Is there a non surgical way or diet to treat gallstones?
The doctor said I have cholelithiasis, he suggest a minor operation. I don't really like to undergo anymore operation is there a good diet or alternative medicine that can treat this?
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
TOO RIGHT THERE IS!
Don't just listen to the quacks. Go see a Naturopath. The cleanses for removing gallstones are quick, easy and efficient, there is no reason for removing your gall bladder.
Only have it removed in emergency situations - but don't do the cleanses on your own - go see a qualified naturopath who can teach you to do them properly.
Yes, they stones can come back in time, but the cleanses are too easy too do to remove them again AND you NEED your gall bladder. It is not a useless part in your system - a good Naturopath will help you find the answers to why they are forming and sort the cause of the problem.
Removing the gall bladder will just fix a symptom and leave you with the cause of the problem, no gall bladder and a rich doctor. Just do a search for "liver" or "gallbladder cleanse" to see the volume of info that there is out there about this.
Hope that helps.
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- HalemaLv 51 decade ago
The function of the gallbladder is to process the cholesterol that you consume in your diet. This means you have too fatty of a diet. So, obviously, you need to change your diet whether you have the surgery or not. Avoid fatty foods, simple. Think about what dissolves or "cuts" the fat - lemon juice. So, drink lots of hot tea with plenty of lemon. Or just drink hot lemon water with honey to sweeten. You also need to exercise more so that the fat you do ingest has somewhere to go instead of your gallbladder and liver.
If you have the surgery, your liver will eventually take over the function of the gallbladder in processing and removing excess cholesterol from the bloodstream. However, if you don't change your diet, you will put further hardship on your liver and your heart, requiring medicine down the road, which has its own side effects.
If you can avoid surgery, that is the best solution, as the body was designed to keep all its internal organs.
If you don't have the surgery, a stone could get lodged in a bile duct, causing the worst severe pain you could imagine. This requires immediate surgery as you will have serious problems if the gall bladder bursts.
So, a suggestion would be to schedule the surgery, but while you are waiting for the surgery, say two weeks later, change your diet and begin to exercise. If the pain goes away and you begin to feel better, then cancel the surgery. The doctor knows all this other stuff, but they don't tell you because you didn't know to ask him. Besides, if he tells you this stuff, he can't pay off his BMW.
- sapphire_630Lv 51 decade ago
I agree with olono but you also need to change your diet to help ease them and so that they do not reoccur.
Low fat, low cholestrol, high fiber
Eat walnuts, eat fresh fruit and vegetables,
a lemon juice, olive oil flush
The Mediterrainian diet is good for a guideline.
also take magnesium and vitamin D3 to help properly absorb and distribute calcium because stones can be caused by crystal build up of calcium deposits
In most cases, a gallbladder cleanse involves eating or drinking a combination of olive oil and some type of fruit juice over several days. Proponents claim that gallbladder cleansing helps break up gallstones and stimulates the gallbladder to release them in stool. Although olive oil can act as a laxative, there's no evidence that it is an effective treatment for gallstones. Also, people who try gallbladder cleansing may see what looks like gallstones in their stool the next day. But what they are really seeing is globs of oil, juice and other materials — not the remnants of gallstones. --Mayo clinic
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- 1 decade ago
There is no other way to remove gallstones but the surgery is what they call same day you go in say one nite home the next day You had three small 1 cenimeter incisions on you right side of adbomen. They heal no scars they are so small. Also you may have other stones in you common bile duct which will create other problems they will be able to see all of this with a scope. That is how the surgery is done . It is very unusual to cut anyone to remove a gallblader.
- LindaLv 44 years ago
They still have gallstones because they do not stop eating meat or oily fried foods. If the gallstones are small, perhaps it can be flushed out. This is better than not doing anything and not having surgery.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I'm also in search os such methods. As far as I know Hamdard Foundation in India, Pakistan & Arab countries has one medicine "Safora" for that but I've not come across any patient benefited out of that. A syrup "ACTA GAL" I saw on internet on www.adobe.com but I don't know more. In South Asian countries many people boil sugarcane juice so much that it becomes a thich solution called RAAB. It is written in many literatures that if you mix 'Raab' & olive oil 50:50 & take 1-2 teaspoon regularly, the stones will vanish from gall bladder. One Hakim of Mumbai Ahdyl Qavi claims that he has non surgical cure for this & all other ailments like cancer, heart problems etc. His clinic is there in Madanpura area. His clinic is highly crowded. He is practicing for over 3 decades. His advertisement too comes daily in the Urdu newspaper 'Inquilab'(www.inquilabdaily.com).
There is an old & very big 100 year old pharmacy (Hakimi Pharmacy, Bhindi Bazar, Mumbai, India, 400003)in the heart of Mumbai city with 4 doctors sitting in its adjacent clinic which claims similarly having non-surgical methods for all problems including this one. Checkup if free but the medicines are costly say Rs. 3000($ 60), I came to know, having no personal experiece. Try to see details on www. hakimipharmacy.com.
- havaLv 51 decade ago
Delay the operation and try this for 4 months.
The exercises will help to break up the gallstones(especially kapalbhati).Drink plenty of warm water.Build up your timing for the exercises gradually and do them everyday.It may take 4 to 12 weeks.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume the exercise later.
Anulom Vilom –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day(maximum 60 minutes in one day).
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 20 to 30 minutes twice a day.(Max 60 min/day) Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
- KevinLv 43 years ago
Set your pc alarm to ring hourly—stand in place for 1 to 5 minutes whenever it goes off.