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08 Apr 2003

Gallbladder removal and impact
I have read around gallstones, and do know that the only way to treat it is to remove the gallbladder. I just have a few questions:
Should you make any changes to your diet after the removal? This include fatty foods, coffee, tea, alcohol. Can you still eat and drink these?
What affect will the removal have on cholesterol and triglycerides?
If you tend to be diabetic, but you currently control it with diet alone, can the removal of the gallbladder have an indirect affect, as the bile now continiously feed into your intestines? I know it does not have a direct impact, but am concerned around the indirect impact.
Do you need to use any medication after the operation?
I have heard of a number of people that had aneasthetic, and then became diabetic after the operation. Is there anything that can be done to prevent this?
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Concerned, I’ll answer your questions as you asked them
Should you make any changes to your diet after the removal? No change is necessary.
This include fatty foods, coffee, tea, alcohol. Can you still eat and drink these? Yes, you’re more than welcome to have them.
What affect will the removal have on cholesterol and triglycerides? None whatsoever.
If you tend to be diabetic, but you currently control it with diet alone, can the removal of the gallbladder have an indirect affect, as the bile now continiously feed into your intestines? No
I know it does not have a direct impact, but am concerned around the indirect impact. Don’t worry, there is no indirect affect either.
Do you need to use any medication after the operation? Not usually
I have heard of a number of people that had aneasthetic, and then became diabetic after the operation. As far as I know there is no proven link between having anaesthesia and developing diabetes.
Let me know if you have more questions. Good luck.
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