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Gallstones Linked to Gut Circumference

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  • I was a teenager when I had them and got them again when I was pregnant with my daughter. Four months after having her I had my gallbladder removed and now I wish that I still had it. So much problems when you don't have it to help with breaking down foods.
    I had sludge in my gallbladder, this would eventually lead to gallstones and I had a family history for gallstones so i elected to have my gallbladder removed.
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  • Weight has nothing to do with gallstones, according to my GI doctor. He says it's caused by your body not processing cholesterol properly, and not having enough fluid in your body to keep the cholesterol in your gallbladder from turning into stones. In fact, starvation diets can CAUSE gallstones.

    No one in my family ever had gallstones, but I was the skinniest one, and I do. I also never drank enough water or any kind of fluid. I really don't get thirsty. Since I started drinking more water, I've passed a couple of small stones (painful, but I didn't die) and I'm feeling much better.
  • I had my gallbladder taken out when I just 23 but had symptoms as a teenager and I was not heavy at all.
  • When I was 19 and in really good shape. The smallest I have ever been. I had gall stones. I also had a Choledochal Cyst strangling my Common Bile Duct and Gall Bladder.
  • This was very true for me. At my second highest weight of my life (when I began spark) I had my gall bladder out and have pics of it and he counted the stones....over FIFTY of them and the picture showed my gall bladder was FULL of stones!
  • What about women?
  • a friend of mine has problems with her gall bladder from time to time. Too bad this article doesn't include issues that women might have with their gall bladder
  • After passing 2 VERY painful stones, I gave up sodas and haven't had any since. I drink even more water now that I'm trying to lose weight.
  • Oddly enough most of the male relatives I have especially on my Dad's side fit in to the criteria but NOBODY had ever had gallstones,
  • Well it seems to me that when I complained about some article being only for women I was basically told to shut up. Funny that.
  • MEN? What about - ahem - WOMEN? Sheesh! Once again, HALF THE HUMAN RACE is ignored wrt health studies? What? Are we NOT impacted by this at all? Somehow - I don't THINK so....... :(
  • Someone else mentioned this below...weight loss is also linked to gall bladder issues.
  • I had gallstones and gall bladder attacks (confirmed by ultrasound) but since I changed my diet and started exercising no more attacks. I was supposed to have the gall bladder taken out but it has been 2 years with no attacks so I'm happy that I didn't. I'm sure this won't work for eveyone but maybe it would for some other like myself.

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