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Gallbladder surgery--what to eat afterwards???
snoopy_8923 posted:
My grandmother just recently had gallbladder surgery, and the doctor told her to eat low-fat foods. She hasn't had much of an appetite, and whatever she does eat, ends up coming back out in the form of diarrhea. So, my question is, what low-fat foods are recommended for post-gallbladder surgery?
IMHunter responded:
Many people have the same post-op symptoms as your grandmother. It should settle down after a period of time. Continue on the diet her doctor recommended, but also call his office to let them know your grandmother's condition. There are medications to help her through this adjustment period. Have her try some banana and low fat cottage cheese and see how she does with that.
Andie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi there and welcome to the community!

Here are few resources for you on gallstone diagnosis, prevention and treatment. You'll also find diet tips in these, too:

There are quite a few diet tips in those articles for you. The basic idea taken is:

"Eat regular, balanced meals
- Try not to skip meals. Eat on a regular schedule. And eat meals that contain some fat (which causes the gallbladder to empty). This can help prevent gallstones. Eat plenty of whole grains and fiber. And be sure to often have servings of foods that contain calcium (milk products and green, leafy vegetables). Limit saturated (animal) fat and foods high in cholesterol ."
Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours. - Irish Proverb

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