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Turmeric And Gallbladder Problems
Not usually: Early after surgery there may be some fatty food intolerance, with abdominal cramping or diarrhea. Usually that resolves in a few weeks, if it happens at all. There is about a 1 in 400 chance of having persistent diarrhea after eating, which may not be specifically related to fatty foods. ...Read more
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
Kidney problems: Not usually. However gallbladder sludge can lead to pancreatitis which can cause acute kidney injury. Also cysts in the liver can also be associated with cysts in the kidneys, so if there is anything abnormal with the kidney function, an ultrasound of the kidneys may be helpful. ...Read more
Very Unlikely: While use of garlic preparations has been promoted to aid in management of cholesterol clinical trials have not shown a significant, consistent benefit of consuming garlic. Regarding gastrointestinal (GI) use, no clear body of evidence suggests garlic has a beneficial effect. If large amounts of garlic are consumed adverse GI effects (gas, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea) are common. ...Read more
May be not: This is not common.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can lipotropic injections cause problems with gall bladder (with no prior history of gall bladder problems)?
Unlikely: "lipotropic injections" are touted to enhance fat metabolism. The principal agent used is vitamin b12. If there is truly any effect, it would actually be to decrease the risk of gallstone formation, rather than causing problems. The principal risk group for gallstones are being female, fertile and overweight. ...Read more
Any other ways to regulate my digestive system other than eating yogurt? I have gas problems and stomach aches often.
Watch diet: Eat less processed foods, dairy, soy, corn, sugars in your diet. And all that cause bloating and gas problems. Ideally, you should have a food allergy panel, and stay away from foods you’re allergic to. It can be expensive, but you only have to do it once per a few years. The elimination diet will help you identify the foods that are causing you problems. ...Read more
Fatty Liver: Gallbladder disease does not cause fatty liver. The two may coexist. A low fat diet and weight reduction (if appropriate) may be recommended by your doctor forcfatty liver. If there are gallbladder symptoms such as abdominal pain associated with meals, this may be an indication for surgery. Discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more
Does having polycystic kidney disease and using medicinal marijuana to alleviate pain, cause problems with the kidneys?
Polycystic kidneys: Pain is not usually assciated with polycystic kidneys, but if you are smoking pot for some other kind of pain, i dont feel it will contribute to your kidney problem, whiach can cause hypertension and renal failure. But you should me under medical care and if possible avoid smoking marijuan, as it has other harmful effects on the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatty liver and hypothyroid ok to take metformin even with gallstones?No attack of gallstones so far
Does digestive enzymes help digestion when you are on a high protein diet? I'm having problems with constipation
Probs are high bp/cholesterol/allergies and back/hip problems. Family rec the paleo diet which could have 5-6 eggs. Is this ok with these conditions?
Can try a form of it: There are many different ways to do the paleo diet. Some people eat large amounts of meat ; eggs, but one could be vegan on a paleo diet. Whether you do a paleo diet or not, i advise eating mostly organic fruits ; vegetables. 1 egg a day does not increase heart risk but 5-6 does. Organic grass-raised meats, chicken ; wild salmon are fine to eat. See http://happyherbivore.Com/2010/12/vegan-paleo/. ...Read more
Not likely: I can't think of any conditions that would affect both organs. ...Read more
Can alcohol cause cholecystitis ? Or any damage to gallbladder?. Intense gallbladder pain for 1yr afta quoting heavy drinking. US, BLOODS normal?
It is the pancreas.: alcohol usually affect the pancreas, and the attack is very similar to the gallbladder attack. make sure you have it checked by checking the pancreatic enzymes, like amylase, and lipase, in addition to the liver enzymes. it is important to do that, because acute pancreatitis not only painful, but it could be dangerous. so please have it checked, and you might want to slow down on the alcohol. ...Read more
Hida scan 53%/great deal pain nausea and gall bladder symptoms but tests normal? Gallbladder removal help?
Possibly: The symptoms you have are characteristic of problems with the biliary tree, but the area is more complex that just the gallbladder. However, the tests required to try to figure it out come with a certain amount of risk; often a higher risk profile than removing the gb first and eliminating this as a contributing factor. If the us was also normal, i would recommend an endoscopy before gb removal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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