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Doctor insights on: Gall Cleanse

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How often can I do a gall bladder cleansing?

How often can I do a gall bladder cleansing?

I don't think: Gallbaldder cleansing is a medically approved procedure. ...Read more

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What is the best liver & gall bladder cleanse?

What is the best liver & gall bladder cleanse?

None: Cleansers generally don't do much except cause diarrhea in order to supposedly remove toxins. Kelation generally does nothing either. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of a gall bladder cleanse that does not use olive oil?

Can you tell me of a gall bladder cleanse that does not use olive oil?

Bad Idea: Gallbladder cleanses are bogus. In addition, flushing out the stones from your gallbladder (if even possible) is outright dangerous to your health - bile duct obstruction, severe infection, pancreatitis. Treatment is gallbladder removal if the stones are symptomatic. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gall stons?

Gallstone attack: Pain under the right rib cage, nausea and vomiting, fever and chills, and sometimes changes in the color of urine. ...Read more

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How to cleanse your liver?

How to cleanse your liver?

Avoid meds/booze!: To improve liver functioning, stop alcohol and any recreational drug abuse. Avoid a lot of supplements and over the counter meds. Take meds only as prescribed. There is no way to detoxify using any supplement that promises to "clean your liver." Ads that say their diet or supplement will do so are all a bunch of malarkey. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a liver cleanse?

What are the benefits of a liver cleanse?

What's your goal?: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read more

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What is the best way to clense the liver?

What is the best way to clense the liver?

Healthy living: The liver has several functions, to support nutrition, to clean the blood and to make substances to support bodily function (proteins). It can be damaged by drugs and alcohol. The best thing you can do for your liver is to avoid being overweight, eat healthy, be active, minimal alcohol use, no illicit drug use. Check your liver function tests when you get your physical exam. ...Read more

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Any recommendations on using the vaginal cleansing pearls?

Any recommendations on using the vaginal cleansing pearls?

Avoid it: If you are referring the mesh bag of herbs referred to as Womb cleansers or vaginal cleansers then avoid them. They are not helpful and can cause infection. Here is a an interesting well-written blog post by a friend on this subject https://drjengunter.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/dont-detox-your-vagina-or-uterus-with-a-bag-of-herbs-in-your-vagina-really/ ...Read more

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Is colon cleasing safe?

Is colon cleasing safe?

NO, don't do it!!!: This has been addressed many times on healthtap, and the repeated answer is: don't cleanse! it doesn't matter whether the snake oil (sorry "detox cleanse") you choose is "organic" or not--there is no enduring value to "cleansing" your gut without a doctor's advice. What toxins? Rather, there is considerable risk to your health. Pull the prior healthtap answers on this subject, and please don't! ...Read more

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Can gall stones be passed?

Can gall stones be passed?

Sometimes: Usually large gall stones do not pass but do sometimes cause obstruction at the common bile duct with increased pain and sometimes jaundice. Sludge and gravel are small enough to disappear.A fistula sometimes develops between a gangrenous gallbladder and the duodenum or other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, allowing passage of the stone. If have gallstones and pain surgery usually indicated. ...Read more

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