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Highlights Overview: Gallstones are small, hard deposits that can form in the gallbladder, a sac-like organ that lies under the liver in the upper right side of the abdomen. The process of gallstone formation (cholelithiasis) is generally slow, and usually most gallstones do not cause pain or other symptoms. Women (particularly if pregnant), diabetics and overweight individuals are at increased risk for developing gallbladder disease. Gallbladder cancer is rare. Survival rates are one the rise, but there are still some deaths because the disease is often diagnosed at a late stage. Removing the gallbladder is the only way to cure gallbladder cancer. Treatment: Removal of the gallbladder can be safely performed during open, small incision or laparoscopic surgery (robot or human assisted). Laparoscopic surgery is the most common technique today. A review of these surgical approaches showed no difference in mortality or complication rates. Faster recovery times are reported after the less invasi...
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped pouch that sits just under the liver. It's main function is to store the bile made by the liver. The gallbladder then releases bile into the intestines as needed to digests fats. The more fat in the meal, the more the gallbladder works. Most "gallbladder diets" aim to reduce the workload on the gallbladder. They remove foods that could cause gallstones and reduce painful symptoms caused by gallbladder disease. As you can imagine, reducing high-fat foods is one of the main tenants of a diet to deal with gallbladder disease. The following foods should be avoided on the gallbladder diet:
Fried or greasy foods
Whole-fat dairy and whole milk
Processed ("junk") foods
Healthy foods for gallbladder issues include:
Whole foods, fruits and vegetables
Lean, low-fat meats
Low-fat dairy and low-fat or skim milk
*Some research also indicates that moderate alcohol, drinking (caffeinated) coffee and eating...
My son is 7 years old and for the past two years he has experienced headaches on the right side of his head, most always they wake him in the very early morning hours. We have been to our pediatrician, who suggested an MRI. The results showed nothing unusual. He gave us a prescription for a migraine medication that had not been tested in children so I did not fill it. I try to administer Advil early if my son wakes up complaining of a headache, but most often it doesn't help and he ends up vomiting several times until he feels better. There are no foods that I can relate to these headaches. I have also tried massage, cold packs, etc- no help. Any suggestions? Brandy.
A sad fact about Migraine treatment is that we use many medications that were developed for other conditions and many that haven't been tested for children. This is ...
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