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Gallstones Symptoms Diet
My mom 68 . She has a gallstone , doesn't have any bother symptoms accept bloating. She wants to avoid surgery. What diet she needs to do ?
Low-fat diet: Fatty foods are generally the ones that stimulate your gallbladder to contract. It is that contraction that can lead to gallbladder pain. Bloating can be indicative of gas production either from lactose intolerance or a high fiber diet. Try using lactose free dairy prodcuts, or something like beano when having foods with fiber (fruits, vegetables, grains). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallstone diet: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/gallstones/ds00165 & http://www.Webmd.Com/digestive-disorders/features/gallbladder-diet-foods-for-gallbadder-problems. Then avoid fat & fried foods. Aim to increase fruit & vegetable intake along w/fiber. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low Fat Diet: A normal healthy diet, low on fat may help decrease some symptoms of colic if he/she is having cramping after meals. However there is no way to decrease the stones already in the gallbladder. If they are living asymptomatically or without problems, it is not necessary to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more
I have 1 gallstone was put on lowfat diet. What fat content per meal is low? Under 20 grams? Or lower than that?
Will differ: Gallstones cause symptoms when they block the function of the gallbladder after eating fatty foods. Thus avoiding fatty foods like fried and high fat foods may be helpful. For diverticulitis, the blockage of diverticular sac openings is the root cause for inflammation. Avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking more water, and to exercise more frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will be different: Gallstones cause symptoms when they block the function of the gallbladder after eating fatty foods. Thus avoiding fatty foods like fried and high fat foods may be helpful. For diverticulitis, the blockage of diverticular sac openings is the root cause for inflammation. Avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking more water, and to exercise more frequently. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father 60 y.o has gallstone avg. size 0.47 and he is diabetic. With good diet, what are the considerations to let gallbladder not removed.
Symptoms: If the stone is causing symptoms, in general we remove the gallbladder w/ the stones laparoscopically (small incisions, use of a camera). Typical symptoms are intermittent crampy pain in the right/mid upper abdomen, sometimes radiating to the back. Classically occurs 30-60 min. after eating, and exacerbated by fatty foods. In the US, without symptoms, we usually don't take it out. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Possible gallstones (waiting scan). What changes recommend? diet - avoid/increase? Medication? Can gallstones cause weight gain too? Cause moods?
Low fat diet: GB stones won't cause weight gain or mood swings. They do cause pain. Some Chinese teas can soften stones. If the stones are very big, you can try stone purge. Search on Google for more. Here is one: http://happyhomemaker88.com/tag/dr-lai-chiu-nans-gallstone-natural-remedy/ ...Read more
Yes: The low fat diet is helpful only if fatty foods exacerbate the symptoms. A low fat diet does nothing to prevent problems with gallstones. If you're having trouble with them, See a general surgeon for a consultation to find out if laparoscopic gallbladder removal is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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