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Gallbladder Friendly Foods Desserts
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
Removal: Sludge in the gallbladder occurs when there is an alteration in liver metabolism, and one of three main components of bile crystallize, and sit in the gallbladder. This sludge will eventually coalesce in to stones. There is no cure for the inderlying cause. Surgical removal of the gallbladder does solve the problem. If there are no symptoms, its ok to watch it. ...Read more
Gallbladder: Avoid fatty foods.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fatty foods: Fatty foods such as pizza, hamburgers, fried chicken, french fries. All these will set off a gallbladder attack. ...Read more
Curious how your body works without the gallbladder and if you can still eat all the foods you like?
Still Works: The body works without a gallbladder. The gallbladder stores bile which helps us digest fatty foods. Without the gallbladder reservoir, we cannot release as much bile after a meal, so sometimes fatty meals are harder to digest. This tends to improve with time and a low fat diet can help, especially right after surgery if fatty meals are a problem. ...Read more
Avoid Fat food.:
You can eat almost anything you desire, but you must
1). Avoid fatty and greasy food.
2). Avoid diets high in cholesterol.
3). Keep yourself well hydrated.
Maintain normal weight.
When you begin to have symptoms, please talk to your pcp for surgical evaluation to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more
Losing weight. Want to protect gallbladder. Had sand in gb before. Besides slow loss, are there foods or safe remedies to help gallblader?
Sand will grow: There is no way to get rid of the sand or sludge in the gallbladder. Although a medicine exists to help dissolve stones, it only works 50% of time and doesn't work well on multiple stones. Sand will likely grow w time to become multiple stones. Best overall management is well balanced diet with good control of fats and cholesterol. ...Read more
I wonder what will be the long term effects of having no gallbladder? Is it ok if I eat fatty, oily foods 1 month after? I'm too young and scared
Usually no problem: Bile is used by your gut to absorb fat; left unabsorbed, fat will cause diarrhea. The gallbladder's job is to store bile & deliver it to the gut after fatty meals; however, the liver produces the bile & bile will still get to the gut w/o a gallbladder. Therefore, most people have no problem digesting fats after surgery; for those that do, it often improves in time. ...Read more
I am 25/male, soon to operated for gallbladder. Little nervous would like to ask if I could eat spicy and little oily food after one month of surgery.
Depends: How long ago was your surgery? Gallbladder & gallstones are usually both removed at surgery. Usually can eat everything given enough time after surgery. Start with smaller and lighter soft foods & soups, avoid fatty & greasy foods at first. Then gradually return to a full normal and regular diet over a couple weeks as you recover from surgery. ...Read more
Trial and error: After gallbladder removal, the bile from the liver constantly drains into the intestine (rather than being stored in the gallbladder between meals and squirted into the intestine after meals). Bile can be irritating and about 25% of patients may experience gastric irritation or diarrhea. This is called post-cholecystectomy syndrome. Avoid acid food and fatty food. Minimize alcohol and tobacco. ...Read more
Had gallbladder out 1 year ago, why do I still get diarrhea with some foods, what to take or do, 30 yrs old?
Gaalbladder: Missing can spell digestive issues for some folks. You can get a nutritional lab panel done which will tell you what micronutrients are low. Spectracell lab in Tx has an excellent one. You can consult a nutritionist. Hope this helps. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have pain in the middle of my chest after I eat certain foods. I have heard sometimes it can be your gallbladder- what would this feel like?
Why does my side hurt after I eat fatty foods even though I got my gallbladder removed almost 4 years ago?
Fatty foods: .Interestingly, as you have been missing the normal bonus release of bile that is ejected from a normally functioning gallbladder after a meal, your ability to digest fatty foods is now worse than when you had your gallbladder. So, eating fatty foods will result in bloating, discomfort and malabsorption. In this context, a low-fat diet is advised. ...Read more
After I eat fried foods I have pain in my gallbladder? And I get really nauseous but it's only after fried food what is the issue?
Need an exam, etc...: Having tummy symptoms after eating fried foods or oily foods can be a sign of gallbladder disease, such as gallstones or "sludge" in the gallbladder. Stones could also be in the bile duct, and would be called a biliary stone. Stones and sludge block the flow of bile, and the back-pressure from the blockage can cause pain and infection. One's primary care doctor can evaluate. ...Read more
Dad had gallbladder removed about a month ago. Ever since then he gets nauseas if he overeats or if he eats certain foods. Is this normal?
Choly: If it has been a month, I would think he should not be having symptoms. I would let your surgeon know about these symptoms. ...Read more
How long does it take your body to get back to normal after having your gallbladder out and do you have to eat low fat foods after the operation?
Seeing surgeon thursday for gallbladder. Going on two weeks of not being able too hold things down. Not food water or meds. How can dr help with that?
I had my gallbladder removed in july. I have put 2 stone on since op. I need help to lose this weight. Any suggestions or food that I should avoid?
Why does my gallbladder area hurt exspclly when doctors push on it. Like sharp pain, not brought on by eating food, but no test shows somethig wrong?
It is a: Senjsitive area in a lot of people and it is a hard area to examine so it must be pushed hared ehnough on for the doc to examine properly. ...Read more