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What is the best foods to eat after gall bladder surgery?

Apr 2013
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what is the best foods to eat after gall bladder surgery
Posted Thu, 8 Aug 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 41 minutes later
Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX Thanks for the query.

Fortunately, cholecystectomy does not affect on digestion significantly and patient are allowed to eat most of food which they were eating before it.Gallbladder is important only for bile storage and bile is produced in liver so the removal wont cause lack of bile and enymes.
But some dietary changes should be done especially in first 6 months after surgery:A healthy well-balanced diet is important, so your diet can include some healthy fats in moderate amounts. you should eat smaller meals but more frequently(6-7 x per day)
and you should avoid: Fried Food,, Peanut Butter, Greasy Foods,Caffeine, Alcohol and

You can eat milk products and milk(low fat), meat( best chicken and boiled meat, avoid red meat), all kind of fruit and vegetables especially high fibre vegetables, cottage cheese, fish and sea products. If you have diarrhea you should eat Bananas, Rice, Applesauce & Toast. You should drink plenty of water, teas and fruit juice, but avoid sweet beverages, carbonated drinks and alcohol.

Wish you good health. If you have any questions I ll be glad to help. Regards
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Follow-up: What is the best foods to eat after gall bladder surgery? 20 hours later
what can I do about constipation since gall bladder surgery?
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 20 hours later
YOu should eat more frequently but smaller meals,drink plenty of fluids, take carbonated water with magnesium, increase the amount of fiber in the diet. High-fiber foods include dried fruits, whole grains, peas, strawberries, nuts, vegetables and baked potatoes. Try not to sit or lay after meal, so walk or stand for about 1 hours. If there is no improvement you might need some medicines and stool softeners, but try with these measures first.
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