If your gallbladder has been giving you grief then you need to read this. Listed below are some of the most frequently asked gallbladder questions my site receives on a daily basis.
I was once looking for answers to these very questions. I hope these answers will assist your gallbladder in calming down and just like me; you will be able to get your gallbladder under control without requiring surgery.
1. What are the symptoms of a gallbladder flare up?
Some of the most common symptoms of a gallbladder flare up are burping after meals, feeling full hours after you have eaten, diarrhea or constipation, nausea, chalky or white bowel movements, and pain in the stomach, belly button or lower back.
2. What causes a gallbladder attack?
A gallbladder attack is usual diet-related.
3. What foods cause the gallbladder to flare up?
Consuming a fatty meal or a large portion of food at one sitting can trigger an attack.
4. What can I do to calm down a gallbladder?
The most important thing you can do is switch your diet immediately to healthy wholesome foods and drink plenty of water.
5. What foods should I avoid eating when my gallbladder flares up?
During a flare-up, you’ll want to completely eliminate fried and greasy foods; this includes fast foods, baked goods, and pastries. Be sure to eliminate fiber and fats, including healthy fats. Both fiber and fat take longer to digest and aren’t recommended for a sluggish gallbladder.
6. What can I eat when my gallbladder flares up?
You’ll want to consume fresh organic foods or foods that are closest to their natural state as possible. Organic foods are free of herbicides and pesticides and will place less stress on your liver and already overstressed gallbladder.
Lightly cook or gently steam your food. Try celery, green beans, parsley, zucchini, garlic, beets and dandelion as they can be very soothing to an overstressed gallbladder.
7. What is the best way to deal with a severe gallbladder attack?
If your gallbladder attack is severe you may have to switch from solids to liquids until your gallbladder calms down. Consuming beet juice can calm your gallbladder down considerably.
For extra calories try consuming a plant or rice based protein powder. You can also consume baby food. When I had severe gallbladder flare ups, I would make a smoothie with a plant based protein powder and add several jars of fruit to it. You might be surprised to find that both baby food and the cereals work well for you; they did for me, but you’ll have to experiment.
8. What kind of treatment is there for a gallbladder flare up?
Heating pads and digestive enzymes may provide you with some relief. Exercise and massage and can assist in getting the lymphatics fluid moving. I know for myself personally acupuncture provided me with some relief because acupuncture enables you to hit the trigger points for the gallbladder.
9. How long after you eat would your gallbladder flare up?
I would say within thirty minutes of eating, I would have severe chest pains. But in some individuals it may go unnoticed for 2-4 hours.
10. Can your gallbladder flare up and get better?
Yes. I had several severe attacks and overtime, my gallbladder did get better and it did not require surgery. The best thing I did was to listen to my body. When I was unable to eat solids, I immediately switched to liquids.
Next, I got in to my doctor the same week and we were able to come up with a game plan. Finally, make sure you find a good doctor that will want to run the proper tests and discuss a line of treatment for you, not just surgery. With some dietary changes you may be able to avoid the surgery, but that will be up to you and your doctor.
*Again, remember to always seek professional medical care immediately.
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