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List Of Foods To Eat With Gallstones
Low fat: Fatty foods cause the gallbladder to contract. They are not necessarily "unsafe" but may cause discomfort. If that is the case, you may want to consider treatment (surgery). ...Read more
Maybe everything...: If you're not having any symptoms, ( the vast majority of patients with gallstones do not, ) you do not need a special diet. Now, if you begin to have symptoms (bloating, dyspepsia, nausea, right upper quadrant or right upper back pain, ) then a lower fat diet may reduce your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
I know I have Gallstones but it's getting worse. I used to be able to just eat a small amount of healthy food and be ok. Then I started hurting no mat?
I have gallstones. Im 18, weighs 44kg nd I don't eat much fatty foods. My dad had gallstones and I was on brth cntrl pill. Which caused my gallstones?
Hard to know.: Both your family history and bcp use could have contributed to gallstone formation--it's hard to know which was more important. Regardless, you are joining a very large group of people who have gallstones. More important than the stones is whether they are causing any pain--"silent" gallstones require no further treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have gallstones, pain in upper abdomen, bloating, gas, diarrhea, nausea, intolerance of fatty foods.It feels like a gamble on what I can eat now.?
My wife has gallstones . What foods should she avoid so not to irritate them and what medication is best to help the pain? Thank you .
Gallstones : Classically, a low fat diet is used, but in reality, trial and error will allow her to determine which foods make her symptoms worse. Many docs prescribe narcotics, but I have found Donnatal works well. Medications are not a long term solution however. Consider a consultation with a general surgeon to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatty and: Fried foods. Sometimes diary bothers people too. But these are just temporary fixes. Definitive solution is cholecystectomy. You will feel a lot better after surgery. ...Read more
Anything you want: If you have no symptoms then carry on. Just know that there may be a time when a stone gets stuck where the gallbladder empties and it may then cause severe pain and possible infection. In that setting you should see a doctor and see if the gallbladder needs removing. There is no diet that will make the stones go away. ...Read more
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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