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Addiction of eating raw rice causing problem in gall bladder, X-ray shows crystals in gall bladder. Solution?

Hi. I have a problem with my sister.. since i was a kid, she used to eat uncooked rice . it s like an addiction . right now, she s having a problem in her gall bladder .. the doctor said that according to the xray result, he saw a crystal parts in her gall bladder and he thought that it s the raw rice.. we don t know how to prevent this kind of an addiction.. can you help me about this? thanks.
Asked On : Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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Hi there.

It appears to be that your sister is habituated to consuming raw rice. This can be prevented by firstly avoiding raw rice lying around in the house. Give her cooked rice well flavoured so that she may forget about raw rice. She may try alternative like chewing gum or liquorice sticks as their consistency may engage her curiosity similar to the experience with raw rice.

Usually gall bladder showing crystals indicate growth of possible gall bladder stones. Do get her blood tested for cholesterol. Rice does not show as crystal as it would be digested in the stomach by acids.

If the technique does not work, kindly do approach a Psychiatrist and Behavior therapist who will be able to evaluate her and decide proper management of this problem.


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