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What diet should I follow for gall bladder disease when surgery is not an option?

What diet should I follow for gall bladder disease when surgery is not an option?

Low fat: If gall bladder removal is indicated, very few patients are not candidates for laparoscopic or even open cholecystectomy or at least cholecystostomy (tube placed into gall bladder). If that can't be done, you should certainly eat a diet as low in fat as prossible to try to minimize the stimulation of gall bladder. ...Read more

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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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Which type of diet may contribute to gall bladder disease?

Which type of diet may contribute to gall bladder disease?

Gallbladder symptoms: Are made worse by intake of fatty or fried foods. Also some patients are affected by dairy products. If you have symptomatic gallstones, dietary adjustment is just a temporary fix. Definitive treatment is surgery. ...Read more

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Can a high sed rate be related to gall bladder disease?

Can a high sed rate be related to gall bladder disease?

Yes, but...: ...It is a very nonspecific test, elevated whenever there is any inflammation present. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) measures how "sticky" red blood cells are. Fibrinogen is a blood protein that increases in response to just about any inflammatory reaction in the body, causing rbcs to stick together. While the ESR could increase after a gb attack, it is too nonspecific to be useful. ...Read more

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Had gall bladder surgery. Vagus nerve was damaged. Have dumping syndrome. High acid, nausea, diarrhea, wake every day with nausea. Need diet advice.?

Had gall bladder surgery. Vagus nerve was damaged. Have dumping syndrome. High acid, nausea, diarrhea, wake every day with nausea. Need diet advice.?

LOW CARBS: If you truly have dumping syndrome you should avoid large carbohydrate loads, so minimize your sugars and starches. Vagus n injury is not typically associated with gb surgery. A small percentage of gb surgery patients get urgency after meals. This is temporary, and can be shortened with anti diarrhea meds and avoidance of large meals. Ask your surgeon to clarify. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the different types of gall bladder disease?

What are the different types of gall bladder disease?

See below: Mainly two conditions can cause gallbladder problems. First and most common is gallstones causing upper abdominal discomfort & nausea. Second can be a poorly functioning gallbladder called biliary dyskinesia. Gallstones are diagnosed with ultrasound. Dyskinesia diagnosed with a nuclear scan. Gallbladder cancer is another rare condition. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes swell with gall bladder disease?

Do lymph nodes swell with gall bladder disease?

Sometimes: This can sometimes occur, but it is not clinically significant unless there is gallbladder cancer. ...Read more

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Can holistic doctors treat gall bladder disease?

Can holistic doctors treat gall bladder disease?

No, not really: No "gallbladder flush". With or without gallbladder disease, healthy balanced diet is best. If you have gallbladder disease definitive and demonstrated treatment is surgery. The fear of occult "liver packed with gallstones" is really unsubstantiated and not supported. These links may assist: http://goo. Gl/6iiah and http://goo. Gl/1c7et and http://goo. Gl/5l7ya. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

No: Diarrhea is not a sign of gallbladder disease. Diarrhea can occur in some patients after having the gallbladder surgically removed, due to excessive bile release into the intestines. Sometimes this is temporary and resolves in time. If diarrhea is persistent, it can usually be treated by taking Cholestyramine once or twice daily. You should see your doctor to rule out other potential causes. ...Read more

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What is done for gall bladder disease if I'm pregnant?

What is done for gall bladder disease if I'm pregnant?

Ask your OB and gen: Suregon, depends what you have if it is gallstones depends how bad it is and what your pain is and if your duct is totally blocked or not, often times they can do diet management, but sometimes u need surgery or you early delivery and then surgery but you should have already discussed this with your OB and the surgeon who is treating your gall baldder problem. ...Read more

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After gall bladder removal is a special diet necessary?

After gall bladder removal is a special diet necessary?

Usually no special: For most people, after gallbladder surgery, they can eat all normal foods. It is always best to eat healthy foods. ...Read more

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How long before I can resume a normal diet after gall bladder removal?

Soon: Start slowly, especially with eating too much fatty or greasy foods. Otherwise can eat other foods as soon as you feel ready. ...Read more

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Can gall bladder disease with no pain or gall stones cause any complications?

Can gall bladder disease with no pain or gall stones cause any complications?

See below: I am not sure I understand your question. You have gallbladder "disease" without gallstones? Are you diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia (low function gallbaldder)? If there is no pain & no gallstones then there is very little likelihood of getting any problems or complications. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no gall bladder, . Would that cause my kidney problems. Should I be on a special diet.?

What to do if I have no gall bladder, . Would that cause my kidney problems. Should I be on a special diet.?

No relation: Between gallbladder surgery and kidney disease. Your diet should be directed by your doctor who knows the significance or severity of your kidney issues. ...Read more

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I have recently got m gall bladder removed surgically using laproscopy? What kind of diet must I take now? Thanks!

I have recently got m gall bladder removed surgically using laproscopy? What kind of diet must I take now? Thanks!

Low fat diet: Without the gallbladder bile to emulsify the fats in the intestine, I would suggest a low fat diet, if you're diet is too high in fat, the fat will not be able to be digested and result in diarrhea. Definitely less than 30% of your diet calories should come from fat and probably the less the better. Minimum intake should be 60 calories from fat to help you absorb vitamins a, d, e, k. ...Read more

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Just found out I have gall bladder stones. What kind of diet should I embrace?

If symptomatic: If symptomatic healthy foods for your gallbladder, as well as the rest of your body:fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains (whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oats, bran cereal)lean meat, poultry, and fish, low-fat dairy products. Majority of patients with gallstones do not have symptoms. Overweight state can lead to gall stone formation. Loss of weight helps reduce gall stone formation. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of gall bladder disease?

What are some symptoms of gall bladder disease?

Pain with food: Many patients report pain in their upper abdomen that runs along their rib margin on the right with occasional upper back pain - mostly with fatty/rich food (fried food, ice cream, even creamy salad dressing...). In more severe cases, you can have yellow eyes, darkened urine, light colored stool that floats in the toilet... Time to see a doc if you have some of the sx listed. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of gall bladder disease someone can get?

What are the kinds of gall bladder disease someone can get?

Several: Irritation -cholecystitis
Stones of several types -bilirubin. Cholesterol
Stasis and obstruction
Polyps
Cancers ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet for someone without a gall bladder who is trying to lose weight?

Please describe a good diet for someone without a gall bladder who is trying to lose weight?

Healthy: Healthy diet & exercise. Should be able to eat most anything. Ideal is a near vegetarian diet, smaller amounts of red meat, healthy proteins (beans, lentils, lean chicken or fish), plenty of fruits and vegetables. Smaller quantities of food, very few empty calories (sugar, pasta, white rice, white bread) & drink more water. ...Read more

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How come I have all the symptoms of gall bladder disease, but have the test results come back normal?

How come I have all the symptoms of gall bladder disease, but have the test results come back normal?

3 Possibilities: 1-your stones are too small to be seen by ultrasound 2-you have gallbladder dz in the absence of stones (dyskinesia)--dx'd by cck-hida scan 3- you don't have gallbladder disease (irritable bowel can cause similar symptoms). Have you seen a gastroenterologist or general surgeon? Either can help you navigate thru this and, hopefully, get you better. Good luck! ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Gallbladder (Definition)

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