptoms are intermittent crampy pain in the right/mid upper abdomen, sometimes radiating to the back. Classically occurs 30-60 min. After eating, and exacerbated by fatty foods. In the US, without symptoms, we usually don't take it out. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes: The low fat diet is helpful only if fatty foods exacerbate the symptoms. A low fat diet does nothing to prevent problems with gallstones. If you're having trouble with them, See a general surgeon for a consultation to find out if laparoscopic gallbladder removal is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more