Gall bladder plays a part in our digestive function. It is a small pouch-like organ underneath the liver, its purpose is to store and concentrate bile juice. Bile is the liquid required by the body in the digestion of fats. The gall bladder juice has to pass a series of channels known as bile ducts from the liver to the gall bladder.
What are the Gallstones?
If you are looking for Gallbladder stone treatment in Texas, you can have a check-up to know about the chemical that your gallstones are made up of. Typically, they are made up of-
- Calcium bilirubin
- Calcium carbonate
Often the Gallstones are made up of the cholesterol which is a common cause of the gallstones in the majority of the patients. The gallstones made up of cholesterol might occur due to the high level of the cholesterol in the bile.
What can you prevent gallbladder stones?
Southlake General Surgery in Texas has treated many patients suffering from gall bladder stones, and we bring you 6 points that you can try by yourself to avoid the gallstones.
Factors increasing the risk of gallstones –
- overweight or obese
- female (particularly if you have had children)
- 40 or over (the risk increases as you get older)
- Treating gallstones
Control your weight
Since gallstones formation can be triggered by the weight gain, so it would be better if you start to control your weight. Gradually reducing the weight is the way to avoid the gallstones. The rapid weight gain after the weight loss can also trigger the gall bladder stones.
Not all the fat is bad and they are the major component of human nutrition, the fat found in the omega3 fatty acid, fish oil, olive oil, canola oil, avocado, and flaxseed are good for the body. Consumption of these fats also helps in reducing the risk of gallstone. Apart from these good fats, what you need to avoid is fatty meals, butter and other animal fat which are not good as they possess the risk of gallstone.
Eat regular and balanced meals
Eat healthy food within regular intervals, one needs to follow a balanced diet plan that not only helps in improving overall health but also helps in preventing gallstones. You can add following in your diet plan:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Whole grains (whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oats, bran cereal)
- Lean meat, poultry, and fish.
- Low-fat dairy products.
In your balanced diet, you are going to follow you need to include fruits and vegetables that are rich in fiber. Fiber diets improve and help with digestion.
You can start with light exercise such as walking that can help you in controlling your weight. Making your body active will help you in your digestion process also it benefits the bowel movement. You don’t need a slowed digestive system hence it is required to do a little exercise as one of the risks of slowed digestion is gallstone.
Drink plenty of water
Water is the remedy for so many diseases including gallstones, staying hydrated will help you in reducing the gastronomical related diseases.
The gallstone is treated by the following methods-
- Gallstone surgery
As an experienced surgeon, Dr. Valeria Simone MD at our Southlake General Surgery tells that the best way of the gallstone treatment is Surgery only. Often people are hesitant of the Surgery but there is technological advancement in the field of surgery. Gall Stones are be removed by laparoscopic surgery at Southlake General Surgery, it is the minimally invasive surgery that is done with an incision about 1-2 inches long.