It is quite common for some
people to feel discomfort and even some pain for 2-3 months after gallbladder removal. However, a few still experience attacks that feel just like the old gallbladder attacks. If that is the case, you need
to treat this just like a gallbladder attack with:
Know that almost everything on this site still applies to you because you still have a system that produces bile
which needs to be working; you just don't have a storage tank called the gallbladder. Just replace the word gallbladder
with biliary tract and you'll be fine. (So the Gallbladder Starter Kit now becomes the Biliary Starter Kit.) You
need enough bile to detox the body, to emulsify the fats and to move the bowel. Without it you could end up with
constipation, bloating and gas as well as somewhat worn down - less energy, just not feeling right. If you have
too much bile, the bowel moves too quickly and the nutrients are not absorbed and you can also end up fatigued.
The tricky part of dealing with pain in the gallbladder area is trying to determine if something that happened
due to surgery is causing a problem. For example, an area that has been cut can take time to heal and can be tender.
Also, scar tissue often forms and that can be felt as well. Castor Oil Packs over the site of the surgery, i.e. the gallbladder area, may help as they are known
to reduce inflammation. A less messy suggestion is OXICELL(glutathione
anti-oxidant) cream which may also reduce the inflammation.
COFFEE ENEMAS are helpful in flushing the bile ducts from the liver
down to the small intestine. These can be done even years after removal but don't do them too soon after surgery.
Wait at least 2 or 3 weeks. Hopefully, if there are any small stones or sludge in the ducts, the coffee enemas
will flush them out. I recommend doing one a day for 21 days. It can make the biggest difference, like kick-starting
the biliary system. Note: coffee enemas are not about moving the bowel but about stimulating bile.
DIET after gallbladder removal is just as important now
as when you had a gallbladder. It is especially important for the first 3-6 months following removal. Your ability
to digest fats has been impaired; it still needs some support. (See Supplements below.) Some people choose gallbladder
removal because they don't want to change their diets. It works that way for many. However, I hear from the ones
that end up having discomfort, if not pain, after removal. So be on the safe side and work with the gallbladder
diet by eating moderate fats of the right kind, avoiding common allergens such as gluten and dairy, red meats,
eggs etc. until you are sure that your bile system is working well and you are not reacting to any of these things.
In other words, ease these foods back in, if you plan on returning to them, very slowly, one at a time and watch
for your body's reaction to them.
Read about the less-known causes of gallbladder disease and make note of what you think has been or is contributing to yours. This is important to the
success of resolving your issues. For example, if low thyroid contributed to your gallbladder disease and it is still going untreated, gallbladder or no gallbladder,
your digestion is going to suffer.
If your discomfort persists after implementing the suggestions above, know that we are available for consultations. For consultations of 30 minutes or more, please
fill out the symptom assessment forms - Metabolic and Brain - found on our consultation page. That way we are more
able to see the bigger picture.
Gallbladder attacks are more common than you may think. Gallstones affect more than
25 million Americans (our total population being 310 million in early 2011). One million new cases of gallstones
are diagnosed annually, according to the American Gastroenterological Association.
removals take place every year in the USA alone, and since the diet of the general American population is not improving,
those numbers are rising.
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can properly diagnose and treat any disease or disorder. The supplements discussed herein are not meant to treat
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