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  1. Gallstones do not cause diabetes. But, when a diabetic patient suffers from gallstone, the level of bile acid and lipid composition increases in his or her body. Gallstones may not cause diabetes, but there is a high chance of gallstones symptoms getting worse in a diabetes patient within a much shorter time in comparison to a non-diabetic patient. If a diabetes patient is diagnosed with gallstones, it is important for the person to develop a gallstone management plant focussing on the necessary diet and exercise habits. The patient should be regular witRead more

  1. Once gallstones are formed in the gallbladder, they remain there. It is very rare that gallstones pass or dissolve on their own without any medical intervention. Small size gallstones can be passed with non-surgical treatments, but bigger gallstones need surgery. A gallstone patient should never delay their treatment hoping the stones would pass on their own. If the condition of gallstones gets worse, it may lead to inflammation of the gallbladder and blockage in the bile duct. Hence, a person who has been diagnosed with gallstones should consult with thRead more

  1. There is no definite time frame that can define the development of gallstones. Depending on the person's lifestyle habits, gallstones can take anywhere between 4 months to 2-3 years to form. During the initial stage of gallstone formation, the person may not experience any symptom. Hence there is very less chance that the person may make any change in his or her dietary and lifestyle habits. But if you experience sharp and sudden pain in your right abdomen, pain in your right shoulder, or you experience the tendency of nausea and vomiting, it is importanRead more

  1. Banana isn't a cure for gallstone. But, it can definitely prevent any potential stress on your gallbladder which can make the gallstone worse. Bananas are a great source of fibre. Bananas are also low in sugar and saturated fat and can support gallbladder health. Many proctologists believe that people who regularly consume bananas are less likely to develop gallstones. Bananas can prevent gas, constipation, stomach cramps, and bloating, and aid the digestion process. This way there no pressure is exerted on the gallbladder.

  1. Losing weight at more than 1.5 -2kgs per week is considered to be a rapid weight loss. It increases the risk of gallbladder disease. Although cutting down on foods that contain too much fat is helpful when you lose weight, still consume some fat so that the gallbladder contracts and keeps secreting bile.  When you totally cut back on your food and fat intake, you need less bile. The bile becomes more concentrated and the gallbladder does not contract. This means that there are more chances of forming gallstones. 

  1. The gallbladder is a sac-like storage organ for bile. Bile is a digestive fluid made in the liver. After having meal, bile moves to the small intestine. The bile breaks down the fat present in the food we eat. So the fat present in the pancreas gets mixed with the fats from the food and breaks them further so that it can be absorbed.

  1. After a gallbladder operation, you can expect to: feel mild pain in your shoulder from the carbon dioxide gas receive pain-relieving medications be encouraged to cough regularly to clear your lungs from the general anaesthetic be encouraged to walk around as soon as you feel able stay overnight in hospital, if you had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy stay up to eight days in hospital, if you had open surgery.

  1. If you have gallstones but no symptoms, you do not need treatment. When needed, choosing a treatment depends on how severe your symptoms are and how large the stones are.   Medications may help break up the gallstones while keeping the gallbladder intact. Medications are effective on some types of gallstones but they may take longer to show results. Shock wave therapy can also be used to help break up the stones while preserving the gallbladder. Stones often recur after using medications or shock wave therapy.   Surgery to remove the gallbladdeRead more