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What Is The Recommended Diet For A Person Who Had Gall Bladder Operation
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Lower in fat diet: The gallbladder is a bile storage sack which pumps/squeezes bile into the intestine to help digest(emulsify) fats. After removal, you have less bile available to digest fat, but after a few months your body/liver will adjust. So, after surgery, consume less fat, but all else should be fine. In general, we eat too much--so a healthy, balanced diet, and maybe smaller portions, is advised. Good luck. ...Read more
Anything: You can still eat much of what you like; the colons job is to remove water. So you may have to drink extra water to make of for your inability to collect it. I think everyone should be on what i call an acid-free diet. Check my website for details on that; but it is really a diabetic diet with no sodas, avoidance of toxins and supplementation. ...Read more
WhatWorks, ↓Body Fat: For most, seems to not matter short-term. However, diabetes, ? body fat & ? LDL lipoprotein particle nos. All strongly correlated with both gb disease & multiple other issues, esp. Cardiovascular disease (heart attack/stroke, etc.). Thus suggest optimize lipoproteins/nmr particle test, hba1c, bp, cut dietary sugars (stored a visceral fat), look up & study: nusi.Org, robert lustig videos, etc. ...Read more
Diet after surgery: Once you are recovered from your surgery, 2 to 4 weeks, your diet can return to normal. However, if you take this surgery as an opportunity to improve your diet then try lowering fat, lowering portion size, and increase frequency of food/snacks. Free app "my fitness pal" may help. Be well. ...Read more
What is the average life expectancy for a person with pancreatic cancer and who had the whipple procedure?
Lymph nodes: The most important variable for survival for patients after the whipple procedure (provided they survive the surgery itself, and presuming that the cancer has been completely removed) has generally been lymph node involvement. This is generally the best indication that the pancreatic cancer has or has not spread beyond the initial site. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Low fat: If gall bladder removal is indicated, very few patients are not candidates for laparoscopic or even open cholecystectomy or at least cholecystostomy(tube placed into gall bladder). If that can't be done, you should certainly eat a diet as low in fat as prossible to try to minimize the stimulation of gall bladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone live with a 10 CM small bowel?Her age is 35 and she recently got a enterectomy...If she can live what operation is recommended?
KIDNEY STONES: For ca/ox stones look up a low oxalate high citrate diet but most importantly your urine output should be between 2 and 2.5 liters/day to prevent stones from growing or forming. There are some unusual stones that require a more specific diet for prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is colon(large intestine) surgery is recommended for a person suffered from IBS even if having redundant colon?
Surgery last resort: Redundant colon is a normal anatomical variant in which there are extra loops in the large intestine.It can cause associated conditions as ibs, colitis, colonic polyps etc. Usually it does not require any treatment. High fibre diet with proper nutrition. Colon cleansing can be beneficial.Surgery would be a last resort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a family member who will be undergoing cardiac bypass surgery soon. How is the leg vessel "fixed" after a portion is removed for the surgery?
Collaterals: Often if multiple bypasses are needed, veins are harvested from the leg for use. Post operatively part of rehab is walking and may require compression hose to prevent swelling in the leg till the body replaces the removed vein with new small veins that will take over the job of returning blood to the central circulation. Walking and exercise will encourage the growth that may take multiple months. ...Read more
Low fat: Generally at least for the first few weeks after gallbladder surgery we recommend that you avoid foods that are high in fat or fried foods. ...Read more
What would be the best diet for a person who has cholestrol, stomach ulcer, constipation, heart burn and blood pressure. He is 60 yrs old.
Bland foods: Low in cholesterol & sodium.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to expect after a massive heart attack coupled with paralysis for a patient who has had a bypass surgery in the past?
Heart attack: The prognosis from out here doesn't sound good at all. Talk to the patient's doctor who has the best knowledge of what's going on. ...Read more
What is perineal rectosigmoidectomy? What is a low anterior resection with rectoplexy? Can either be done microscopicaly? Should an 86 year old woman have this done? We don't want her to go through a major surgery and be in pain for long. Her rectal prol
Both : Both these procedures are done for rectal prolapse. The perineal rectosigmoidectomy is done from below by making an incision and removing the rectum and the last part of the colon to prevent the rectum from prolapsing (also known as the altemeier procedure) the second procedure you mention is the low anterior resection with rectopexy is done through the abdomen and the surgeon removes a part of the colon and pulls the rectum up and sutures it to the inlet of the sacrum to prevent it from prolapsing back out. For an 86 year old unless she is in great medical condition the first procedure perineal rectosigmoidectomy would be a safer procedure as it is less invasive and offers a good outcome. ...Read more
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...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
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