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I repeatedly get gall stones forming in my gall bladder, I've been told that my gall bladder is 'sick' and doesn't function effectively at contracting and draining the bile out. I've been told there is no way to help this and it will only worsen.

Does anyone know of any effective ways of improving gall bladder health please and reducing the formation of stones. I mostly stick to a low fat diet, but eat oily fish and nuts.

Has anyone out there managed to improve the health of their gall bladder or no longer gets stones (or at least problem stones) without removing the gall bladder?

Many thanks

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    Posted by Tatiana at 11/18/08 12:58:54

    There are a few lifestyle and diet things that may be of interest to you. First for lifestyle, maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly. Also, don't crash diet (super low calorie diets). Don't know if you're male or female, but pregnancy can create gall bladder contraction issues as well. Don't skip meals, you need to eat on a fairly regular schedule to help promote the gall bladder to empty regularly. For diet, gallstones can be made from cholesterol, and a lowfat, high fiber diet is recommended, so you may find a lot of benefit in a vegan diet (besides the millions of other reasons for going vegan!). Focus on fruits, veggies, and whole grains.

    Hard to know exactly what's going on with you, hope your provider is helpful.

    Hope this helps, just some general info ^_^

    Disclaimer - *Any nutrition/medical information given is for informational purposes only and should never replace a visit with your healthcare provider*

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    Posted by JohnnySensible at 11/18/08 17:42:05


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    Posted by truffle at 11/17/10 15:45:04

    I drink a lotta coconut juice.

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