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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 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 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 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.?
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
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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