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Old 08-03-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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No gallbladder and fat digestion

Without the gallbladder, the body must learn how to metabolize fats in a different way, sometimes leading to weight gain. Bile is normally stored inside the gallbladder, but when this organ is removed, it is secreted into the small intestine. If there is not enough present, it can cause weight gain. Eating several small meals throughout the day instead of three larger meals may help to prevent this.


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Old 08-03-2014, 11:16 PM   #2
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I had mine removed 17 yrs ago, and occasionally get sever cramps and have to immediately have diarrhea after eating...more son on a diet combo of carbs and fat. I can drink bpc, much higher fats when low carb and not only has my heartburn disappeared, but so has the dumping syndrome. I also have bile duct spasm, EXTREME upper right abdominal pain! worse than any pain of my life! usually lasts 5 min, but omg the pain! have this occasionally, up to several times a week! I have only had one short spasm in the last month on low carb.

Weird? Dunno, but not having a gall bladder hasn't hurt me on this woe. It's my first month back, and have lost 23 lbs
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:16 AM   #3
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Nursery, my mom had the dumping syndrome too from too much bile being released from the liver and going right into her intestines. Me, I don't have that problem, just the opposite. Lolo. I ordered some bile salts to see if this helps digest the fat. I am going to take it slow, too.

I love low carb and love fat, but I'm thinking that I need help digesting the fat.

Glad LC has helped you with your fall out from gallbladder surgery.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:48 AM   #4
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I just ordered some digestive enzymes.... they say if you do not have a gallbladder it is a good idea to take them since there is most likely not enough bile at time of eating to digest fat since it is no longer stored and released.... kinda trickles all the time. Maybe that is why my stomach bothers the crap out of me when I dont eat....bile with nothing to digest???
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:00 AM   #5
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I had mine removed 38 years ago and don't have any trouble digesting fats. I used to get some heartburn and take over the counter acid reducers. Since I dropped carbs and especially grains I no longer have that trouble. My perfect diet is 65% fat.

If I did have trouble I would take digestive enzymes. I believe I've heard Taurine recommended by some of the paleo followers.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:00 PM   #6
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I see a few suggestions in this thread (digestive enzymes, taurine, etc) so what have any of you who do not have a gallbladder actually done that's helped with diarrhea? I've started Atkins several times in the past, but often end up stopping after a few weeks because of the diarrhea. I'm not 100% sure, but I'm guessing the much higher percentage of fat and lower fiber might be the issue.

I had my gallbladder out 17 or 18 years ago and often have some digestive issues, but low carb plans seem to make them much worse.
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:40 PM   #7
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Rachel,

How about taking some fiber? There is also medicine that can help the dumping syndrome. Check with your doctor.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:16 AM   #8
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I guess I'm lucky, but I have no trouble at all with anything. I haven't had a gallbladder since 1998.

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