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Foods That Affect Gallbladder Disease Symptoms

author image Jill Andrews
Jill Andrews began writing professionally for various online publications since 2009. Andrews holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry/nutrition from Memorial University in St.John's, Newfoundland. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

If you have gallbladder disease or gallstones also called cholelithiasis, you should eat a healthy diet, low in fat and high in fiber with the avoidance of some foods in order to treat any symptoms you may have including right upper-quadrant gastric pain, nausea, vomiting, pain following meals and intolerance of fatty foods. Eating healthy can prevent cholecystitis, inflammation of the gallbladder as a result of gallstones usually resulting in fever, shock and hospitalization treated by gallbladder removal.

Your gallbladder stores bile, a fluid your liver makes that digests fat. When you need bile to digest fat, your gallbladder releases bile through a tube called the bile duct. Gallstones form from substances in bile that harden. Gallstones vary in size and can block the passage of bile down the bile duct leading to pain and other symptoms. Eating a high-fat meal or diet may exacerbate your symptoms as your gallbladder must release more bile if you eat more fat.

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