My dad is having a small stone in gall bladder what should he do so that that stone doesn't grow more and create problem what type of food should he avoid and what should he eat

Gall bladder surgery as a treatment for gallstones may be necessary at times, but this is mostly not the case and should be reserved as a last resort. In most cases that are not severe the condition can be treated quite effectively with effective dietary and lifestyle modifications. This is not an uncommon problem and you need not worry too much about your dad. Gathering info on the subject is the right thing to do, as knowledge of the dietary and lifestyle measures that can help prevent or restrict the onslaught of the condition can help considerably. Likewise, it is important to be aware of foods and conditions that need to be avoided as they could aggravate the condition. Keep in mind, that although removal of the gall bladder will without a doubt eliminate the problem and prevent any future gall stones or attacks, it will give rise to other problems.

Here are some points that you should consider when formulating a diet plan for your dad. Although there may be a few restrictions, on the whole the diet is not one that is restrictive, and it can be followed quite easily.
  • Your dietary intake of fiber is quite important and it is water soluble fiber that is particularly important to the diet. This is one of the most important considerations for the prevention and treatment of gallstones. This helps enhance the functioning of the digestive system.
  • Add whole grains to your dad’s diet as they are essential to any gallstones diet. Consuming such fiber rich foods will help flush the system. Foods that you can consider include whole grain breads and pastas, muffins, bagels, whole wheat cereals, bran flakes, and brown rice.
  • As mentioned earlier water soluble fiber is vital and can be obtained from fruits and vegetables that may include dried fruits like dates, raisins, apricots) blue and blackberries, as well as oranges, raspberries and strawberries.
  • Try to include fresh vegetables and include kidney beans, lima beans, corn, and dried beans in your diet.
  • Eating patterns are just as important as what you eat, so try spacing out your meals with smaller portions rather than two big meals. Include 3-5 servings of veggies a day and 2-4 of fruits.
  • Avoidance of foods that act as possible triggers is just as important as eating healthy foods. Avoid fried and fatty foods, as well as salty foods. Refined and processed foods should be avoided as should any food with high sugar content. Also avoid pork, onions, and cow’s milk. Smoking and consumption of alcohol or other processed drinks, including caffeinated and carbonated ones should be avoided.

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