Top
20
Doctor insights on: Gallstones Prevention

Share
1

1
Homeopathic treatment for gallbladder stones?

Homeopathic treatment for  gallbladder stones?

None: There is no effective homeopathic treatment for gallstones. In the past some prescribed medicines were used to dissolve stones, but they had many side effects and were not that effective. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has replaced medical dissolution and shock wave treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Barry Rosen
985 doctors shared insights

Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of ...Read more


Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
1 doctor agreed:
2

2
What is effective for treating kidney stones and gall stones?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
1 doctor agreed:

Here are some...: The cause and treatment for kidney stone and gallstone are entirely not the related. There are 3 ways of treating kidney stones including ESWL, percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, & transureteroscopic laser lithotripsy, depending on the size of stone, renal anatomical structures, and the availability of professional proficiency and institutional facilities. For treating gallstones, laparoscopic... ...Read more

3

3
What works for preventing kidney stones?

What works for preventing kidney stones?

Increase fluids: The best method to prevent kidney stones is increasing your water intake. Depending on your stone type, avoiding certain compounds such as oxalate or uric acid will help decrease stone formation. ...Read more

5

5
Is dietary fat advice for cancer prevention similar to heart disease prevention?

Is dietary fat advice for cancer prevention similar to heart disease prevention?

Pretty much: The link isn't direct in either case, so "eat healthy" is the general advice. Shoot for the "mediterranean diet" or an asian menu and you'll be fine. ...Read more

6

6
Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Both conditions: By themselves probably do not increase chance of gallbladder cancer. If it does, it is still very very low. Even if you have gallstones, chances of developing gallbladder cancer is very low. Unfortunately, once you develop gallbladder cancer, chances of survival are quite low. ...Read more

7

7
Symthons & treatment for kidney stones?

Symthons & treatment for kidney stones?

A lot of pain: The symptoms overlap a lot with urinary tract infection since the same area is inflamed. Frequency, and pain. The pain is mainly bladder with extension to the kidney with UTI, and in the kidney with extension to the bladder with stones. Blood in urine (mostly visible) w. stones. Fever/signs of infection with infection. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Best home remedy for gallbladder stones?

Best home remedy for gallbladder stones?

Good alternatives: The standard treatment is removing the gallbladder; i believe this should be the last resort rather than initial treatment. I've had many patients have great success with natural therapies to dissolve gallstones & flush them out of the liver/gallbladder. See http://www.Townsendletter.Com/july2011/momiracles0711.Html & the amazing liver and gallbladder flush by andreas moritz and my comment:. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Gall bladder question. What drinks, juices prevent gall stones?

Gall bladder question. What drinks, juices prevent gall stones?

The evidence says...: There is no evidence that anything helps prevent gall stones. However, if you avoid being overweight, avoid drinks high in sugar and fat, and avoid type 2 diabetes, it will help you avoid gall stones. ...Read more

10

10
Any alternative treatment for gallstones except laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Any alternative treatment for gallstones except laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Surgery not a must: Gallstones are very common and more common with age. Most of the time these cause no problems but they can become symptomatic and cause pain. At their worst they can cause gallbladder infection and pancreatitis. At times they block the biliary system. Surgery is done on an elective basis for most people with symptomatic stones and on an urgent basis for gallbladder infection/ inflammation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Gallstone attack similar to ovarian cancer?

Gallstone attack similar to ovarian cancer?

The only common: Feature is abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting. The gall bladder lives in the right upper portion of the abdomen, ovaries live in the pelvis. When ovarian cancer leaves the ovary, it may seed the abdominal cavity, cause bowel obstructions. The two diagnoses are not often confused. ...Read more

14

14
Food for gall blader stone patient?

As for anyone: Many people have gallstones and most give little or no trouble. You'd get the idea from reading the internet that most diseases can be made to improve by selecting a magic diet. This is entertainment, not science. A person with gallstones may have a relatively poor tolerance for fatty meals. That's about it. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

15

15
What Are Gall Stones?

What Are Gall Stones?

Gall stones: These are stones that form in the Gall Bladder when the bile is very saturated and sits around in the gallbladder. Many of them are small and pass out of the gallbladder without a hitch, but occasionally they can grow large and block the duct. Havoc ensues. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Gall bladder stones, no pain. What are the options?

Gall bladder stones, no pain. What are the options?

Wait and See: As many as 75% of people with gallstones never develop symptoms. Therefore, if you are incidently found to have stones and are symptom-free, it is best to do nothing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Bile induced IBS after gallbladder removal?? True?? Best med for diarrhea cholestyramine after gb removal ?

Yes but will resolve: After gallbladder surgery, some people have ongoing abdominal symptoms, such as pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea (postcholecystectomy syndrome). Following cholecystectomy, bile which was once stored in the gallbladder and released only after meals, now flows continuously into the intestines and cause irritation. Cholestyramine absorbs bile, but these symptoms will often resolve over time. ...Read more

18

18
Urocit k (potassium citrate) good for the prevention of kidney stones?

Urocit k (potassium citrate) good for the prevention of kidney stones?

Urocit K (potassium citrate): yes, this is potassium citrate. Citrate is essential for stone prevention. Our kidneys produce some citrate naturally, but diet intake of citrate from lemon and orange is very important. Urocit K is excellent as a strategic additional source of citrate. Potassium also mutes stone formation somewhat. Minimize salt. Minimize meats. Drink 3-4 liters per day. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Are tonsil stones dangerous? Is there any health risk associated with tonsil stones?

Are tonsil stones dangerous? Is there any health risk associated with tonsil stones?

Not really: They commonly cause bad breath, and can reflect chronic tonsillitis. Removal of the tonsils will solve the problem, but isn't warranted unless the problems are severe. They can be removed manually, but they almost always recur. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Are there any good ways to prevent kidney stones?

Are there any good ways to prevent kidney stones?

Three General Rules: Stones form for two reasons: too much of something in the urine that promotes stone formation, or not enough of something that prevents them. 1. Hydration with 80-100 oz of water/day helps to reduce the risk, no matter the composition of the stone. 2. Limit sodium(salt) intake to 1400-1600 mg/day 3. Limit animal protein intake to < 10 oz/day, as uric acid (broken down from meat) promotes stones. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers