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Foods To Avoid While Having Gallstones
Fatty and: Fried foods. Sometimes diary bothers people too. But these are just temporary fixes. Definitive solution is cholecystectomy. You will feel a lot better after surgery. ...Read more
My wife has gallstones . What foods should she avoid so not to irritate them and what medication is best to help the pain? Thank you .
Gallstones : Classically, a low fat diet is used, but in reality, trial and error will allow her to determine which foods make her symptoms worse. Many docs prescribe narcotics, but I have found Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) works well. Medications are not a long term solution however. Consider a consultation with a general surgeon to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Modify lifestyle: Fatty liver occurs thru delivery of dietary fat/fatty acids to liver, excess carbohydrate, impaired export of triglyceride from liver cells, & augmented trigylceride production. Fix it by controlling diabetes, obesity, cholesterol, & avoid alcohol. Gallstones (usually cholesterol) are less diet responsive, but low fiber, high refined carbohydrate diets are associated; vegetarians get fewer stones. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: If you're not having any symptoms, ( the vast majority of patients with gallstones do not, ) you do not need a special diet. Now, if you begin to have symptoms (bloating, dyspepsia, nausea, right upper quadrant or right upper back pain, ) then a lower fat diet may reduce your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Person diagnosed with gallstones, should she avoid spicy food, raw jalepenos, raw thin peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers?
As tolerated : Low fat diets are often recommended, but the reality is you can eat whatever you can tolerate. If a particular food or beverage brings on right upper abdominal pain, nausea and/or vomiting, avoid the offending item. It's also important to consider moderation when consuming food in order to avoid over eating, if symptoms are progressive, may need to see a general surgeon for a consult re: surgery. ...Read more
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