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Diet For People With Gallstones
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
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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
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
I have 1 gallstone was put on lowfat diet. What fat content per meal is low? Under 20 grams? Or lower than that?
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
My mom 68 . She has a gallstone , doesn't have any bother symptoms accept bloating. She wants to avoid surgery. What diet she needs to do ?
Low-fat diet: Fatty foods are generally the ones that stimulate your gallbladder to contract. It is that contraction that can lead to gallbladder pain. Bloating can be indicative of gas production either from lactose intolerance or a high fiber diet. Try using lactose free dairy prodcuts, or something like beano when having foods with fiber (fruits, vegetables, grains). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Actually lower: The better. But this is only temporizing measure. If you have gallstones, change in diet will not resolve them, but cholecystectomy is definitive cure. With laparoscopy, it is at most an overnight procedure. You should go for it before complications from gallstones ensue if you are having symptoms. ...Read more
Coffee: One cup of coffee a day should be ok ...Read more
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What is best way to prevent kidney and gallbladder stones ? Does diet play a role ? Age ? Thanks for answer in advance
Here are some ...: From what I could perceive in reviewing your profile, you have been haunted & terrified by almost every illness you might have read. It's impossible to be perfect and preventive for every thing. In reality, just do something within our control, that is, quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession since every illness results from genetic strength - unchangeable + lifestyle - yes. ...Read more
I have 1 8mm gallstone thats not blocking anything. Is it ok to take a daily centrum multivitamin (gummie)? Im also on a low fat diet.
I'm 24 year old male, not overweight, good diet, no diabetes, I have pain upper ads ad back right side, gallstones or pancreatic cancer? No other symp
Cancer unlikely: Pancreatic cancer is not very common and typically occurs at an older age and doesn't usually present this way. Right upper quadrant pain is very frequently associated with gallstones, but you need a work up to determine your cause. If your pain occurs after eating and resolves in shortly it may well be stones. See your physician and have them obtain an ultrasound if your symptoms indicate ...Read more
Is gallstone cleanse effective so to avoid surgery? It is a type of diet where u eat 4x apple juice w/ olive oil and epsom salt for 6 days.
Should i get my gallbladder removed? I am 14 weeks pregnant, and i just found out my gallbladder is full of stones. I have had 4 strong gallstone attacks and 4 mild ones in the past 7 wks. I've been in a low fat diet for 5 weeks and i lost 12 lbs so far.
I : I am so sorry to hear that you are having all of these health problems while you are pregnant. You are asking doctors who have not physically examined you, viewed your lab results, read you radiographic studies or obtained a comprehensive medical history if you should have abdominal surgery while pregnant. Any surgery during pregnancy is serious. It takes looking at your total medical situation to determine if the benefits of having the surgery outweigh the risks. If you don't get the surgery, the risk to you and your fetus also has to be weighed in. This is something that your medical team needs to discuss, so that they can provide you with options. You are also a member of your health team - as you get the final say so about whether or not to undergo surgery at this time. Your general surgeon and your obstetrician should be collaborating closely as this would have to be a team effort. I wish you best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 8yr old is on a high fiber diet with a history of gallstones. In the last month he won't eat meat c/o making his stomach hurt and is always full?
Yes 8 yr can have: Yes 8 yr old can have gall stones , bur rare, the pain may be due acute gallbladder attachs, take him for exam and sono to see any evidence acute chole. ( then may require surgery ). ...Read more
Pain: Gallbladder pain from gallstones is usually in the abdomen right under the lower tip of the breast bone and/ or under the right rib cage. It can radiate to the back, and is sometimes associated with nausea or vomiting. It can also be brought on 30-60 minutes after eating. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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