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Doctor insights on: Healthy Food A Proper Diet When You Have Gallstones

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...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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Need docs answers! what foods should I be eating if I have gallstones?

Need docs answers! what foods should I be eating if I have gallstones?

You should be: On a low fat diet. Dairy products also bother some people with gallstones. But if you are having symptoms, definitive solution is cholecystectomy. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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I am suffering gallstone in the gallbladder any type of food should I avoid?

Not really.: Just having gallstones does not mean that they are causing your pain. You need a hepato-biliary scan, with gb ejection fraction, correlated with symptoms. ...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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How soon after eating greasy foods would troublesome gallstones become painful? ?

How soon after eating greasy foods would troublesome gallstones become painful? ?

biliary colic: Dietary fat causes release of gut hormones that stimulate the gallbladder to empty its stash of extra bile. Bile aids digestion. It takes about 20 minutes for this stimulation to occur. Many gallbladder patients give a range of 5 to 60 minutes after eating, that the pain, biliary colic, starts. Of course if gallstones attempt to pass, get stuck, it can become very serious health risk. Be well. ...Read more

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Which foods should I be eating with gallstones?

Which foods should I be eating with gallstones?

As tolerated : Low fat diets are often recommended, but the reality is you can eat whatever you can tolerate. If a particular food or beverage brings on right upper abdominal pain, nausea and/or vomiting, avoid the offending item. It's also important to consider moderation when consuming food in order to avoid over eating, if symptoms are progressive, may need to see a general surgeon for a consult re: surgery. ...Read more

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What foods make you most likely to get gallstones?

What foods make you most likely to get gallstones?

Lifestyle & diet: Lifestyle & diet are important--10% incidence of gallstones in western world, much less in black africans & eastern world (unless adopt western diet). Highest with low serum hdl/high triglycerides (watch your fat intake!), higher age, sex (females 2x more), obesity, deficient fiber use. More stones also with cholesterol-lowering diets (high in unsaturated fats), Cholestyramine & Clofibrate use. ...Read more

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What foods should be avoided by someone with gallstones?

What foods should be avoided by someone with gallstones?

Avoid: Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods. Drink plenty of liquids. Eat healthy fruits & vegetables and smaller amounts of non-fatty meat or chicken. See a doctor or general surgeon if the gallstones are causing recurrent upper abdominal pain or nausea. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Gallstones are stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more