GALL BLADDER STONES

GALL BLADDER STONES

The main function of gall bladder is to concentrate and store the bile formed in the liver until the body needs to digest fat.

Bile contains water, cholesterol, bile salts, proteins and bilirubin. If the liquid bile contains too much cholesterol, bile salts or bilirubin, under certain conditions it can harden to form stones.

Nutritional management

  1. The main aim is to reduce discomfort by providing a diet restricted in fat. In acute conditions it is advisable to keep the gall bladder at rest and minimize contractions by excluding fat from the diet.

  2. Around 25% of total calories can come from fat with maximum use of MCT’s good quality fat i.e. high MUFA and low omega 6: omega 3 ratio.

  3. A calories restricted diet with the restriction on the intake of refined carbohydrates is beneficial. Refined sugars increase cholesterol saturation. Control on fat intake also leads to calorie restriction.

  4. High intake of soluble fibers through pulses, sprouts, dals, vegetable, fruits, flaxseeds and methi seeds can help the body to get rid of cholesterol from the gut.

  5. Meals can be distributed throughout the day, may be of use to give symptomatic relief and better tolerance to food.

  6. Vitamin C rich foods are also beneficial.

  7. Coffee consumption has shown to be having a protective effect on gallstones formation as coffee and various constituents of coffee affects various metabolic processes that are involved in cholesterol lithogenicity.

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