Information about gall bladder removal, diet and side effects

Gall bladder is a small pear-shaped organ in the human body that stores bile. This organ is removed through surgery when a person suffers from any gall bladder disease. This surgery is termed as gall bladder removal. The main reason of gall bladder removal is formation of gallstones. Gallstones make the organ inflamed or blocked. Gallstones are solid stones that are formed when the gall bladder has excess of bile salts, cholesterol and calcium. Other reasons for gall bladder removal are chronic or severe infection in the gall bladder or growth of a tumor. Various gall bladder diseases and Biliary dyskinesia or abnormal gall bladder functions also hinders the normal functioning of the gall bladder and contributes to the reason of gall bladder surgery. Gall bladder diseases are mainly related to nutrition and diet. Therefore, it is very essential to consume a well balanced and nutritious diet.

Gall bladder removal is associated with various side effects like diarrhea, nausea and bloating. When gall bladder is removed, body loses the organ that stores bile. Therefore, bile acids are dumped into the large intestine. This results in secretion of electrolytes an water into the intestine which further causes diarrhea. Drink plenty of water and eat fresh fruits and vegetables to maintain the balance of your body. Ingestion of Cholestyramine, a bile acid resin binder, can help combat the symptoms of diarrhea. But do consider a physician before buying these binders. Take rest and give some time to your body for adjusting to the change in body system. The surgery will take about 3-4 weeks for recovery.

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