Gallbladder Prevention

The following are some of the ways in which  one can prevent gallstones from forming.

Eat Regularly:

It is important that one eats their meals regularly in order to prevent gallstones from forming. Try to avoid foods that are high in cholesterol and also be sure to eat plenty of green leafy vegetables and other foods that are rich in fiber and calcium. Skipping meals can also contribute towards the risk of gallbladder disease and gallstone formation.

Stay Fit By Exercising:

If you spend a lot of time sitting down and not moving about, you should take some time to exercise for at least half an hour everyday. Studies have shown that regular exercise can reduce the chances of gallbladder disease.

Don’t Lose Too Much Weight:

Excessive weight loss over a short period of time can increase the risk of gallstones. Being obese and overweight can also increase your chances of developing gallstones and it is therefore necessary to maintain a healthy amount of weight. If you are looking to lose weight, it is safe to lose about 2 pounds a week. Exercise is important and can keep your gallbladder healthy for years to come.

Birth Control Pills:

In women, studies have shown that taking an increased amount of birth control pills may contribute towards gallstone formation. You should therefore talk to your doctor if you are taking these pills.

 

Next: Read about gallbladder surgery 

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