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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 ?

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 more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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What should be the diet of a person diagnosed with gallstones, what should should be avoided?

What should be the diet of a person diagnosed with gallstones, what should should be avoided?

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 more

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What would be an ideal diet for a gallstone patient? Patient in question is 86.

What would be an ideal diet for a gallstone patient? Patient in question is 86.

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

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I have 1 gallstone was put on lowfat diet. What fat content per meal is low? Under 20 grams? Or lower than that?

I have 1 gallstone was put on lowfat diet. What fat content per meal is low? Under 20 grams? Or lower than that?

Will not guarantee: an attack by going on fat free diet may help you but will not prevent attack (s ) . Try low fat diet , still if you are getting attacks , at 35 the best option is simple low risk lap cholecystectomy an ambulatory procedure . ...Read more

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Need help with diet for diverticulitis and gallstones?

Need help with diet for diverticulitis and gallstones?

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 more

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Is it true that a diet high in peanut butter can cause gallstones?

Is it true that a diet high in peanut butter can cause gallstones?

Not directly.: Although peanut butter itself doesn't directly cause gallstones, a diet high in fat and cholesterol and low in fiber does appear to play a role, among other factors. It would probably be good to cut back on the peanut butter if you are eating it all the time. ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis and gallstones. I need help with a diet plan!

I have diverticulitis and gallstones. I need help with a diet plan!

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 more

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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.

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

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Possible gallstones (waiting scan). What changes recommend? diet - avoid/increase? Medication? Can gallstones cause weight gain too? Cause moods?

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

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If your on a low fat diet for gallstones is non fat sour cream and non fat mayo ok to eat?

If your on a low fat diet for gallstones is non fat sour cream and non fat mayo ok to eat?

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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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone can occur in the gallbladder by concentration of bile with precipitation of crystals ...Read more