Diet after gall bladder surgery 
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 Diet after gall bladder surgery

Are there any dietary restrictions following recovery from gall bladder
surgery?



Thu, 21 Oct 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Diet after gall bladder surgery

Quote:

> Are there any dietary restrictions following recovery from gall bladder
> surgery?

No.

H McCollister, MD, FACS



Thu, 21 Oct 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Diet after gall bladder surgery


Quote:
(Louisr38) writes:

>Are there any dietary restrictions following recovery from gall
bladder
>surgery?

   Usually not (surprisingly).  Horses get along fine without a
gallbladder, and most people do also.

    A few people get intestinal intolerance to large doses of fat, but
this rapidly becomes clear and they modify their diet accordingly,
without any help.  There's no danger, just discomfort.

                                    Steve Harris, M.D.



Fri, 22 Oct 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Diet after gall bladder surgery


Fri, 19 Jun 1992 00:00:00 GMT
 Diet after gall bladder surgery

I have a closely related question.  

My girlfriend has been diagnosed gallbladder stones and is waiting for
surgery.  In the meantime she was recommended a fat free diet which
makes sense given the explanations we were given.

However, no diet seems to avoid the pain even after taking pain killers.

Could somebody with more authority validate of refute the following
reasoning:

Since she suffered hepatites as a child she has a 'weak' liver
therefore  it can't produce enough bile for a normal digestion and the
body always 'asks' the gall bladder for 'extra' supplies.  This would
explain why she suffers pains after any meal approximately half an hour
after eating.

More alarming is that she is on the waiting list to have her gall
bladder removed.  If the above reasoning is correct it doesn't look like
her poor liver will be able to cope even with fat free diets.

Your comments will be most appreciated.

Juan



Fri, 29 Oct 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Diet after gall bladder surgery

Quote:

> I have a closely related question.

> My girlfriend has been diagnosed gallbladder stones and is waiting for
> surgery.  In the meantime she was recommended a fat free diet which
> makes sense given the explanations we were given.

> However, no diet seems to avoid the pain even after taking pain killers.

> Could somebody with more authority validate of refute the following
> reasoning:

> Since she suffered hepatites as a child she has a 'weak' liver
> therefore  it can't produce enough bile for a normal digestion and the
> body always 'asks' the gall bladder for 'extra' supplies.  This would
> explain why she suffers pains after any meal approximately half an hour
> after eating.

> More alarming is that she is on the waiting list to have her gall
> bladder removed.  If the above reasoning is correct it doesn't look like
> her poor liver will be able to cope even with fat free diets.

Your reasoning is incorrect. She has gallstones which have set up a
chronic inflammation in the gallbladder. Any digestive activity will
release chemicals that cause the gallbladder to contract, and therefore
cause pain.

I'm sorry that she is in pain while waiting for her turn for surgery.
What country are you writing from? It sounds like the kind of health
care system Americans are trying to create for themselves.

H McCollister, MD, FACS



Fri, 29 Oct 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 
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