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Gallstone Prevention Diet

There is no sure evidence to prevent Gallstones but it is possible to have an effective gallstone diet plan to reduce risk. Research has also shown that Vegetarians have a significantly lower risk of developing gallstones, compared to people who eat meat.

Gallstones are pieces of solid material that form in the gallbladder, a small organ located under the liver. These stones develop because cholesterol and pigments in bile sometimes form hard particles. Read More about Gall Bladder stone at neoalta.com

Two main types of gallstones are:

  • Cholesterol stones: Usually yellow-green in color, approximately 80% of gallstones are cholesterol stones.
  • Pigment stones: These stones are smaller and darker and are made up of bilirubin.

Causes of Gallstones

  • Genetics – If other people in your family have had gallstones, you are at increased risk of developing gallstones.
  • Obesity – This is one of the biggest risk factors. Obesity can cause a rise in cholesterol and can also keep the gallbladder from emptying completely.
  • Estrogen – Estrogen can increase cholesterol and reduce gallbladder motility. Women who are pregnant or who take birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy have higher levels of estrogen and may be more likely to develop gallstones.
  • Ethnic background – Certain ethnic groups, including Native Americans and Mexican-Americans, are more likely to develop gallstones.
  • Gender & Age – Gallstones are more common among women and older people.
  • Cholesterol drugs – Some cholesterol-lowering drugs increase the amount of cholesterol in bile, which may increase the chances of developing cholesterol stones.
  • Diabetes – People with diabetes tend to have higher levels of triglycerides (a type of blood fat), which is a risk factor for gallstones.
  • Rapid weight loss –If a person loses weight too quickly, his or her liver secretes extra cholesterol, which may lead to gallstones. Also, fasting may cause the gallbladder to contract less.

Symptoms of gallstones:

A majority of the people may not experience any symptoms. Its your doctor who may find stones in your gallbladder while doing X-rays, ultrasound or surgery in the abdomen. Gallstones most frequently make their presence known when they become lodged in one of the ducts that carry bile, a digestive juice, from the liver to the small intestine and when such an obstruction occurs,the following symptoms might be experienced:

  • Severe and sudden pain in the upper right abdomen and possibly extending to the upper back
  • Fever and shivering
  • Severe nausea and vomiting
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Clay colored stools or dark urine

How Are Gallstones Diagnosed?

Physical examination that includes checking your eyes and skin for visible changes in color. A yellowish tint in your skin or eyes may be signs of jaundice. The examination may also involve using diagnostic testing to see inside your body. These tests include:

  • Abdominal CT Scan-This is an imaging test that takes pictures of your liver and abdominal region.
  • Ultrasound-Ultrasound tests produce images of your abdomen.
  • Gallbladder Radionuclide Scan-This very important scan takes about one hour to complete. A specialist injects a radioactive substance into your veins. The substance travels through your blood to the liver and gallbladder. It highlights any infection or blockages in these organs.
  • Blood Tests-Your doctor may order blood tests that measure the amount of bilirubin in your blood. The tests also gauge how well your liver is functioning.

How Are Gallstones Treated?

The most common ways of gallstone treatment are-

  • Surgeries -Surgery is often the first option if you have symptoms. A surgeon may perform a commonly used technique called laparoscopic gallbladder removal.
  • Medications -Drugs that dissolve gallstones caused by cholesterol are an option if you cannot undergo surgery. These medications may take several years to eliminate the gallstones.

How can you prevent gallstones?

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Certain factors that increase the risk of developing gallstones, such as age, sex and ethnic origin cannot be altered.

But it is possible for us to have a effective gall stone diet plan – low in fat and high in fruit and vegetables, including plenty of dietary fiber, as many experts say that such type of a diet will help protect people from developing gallstones.

Avoid processed food such as read meat, sausages, also French fries , pastire.

Controlling your body weight – not allowing yourself to become overweight/obese – may also help prevent the formation of gallstones.

However, crash dieting and rapid weight loss are risk factors in the development of gallstones so try losing weight gradually following a healthy diet for which you could visit a diet counselor.

A Diet is when you watch what you eat and wish you could eat what you watch.

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    I was diagnosed with gall stones a year ago in Delhi, I showed it to a doctor at M.... hospital, he .... asked me to get a surgery done and get my gall removed on any date of my choice, I was sacred and too young to get it done I got a vibe from doctor that for him it’s just a small things, however according to for a patient it’s important first be convinced on the urgency to get it done and feel safe . A year later I shifted to Mumbai and started having a frequent pain in shoulder blades and gall area. It went sharp this time. We went to Dr Nitish , as oppose to Delhi doc, Dr Nitish was very polite, first asked us to get the scan done and understand the current scenario, the scan showed one big 17 mm stone which was earlier also there but this time also there were multiple various sized stones as well along with the big one. Dr Nitish examined the scan, explained me and my husband about the condition and need of surgery or else the stone Would have slipped in the panacea or bile calling for a bigger operation. He explained diagramatically . He was patient in explaining, gave us time to think and be convinced. We were ready and then he performed it . It was flawless, quick and went well. He is a very experienced and fine surgeon , he is caring and doesn’t create panic at all rather he takes it slowly and makes patient comfortable. It was lapro, it’s been 2 months I m writing this . I faced no issues till now. Fortis staff was also very caring and good. I would mention fortis Vashi in specific. Good follow up diet makes it normal. I would strongly recommend Dr Nitish. He knows his job perfectly. He is not money minded at all. He would recommend surgery only if it’s required.

  • I had surgery of my left hydrocele on 27th May 2017 by Dr Nitish Jhawar. An excellent experience of service I got particularly from Dr Jhawar. He is not only a qualified experienced doctor but also a splendid human being. Thanks a lot.

  • It was a Laparoscopic operation for the removal of Gall Bladder (stones). I had developed on and off pain in abdomen before the operation, after the operation feeling good, totally pain free. Thanks and respect for handling my case very well.

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    I was suffering from piles since long time. For bleeding heavily I met Dr Nitish Jhawar and after meeting him decided to go for Stapler surgery for piles. I found him a doctor who listens to our problem and explains properly.

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    I got diagnosed about a year back but was avoiding operation for Hernia repair, Dr Nitish Jhawar explained me why surgery should be done and I chose surgery by laparoscopy method. I am happy with the doctor and the hospital.

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    I visited for Gall Bladder removal by Laparoscopy after searching for best laparoscopic surgeon. After meeting dr my fear for surgery was vanished and my surgery went well and recovery was smooth.

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    Very good he describe everything in very pleasant manner about the problem which was very helpful to me to understand my disease.

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