To: "Gallstones" < email@example.com >
From: "Dale Williams"
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 20:57:31 -0800
Subject: Re: [gallstones] pain after gallbladder removed (6months ago)
>>>>>>>>>>.I had an attack two days ago that was exactly like the attacks I
before the surgery. How can I have gallbladder attacks with no
gallbladder? What is it? If anyone has any help so it won't happen
again I would really appreciate it. I've done 4 flushes, I'm 5
months pregnant and will do one while pregnant if it will help.
This is not really all that uncommon of a situation for people who have had
their gallbladder removed. The removal of the gallbladder really doesn't
get to the root of the problem of which caused the gallbladder to have a
problem in the first place. It is looked upon as just a useful storage sack
for a concentrated bile of which the liver is providing. The liver is often
overlooked by most doctors as the organ from which the pain that individuals
experiencing is coming during a gallbladder attack. They see it as
convenient to remove it but, then too, some people, really,,,,,, suffer
after a removal of the gallbladder;
My worst gallbladder attack wasn't even a gallbladder attack, but had the
same symptoms excepting I didn't have any stones according to the ultrasound
that was done! I found out my problem occurred because I wasn't getting
enough of the right Essential Fatty Acids for my liver's good health. I had
stopped eating all foods containing any fat and this in turn caused my liver
to be damaged by that failure. The reason I avoided taking in fats is
because I was trying to keep from having another gallbladder attack. Go
figure! I felt like it was dammed if you do and dammed if you don't!
I found out after reading Dr. Cabot's "The Liver Cleansing Diet" that the
best thing you can do for your liver, which could be fatty, and the
problem you're feeling could be because of that or bile stones in the liver,
is to feed it correctly. When the liver is fed the right foods it will start
working the way it's suppose to do and will help it clear out the fats from
the body and from the liver too, if it is also fatty.
It is very important to also realize that with the gallbladder removed that
the liver must be given greater care and consideration. A lot of people can
have the gallbladder removed and not really have to care for it as much as
some others. However, for those who's digestive system has been compromised
by the loss of this important organ it becomes necessary to understand what
foods are going to help the liver deal with what it does in producing around
a quart or two of bile. This bile needs to have someplace to go because it
appears that it doesn't stop flowing in some without the regulating capacity
of the gallbladder telling it to stop for a time. It appears that it just
keeps dripping out bile because there is no signal telling the liver to stop
The end result for a lot of people is that they tend to suffer with diarrhea
and other intestinal pain. The best way to deal with this is to make sure
that food that is high in fiber is eaten throughout the day and not just
the normal three times a day that we've become accustom. It would also help
to have more essential fatty acids being obtained by quality oils, which can
be obtained from vegetables and nuts as well as the various supplements.
This gives the bile something to emulsify but being a better fat it can be
used by the liver to make a better bile to get out the other bad fats that
have been stored there.
The intake of soluble and insoluble fiber will certainly help in dealing
with the continuous flow of bile from the liver. The soluble fiber will
bile and it can then be transported from the body much quicker.
This website has some useful information on the liver and my help you in
seeing some things to do to deal with your situation.