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Why obesity cause gallstones ?

Why obesity cause gallstones ?

Cholesterol: Appears to be at the center of this issue. With obesity there is increased cholesterol synthesis and secretion. And when secreted into the hepatobiliary tract, it leads to the development of cholesterol gallstones. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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How come both obesity and rapid weight loss cause gallstones?

How come both obesity and rapid weight loss cause gallstones?

Lack of emptying: Patients who fast for long periods of time do not empty their gallbladders leading to stasis and gallstones. 1 spoon of olive oil a day i'd the old witches prevention tool. ...Read more

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What will be done 4 a fatty liver? Don't drink or obese my emzymes r high but r going down slowly caused by meds. No gallstones or hep etc

What will be done 4 a fatty liver? Don't drink or obese my emzymes r high but r going down slowly caused by meds. No gallstones or hep etc

Depends on cause: While obesity is the most common cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (nafld), there are other causes, including poorly controlled diabetes, drug toxicity, weight loss surgery and toxins. In your case, since you refer to this being caused by some medication, the best thing to do is to remove the offending agent, meanwhile avoid fatty foods and avoid alcohol until you are cleared by your md. ...Read more

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What's the cause and treatment for cholelithiasis?

What's the cause and treatment for cholelithiasis?

Gallstones: Cholelithiasis (gallstones) are caused by an imbalance of the components of the bile that is stored in the gallbladder. Most of the time, the stones don't cause a problem, and don't need to be treated. But if they start causing pain or repeated nausea, the treatment is to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Why might rapid weight loss cause cholelithiasis?

Why might rapid weight loss cause cholelithiasis?

Unknown cause: I am not aware of the reason rapid weight loss can cause gallstones. This had been identified in the past with rapid weight loss and liquid diets, and can currently be seen in those who have had rapid weight loss after gastric bypass surgery. ...Read more

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What to avoid eating when you have cholelithiasis?

What to avoid eating when you have cholelithiasis?

Fatty: Avoid fried fatty greasy foods, cheeses, french fries, butter, mayonnaise, hot dogs, cheese pizza, fried chicken, etc. You get the idea. ...Read more

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What should you avoid when you have cholelithiasis?

Maybe nothing: If you have asymptomatic gallstones, a very common finding, you have no dietary restrictions whatsoever. If you have symptoms, just eat a low fat diet until surgery can be accomplished. There are approx. 20 million Americans with gallstones at any one time, and only about 5% will develop symptoms each year. It's not a cumulative stat, so you may never develop symptoms . Good luck. ...Read more

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What is diagnosis for patients suffering from cholelithiasis?

Gallstones: Gallstones is the same as cholelithiasis, the medical term. Upper abdominal pressure and bloating, discomfort, nausea and vomiting are some of the symptoms. Ultrasound is usually used to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cholelithiasis?

Utrasound and scan.: Usually with an ultrasound of the liver and gall bladder, following the identifications of signs and symptoms by your doctor. Some people have a sick gall-bladder filled with "sludge, " which does not empty properly: a hida scan is used to indentify this. Also, elevations in enzymes most asscoaited with gb disease, ie alkphos, and GGT are usually obtained on first vist. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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