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How to avoid gallstones?

How to avoid gallstones?

Healthy eating helps: You can’t prevent gallstones. Genetics and a high fat diet are the main causes. Reduce your risk by eating a healthy low fat diet. Avoid cholesterol. If you plan to lose weight, do it slowly. Quick weight loss may increase your risk for gallstones. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Are there tips to reduce gallstones?

Are there tips to reduce gallstones?

Surgery: Once the gallbladder doesn't work it is time to remove it. Nothing can change that although there are some expensive medicines that can help them dissolve. ...Read more

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What causes gallstones? How to eliminate gallstones?

What causes gallstones?  How to eliminate gallstones?

Gallbladder(removal): The gallbladder is a gallstone factory for those at-risk (diet+heredity). The presence of stones does not warrant treatment unless they are causing symptoms. Once symptoms develop, getting rid of the stones will only temporize matters--you need to remove the gallbladder. Thankfully, this can almost-always be done laparoscopically (out-pt surgery) & people do very well without the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes people to develop gallstones?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes people to develop gallstones?

Chemical imbalance: Gallstones are made of cholesterol, bile acids and bilirubin. If there is an imbalance in these, it can predispose to certain types of gallstones. Obesity can be linked to elevated cholesterol and predispose to cholesterol stones, which make up about 80% of gallstones in the us. Red cell breakdown, from anemias can predispose to pigmented gallstones. ...Read more

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How can you flush gallstones?

How can you flush gallstones?

Not possible.: This is not a possibility, and , if it were possible, it would be a terrible idea. Gallstones which leave the gallbladder enter the bile ducts, and would cause jaundice, cholangitis, and pancreatitis. Do not believe said holistic or naturopathic treatments such as olive oil and lemon juice. If your gallstones are causing symptoms, see a surgeon. If not, nothing to worry about. Good luck ...Read more

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Do apples help to flush out gall bladder stones?

Do apples help to flush out gall bladder stones?

Not supported: I have been reading more and more about "gallbladder flush". There really is no supportive evidence to show this works, exists, or how it could work. Be very cautious looking for treatments that you presume success by reviewing your stool...Alot of biochemical processes occur between mouth and anus, that does not mean you have cleared your liver/gallbladder: http://goo.Gl/5l7ya. ...Read more

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Can you tell me natural ways to dissolve gallstones?

None reliably: Over the years, I've had a lot of people come into my office after having tried various and sundry ways to try to naturally dissolve the stones. They are in my office because they didn't work. Now, there may be a secret method that works that I won't know about because those people don't come to the surgeon--but I doubt it. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes gall bladder stones?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes gall bladder stones?

Many causes of stone: Gallstones form when there is an imbalance in the components that make the bile. As an example cholesterol stones may form as a result of too much cholesterol in the bile. Another cause may be the inability of the gallbladder to empty properly, i.E billiary dyskinesia pigment stones are more common in people with certain medical conditions like cirrhosis or sickle cell or other genetic predispos. ...Read more

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How to sooth galstones?

How to sooth galstones?

Medication & surgery: Avoid fried, fatty, greasy foods. Eat small light foods. Take Ibuprofen for discomfort. If the pain is bad, if the pain does not improve, or if there is repeated vomiting then see your doctor or go to an er for evaluation. Laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder & gallstones will resolve your problems. ...Read more

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How to prevent pancreatic conggestion?

How to prevent pancreatic conggestion?

Regular food habbits: Eating regular meals, no more than 3 meals and may be a small snack around 3=4pm. Would help.Eliminating alcohol is important. ...Read more

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Losing weight. Want to protect gallbladder. Had sand in gb before. Besides slow loss, are there foods or safe remedies to help gallblader?

Losing weight. Want to protect gallbladder. Had sand in gb before. Besides slow loss, are there foods or safe remedies to help gallblader?

Sand will grow : There is no way to get rid of the sand or sludge in the gallbladder. Although a medicine exists to help dissolve stones, it only works 50% of time and doesn't work well on multiple stones. Sand will likely grow w time to become multiple stones. Best overall management is well balanced diet with good control of fats and cholesterol. ...Read more

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How to get rid of gallbladder stones?

How to get rid of gallbladder stones?

Only realistic way: Is to remove diseased gallbladder which made the stones in the first place. Oral dissolution is reserved only for those who are not surgical candidates. Consult your doctor to confirm. ...Read more

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Best way to treat gallstones at home?

Best way to treat gallstones at home?

Depends: If your gallbladder/gallstones are symptomatic., You can try sticking to a low-fat diet avoiding greasy, fatty, spicy type foods. If this doesn't work then you will need surgery to remove your gallbladder. ...Read more

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How to remove gallbladder stones without surgeryp?

How to remove gallbladder stones without surgeryp?

No effective way: Gallstones can't be removed or dissolved well with any medications or even lithotrypsy such as is used to break up kidney stones. Actigall (ursodiol) is one medicine used to decrease the likelihood of forming stones but it doesn't work to get rid of stones that are already formed in the gallbladder. Minimally invasive laparoscopic cholecystectomy cures the problem. It's an outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to dissolving gallstone in natural way?

Can't be done: Anyone offering you a "natural" treatment to make gallstones disappear is scamming you. The methods you'll find online produce weird bowel movements that gullible people are told are their dissolved gallstones. They aren't, and the "purges" can land you in the intensive care unit. There are a few chemicals that gastroenterologists can use for small stones but results are variable. Be savvy. ...Read more

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Can you offer any tips on a gallbladder diet?

Can you offer any tips on a gallbladder diet?

Low fat: If you're having gallbladder symptoms, you can reduce them by avoiding fatty foods. Try sherbet and pretzels for snacks, avoid avocados, nuts, peanut butter. Use low fat dairy, low fat salad dressings. Nothing fried. Now, if you have surgery to remove the gallbladder, all those restrictions go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of ur gallbladder stones?

Yes. : A laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) will rid you of those pesky stones. ...Read more

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Tips to increase kidney health?

Tips to increase kidney health?

Kidney health: Keep well hydrated with water. You should drink half your weight in ounces every day. If you weigh 150 pounds you should drink 75 ounces of water daily. ...Read more

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Please recommend some tips to help relieve constipation fast?

Please recommend some tips to help relieve constipation fast?

Maybe: IF you feel like there is stool in your rectum, a Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) or glycerine suppository may relieve the blockage and get you going again. IF no stool in rectum, take some Milk of magnesia 1-2 tbsp at bedtime tonite and stay on liquids until you are moving things through again. ...Read more