What Can You Do To Relieve Symptoms After Gallbladder Removal?
You may have heard it said that we don’t need our gallbladders, or that gallbladder removal surgery- cholecystectomy- is the only way to relieve gallbladder symptoms and doesn’t have any negative side effects. In North America, the lowly gallbladder has been lumped in with the disregarded appendix and classified as unnecessary, but like many commonly held ideas, this only represents part of the story.
Today, over 600,000 gallbladder removal patients in the U.S. have learned that you can in fact live without a gallbladder. Living and living with optimal digestive health are two different things, however, and the lesser-reported digestive problems, which can ensue after surgery are quite problematic for a large number of people.
Certain health risk factors increase after this surgical form of gallbladder treatment. These include: fatty liver, constipation, acid diarrhea after meals, ongoing biliary pain and gallstones formed in the liver, indigestion, gas and bloating.
One of the most troubling health concerns which can sneak up on a person is nutritional deficiency related to malabsorption of essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D, E and K. Because bile is necessary for emulsifying fats for absorption and facilitating vitamin absorption, when it is no longer concentrated and released in sufficiently high volumes, these nutrients may soon be lacking. After gallbladder removal, a steady, weak trickle of bile is released consistently from the liver to duodenum and it’s often inadequate.
Health issues and gallbladder symptoms that occur after cholecystectomy are termed, postcholecystectomy syndrome. Experts don’t agree on the numbers, reporting anywhere from 5-45% of people who’ve had this surgery will have ongoing health issues, sometimes more severe than before.
Complications from the surgery itself such as adhesions, cystic duct remnants, injury or severing of the common duct, infections, retained gallstones and scarring can also create long-term problems.
What To Do After Gallbladder Surgery
After your gallbladder is removed, you will likely need to adapt your diet and lifestyle, and you may need to take bile salts and enzyme supplements to help you digest the foods you love.
Eat Small And With More Frequency
Eating regularly and consuming small amounts of healthy fats is recommended. Coconut Oil and Palm Kernel oil are the only oils that do not require bile do digest. Try changing to those.
Eating large meals, especially those high in fat, spells disaster for those with inadequate bile and often cause the same gallbladder symptoms you had pre-surgery.
Remove Digestive Irritants
You may need to remove known digestive irritants like coffee, tobacco and alcohol products.
Chew Your Food
When you eat, chew your food slowly and thoroughly because digestion starts in your mouth and the additional enzymes will help break down food before it enters the gut.
Avoid Junk Foods
Avoid fried or saturated fats, sugary snacks and processed foods. Instead, add leafy greens, bitter vegetables and fresh fruit to your diet.
Add Beets & Apples
Beets have been particularly renowned as liver healing and help with the work of removing toxins. Apples contain malic acid, and this is believed to dissolve stones, increase bile flow and prevent sludge.
The Pulverexx Protocol
There are effective gallstone treatment options that are available. Supplements such as Pulverexx contain safe, natural and effective ingredients to not only break down and remove gallstones but aid with digestion and keep liver and bile flow healthy, which is so important after gallbladder removal.