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How To Prevent Gallstones
Diet: While gallstone formation may be heavily influenced by factors you cannot control (such as heredity), diet remains a major contributor. Gallstones are rare in non-western countries; we believe that our high cholesterol, high fat (esp saturated ones!) diet is the cause. Ironically, rapid weight loss is a risk factor, so slow/steady dieting is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Gallstones are very common in the gallbladder and just there presence alone would not require the gallbladder to be removed or prevent someone from being an organ donor. If the stones cause pain (biliary colic) or other problems such as infection (cholecystitis) then removing the gallbladder (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) will cure the problem and allow one to later donate safely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Unfortunately, no: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do). Herbal supplements have not been shown to prevent or treat gallstones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 63, female, unable to eat, back pain and low fever after ercp to remove gallstone(1 day ago).What's your suggestion to prevent complications?Thanks
Gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop gallstones later on after surgery. How can this be prevented?
What is best way to prevent kidney and gallbladder stones ? Does diet play a role ? Age ? Thanks for answer in advance
Here are some ...: From what I could perceive in reviewing your profile, you have been haunted & terrified by almost every illness you might have read. It's impossible to be perfect and preventive for every thing. In reality, just do something within our control, that is, quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession since every illness results from genetic strength - unchangeable + lifestyle - yes. ...Read more
You Think/See MD: What makes you think you have gall stones if you are getting symptoms of biliry colic and suspect gall stones, you need to consult your doctor, you will need an ultrasound exam to confirm your suspicion and if you have gall stones.You will have to go on low fat diet and you may need surgery or ERCP to get rid of the stones and than the diet to prevent recurrences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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