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डाइबिटीज, कोलेस्ट्रोल को भगाए घर का धनिया

Dr. Hemanshu Joshi 85% (29 ratings)
Ayurveda, Rajkot
डाइबिटीज, कोलेस्ट्रोल को भगाए घर का धनिया

डाइबिटीज, कोलेस्ट्रोल को भगाए घर का धनिया
हमारे यहां भोजन को रूचिकर बनाने के लिए उसमें कई तरह के मासाले मिलाए जाते हैं। उन्हीं में से एक है धनिया। क्या आपको पता है कि हरी धनिया में प्रोटीन, वसा, फाइबर, कार्बोहाइड्रेट, खनिज पदार्थ, जैसे- कैल्शियम, फास्फोरस, आयरन, कैरोटीन, थियामीन, पोटोशियम और विटामिन सी जैसे तत्व पाये जाते हैं। ये खाने को तो स्वादिष्ट बनाती है और पाचन शक्ति को दुरूस्त कर डाइबिटीज भागती है। धनिया को दही में मिलाकर पीने से बदहजमी,पेचिश और कोलाइटिस में आराम मिलता है। धनिया, टाइफाइइड व् डाइबिटीज में भी उपयोगी है। यही नहीं धनिया कोलेस्ट्राल को भी संयमित करता है। गठिए की समस्या हो तो पानी में धनिए का बीज डालकर काढ़ा बनाकर पीएं। इसके सेवन से ब्लड में इंसुलिन की मात्रा नियंत्रित रहती है। इसके साथ ही यह शरीर में बैड कोलेस्ट्रोल की मात्रा घटाने और अच्छे कोलेस्ट्रोल की मात्रा बढ़ाने में भी मदद करता है।

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Gallstone Surgery - Possible Complications That Can Occur!

Dr. Deepti Thakkar 91% (47 ratings)
MBBS, DNB - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
Gallstone Surgery - Possible Complications That Can Occur!

Gall stones are stones formed in the gall bladder. The gall bladder is a small pouch like organ which is just under the liver. Its function is to store bile produced by the liver and send it to intestines for digestion. Stones form in the gall bladder due to various reasons such as Obesity, rapid weight loss, intestinal bypass surgery, infections by worms, hereditary conditions etc. The most common stones are cholesterol stones. 

Gall stones sometimes may not cause any symptoms. Sometimes they can block gall bladder duct and cause infection called as cholecystitis. They can cause inflammation in the pancreas called pancreatitis.They can block bile ducts and cause jaundice. This may require removal of the gallbladder through surgery, known as cholecystectomy, which is commonly performed with Laparoscopy i.e Key hole surgery. Gall bladder performs the function of storing bile. Hence its removal does not cause any major change in digestion. Bile production in liver is not affected by gall bladder surgery. 

Procedure of surgery: 
The surgery involves removal of gallbladder and gallstones through small incisions in the abdomen. In order to see clearly, the surgeon inflates the abdomen with air or carbon dioxide. A lighted scope attached to a video camera is inserted into one incision near the belly button. The video monitor is used as a guide for inserting other surgical instruments into the other incisions to remove the gallbladder. The gall bladder is removed with the stones and sent for pathology testing. 

Medical factors to consider before cholecystectomy: 
The most important factor is a consideration of your medical history. This is because the pre-existing conditions such as Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems etc influence decisions on surgery and anaesthesia

Self-care after the surgery: 
With laparoscopy, the recovery is very fast. Patient can walk on the same day and can join work in 2-3 days. Pain is very less as there are no big cuts. Heavy lifting and high fatty and spicy food should be avoided for a few weeks after surgery. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Can Skipping Meals Actually Put You At Risk of Gallstones?

Dr. S.P. Singh 92% (20 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, Fellows of The Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS)
General Surgeon, Pune
Can Skipping Meals Actually Put You At Risk of Gallstones?

Gallstones are actually hard deposits or lumps that are formed in gallbladder. Gallbladder is a pear shaped, sac-like structure that is located in the upper right part of the abdomen that stores bile. Many people have gallstones present in their bladder but they never know it. This can be an alarming situation for people who have it.

What Causes Gallstones?

There may be several reasons, including:

  1. Your genes
  2. Your weight
  3. Problems with your gallbladder
  4. Diet
  5. Bile can be part of the problem. Your body needs bile, but if it has too much cholesterol in it, that makes gallstones more likely.
  6. It can also happen if your gallbladder can’t empty properly.

Who Is at Risk for Gallstones?
While your body produces cholesterol naturally, you can also take in excess cholesterol through your diet. Many risk factors for gallstones are related to diet. These include:

  1. being overweight or obese
  2. eating a diet that’s high in fat or cholesterol
  3. rapid weight loss within a short period of time
  4. eating diet that’s low in fiber
  5. having diabetes mellitus

What are the treatments available for this?

  1. Surgery: One of the famous treatments include surgeries. The famous surgery is Cholecystectomy (Removal of gallbladder) that further includes Laparoscopic surgery and Open cholecystectomy.
  2. Medications: The patients who cannot undergo surgeries can also use drugs like ursodiol and chenodiol . But this can take months or years to remove stones from bladder.

You can reduce your risk of gallstones if you:

  1. Don't skip meals. Try to stick to your usual mealtimes each day. Skipping meals or fasting can increase the risk of gallstones.
  2. Lose weight slowly. If you need to lose weight, go slow. Rapid weight loss can increase the risk of gallstones. Aim to lose 1 or 2 pounds (about 0.5 to 1 kilogram) a week.
  3. Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity and being overweight increase the risk of gallstones. Work to achieve a healthy weight by reducing the number of calories you eat and increasing the amount of physical activity you get. Once you achieve a healthy weight, work to maintain that weight by continuing your healthy diet and continuing to exercise. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Cholecystectomy - Best Ways To Avoid Discomfort Post It!

Dr. Srinivas K 86% (55 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
Cholecystectomy - Best Ways To Avoid Discomfort Post It!

A cholecystectomy is the process of removing the gallbladder. This is a small pear-shaped organ, which is present just below the liver and on the upper right side of the abdomen. This surgical procedure is performed if there are any gallstones present in the gallbladder. These stones can cause pain or infection in the gallbladder.

Discomfort after a Cholecystectomy:
The gallbladder stores bile, which is produced by the liver. This liquid produced by the liver is helpful in digesting fatty food. When there is any problem with the gallbladder, it is removed and a human being is able to survive without a gallbladder. Once the gallbladder is removed, the bile produced by the liver moves directly to the small intestine. There will not be any kind of problem due to the removal of the gallbladder, but your body will take some time to get adjusted to the changes. Hence, you need to make certain changes to your diet to avoid any kind of discomfort caused after a cholecystectomy.

Tips for avoiding discomfort after a cholecystectomy:

  • Start with a liquid diet: Immediately after the surgery, you should consume just liquid food and try to avoid solid food. You should consume clear soups, gelatin and broths. You can slowly add your normal and solid food to the diet.
  • Low-Fat food should be preferred: You should make sure that you are not eating high-fat food after a cholecystectomy surgery. Food that has a strong smell, fried food, junk food or any food that can cause gas should be avoided. You should stick to low- fat food and eat small portions. You should read the labels of the food before you buy to make sure that they do not contain more than three grams of fat in a single serving.
  • Food that you need to avoid: If you are consuming the wrong food immediately after the surgery it can cause discomfort such as diarrhea or severe pain. So, avoid the following food:
    • Potato chips
    • French fries
    • Ice Cream
    • Cheese
    • Butter
    • Pizza
    • Creamy sauces
    • Creamy soups
    • Meat gravies
    • Palm oil and Coconut oil
    • Chocolates
    • Chicken
    • Any spicy food
  • Add these slowly: You need to avoid gas producing food, but you need to eat certain food for a healthy body. So, you can add these foods to your diet slowly:
  • Keep a watch: Whatever you eat and whatever you avoid, you should always keep a watch on any kind of abnormal symptoms and ask the doctor for help immediately. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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How Laparoscopy Is Beneficial In Gallstone Surgery?

Dr. Ashish Ganatra 92% (101 ratings)
General Surgeon, Rajkot
How Laparoscopy Is Beneficial In Gallstone Surgery?

Gallstones are a medical condition in which the formation of stones takes place in the bile duct or the gallbladder. One of the major factors responsible for the formation of gallstones is an elevated excretion of cholesterol by the liver, most of which remains undissolved by the bile. The undissolved cholesterol may crystallize resulting in the formation of gallstones (yellow cholesterol stones, a condition termed as Cholesterol Gallstones). In some cases, increased level of bilirubin in the bile (triggered by a liver problem, liver damage or other medical conditions), which doesn't undergo a breakdown, may lead to stone formation (known as Pigment Gallstones). Here, the stones appear black or dark brown in color.

Gallstones are common among women, especially those who are 40 years and more. Obesity, diabetes, liver disorders, unhealthy diet (rich in fats and cholesterol), certain medications (those containing estrogen) can also trigger the formation of gallstones. Gallstones left untreated and unattended can give rise to serious complications such as blockage of the pancreatic duct (resulting in Pancreatitis) or the bile duct. There may also be inflammation of the gallbladder. In extreme cases, a person may even suffer from something as serious as Gallbladder Cancer.

Laparoscopy to remove the gallstones

  • While a lot of treatments and medications are available to deal with gallstones, most people opt for Laparoscopy. What makes laparoscopic surgery superior to the other open surgeries is that it is minimally invasive with a better and quick recovery. Also termed as Cholecystectomy, the laparoscopic surgery for the removal of gallstones as well as the gallbladder involves the following steps.
  • General anesthesia is given to the patients before the surgery.
  • The surgeon makes 3-4 small incisions in the abdomen.
  • The surgeon then inflates the stomach to get a better view of the internal organs (including the organs affected). Carbon dioxide gas is passed into the stomach to inflate it.
  • In the next step, the surgeon carefully inserts a laparoscope (a narrow and long tube that comes with a high-density light and a front camera with a high-resolution) through one of the incisions (usually the one close to the belly button) to aid in the surgery.
  • Nex,t the surgeon inserts the surgical instruments needed to get the gallstones and the gallbladder removed.
  • Before the surgical removal of the gallstones and the gallbladder, an important X-ray of the bile duct called the Intraoperative Cholangiography (shows the bile duct anatomy) is done.
  • With the gallbladder and the stones removed, the laparoscope and the surgical instruments are then removed and the incisions stitched carefully.
  • The gallbladder is known to store the bile pigment. With the removal of the gallbladder, there is a small rearrangement. The bile pigments now move from the liver into the small intestine via the bile duct.
  • The patients may require spending 1-2 days in the hospital. The patient is expected to be in a better shape (less discomfort) within 2-3 weeks.
  • In case complications arise during the surgery, the surgeon may have to switch onto an open surgery.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Factors You Need To Consider Before Gallstone Surgery!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
Factors You Need To Consider Before Gallstone Surgery!

These Gallstones don’t cause any problems in most cases. But prompt treatment is required if stones block ducts and cause infections and inflammation in the pancreas. This may lead to the removal of the gallbladder through a surgery, known as cholecystectomy, which further includes techniques such as laparoscopic (keyhole) cholecystectomy or open surgery.

Although it is a less vital organ, the body can cope up even after removal.

Procedure of surgery:

  1. The surgery involves removal of gallbladder and gallstones through several incisions in the abdomen. In order to see clearly, the surgeon inflates the abdomen with air or carbon dioxide.
  2. A lighted scope attached to a video camera is inserted into one incision near the belly button. The video monitor is used as a guide for inserting other surgical instruments into the other incisions to remove the gallbladder.
  3. Intraoperative cholangiography is the X-ray procedure which shows the anatomy of bile ducts. This is done before the surgeon removes the gallbladder.
  4. Bile flows from the liver through the common bile duct after the surgery into the small intestine. As the gallbladder has been removed, the gallbladder can no longer store bile between meals but has no effect or little effect on digestion.
  5. In case of open surgery, the surgeon reaches the gallbladder through a large, single incision in the abdominal wall.

Complications after gallbladder surgery:

This surgery carries some degree of risk like any other surgery. Complications such as internal bleeding, infection, injury to nearby digestive organs, injury to the bile duct and injury to blood vessels.

Types of gallstones:

There are three main types of gallstones. They are

  1. Mixed stones: They are made up of cholesterol and salts. They tend to develop in batches.
  2. Cholesterol stones: Mainly made of cholesterol, which is crucial to many metabolic processes. They can grow large enough to block the bile ducts.
  3. Pigment stones: The colour of bile is greenish-brown, due to some particular pigments.

Medical factors to consider before cholecystectomy:

The most important factor is a consideration of your medical history. This is because the pre-existing conditions influence decisions on surgery and anaesthetic and information about any bad reactions or side effects from any medications would be helpful for surgery.

Self-care after the surgery:

Taking rest is the most important thing after surgery. Avoid things such as heavy lifting and physical exertion. The usual recovery period after the surgery is one week.

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Treatment Of Gallstones - पित की पथरी का उपचार

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 89% (52 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Treatment Of Gallstones - पित की पथरी का उपचार

पित्त की पथरी एक बेहद भयंकर और पीड़ादायक रोग है. इस दौरान पित्त में कोलेस्ट्रॉल और पिग्‍मेन्‍ट नामक दो तरह के पदार्थ बनते हैं. लेकिन लगभग अस्सी प्रतिशत पथरी कोलेस्ट्रॉल से ही बनती हैं. पित्त लिवर में बनता है और इसका भंडारण गॉल ब्लैडर में होता है. यह पित्त फैट युक्त भोजन को पचाने में मदद करता है. लेकिन जब पित्त में कोलेस्ट्रॉल और बिलरुबिन की मात्रा ज्यादा हो जाती है, तो पथरी का निर्माण होता है. पित्त की पथरी को घरेलू उपचार के माध्‍यम से ठीक किया जा सकता है. आइए इसके उपचार के बारे में जानें.
सेब का रस और सिरका
बेशक, सेब डॉक्टर को दूर रखने में मदद करता है. इसलिए एक गिलास सेब के रस में सेब साइडर सिरका का एक बड़ा चम्मच मिलाकर नियमित रूप दिन में एक बार सेवन करना चाहिए. सेब में मेलिक एसिड होता है जो पित्त पथरी नरमी में सहायता करता है और सिरका पत्थर के कारण कोलेस्ट्रॉल बनाने से लीवर को रोकता है. यह एक पित्त की पथरी के हमले के दौरान दर्द को कम करने एक त्वरित उपाय है.
नाशपती पित्त की पथरी के लिए बहुत फायदेमंद होती है. अमेरिका मेडिकल एसोसिएशन के अनुसार, लगभग 80 प्रतिशत पित्त में पथरी कोलेस्‍ट्रॉल के बनने से होती है. नाशपाती में पेक्टिन होता है इन पत्थरों को आसानी से फ्लश आउट के लिए कोलेस्ट्रॉल से भरे पित्त पथरी को बांधता है.
चुकंदर, खीरा और गाजर का रस
पित्ताशय की थैली को साफ और मजबूत करने और लीवर की सफाई के लिए चुकंदर का रस, ककड़ी का रस और गाजर के रस को बराबर मात्रा में मिलाये. यह संयोजन आपको पेट और खून की सफाई में भी मदद करता है. खीरे में मौजूद उच्च पानी सामग्री और गाजर में विटामिन सी की उच्च मात्रा मूत्राशय से विषाक्त पदार्थों को बाहर निकालती है.
सिंहपर्णी के पत्ते लीवर का समर्थन, मूत्राशय के कामकाज में सहायता, पित्त उत्सर्जन को बढ़ावा, और विषाक्त पदार्थों को बाहर निकालने में मदद करते हैं. एक कप पानी में एक बड़ा चम्‍मच सिंहपर्णी के पत्तों को मिलाये. फिर इसे अवशोषित करने के‍ लिये पांच मिनट के लिए रख दें. अब इसमें एक चम्‍मच शहद मिलाये. मधुमेह रोगियों को इस उपचार से बचना चाहिए.
पुदीने में टेरपेन नामक प्राकृतिक तत्‍व होता है, जो पित्त से पथरी को घुलाने के लिए जाना जाता है. यह पित्त प्रवाह और अन्य पाचक रस को उत्तेजित करता है, इसलिए यह पाचन में भी सहायक होता है. पित्त की पथरी के लिए घरेलू उपाय के रूप में पुदीने की चाय का इस्‍तेमाल करें.
एक उच्च फाइबर आहार, पित्ताशय की थैली की पथरी के इलाज के लिए बहुत आवश्यक है.  इसबगोल घुलनशील फाइबर का अच्‍छा स्रोत होने के कारण पित्त में कोलेस्ट्रॉल को बांधता है और पथरी के गठन को रोकने में मदद करता है. आप इसे अपने अन्‍य फाइबर युक्त भोजन के साथ या रात को बिस्‍तर पर जाने से पहले एक गिलास पानी के साथ ले सकते हैं.
नींबू का रस
नींबू का रस प्रकृतिक रूप से अम्लीय होने के कारण यह सिरके की तरह कार्य करता है और लीवर में कोलेस्ट्रॉल को बनने से रोकता है. हर रोज खाली पेट चार नींबू का रस लें. इस प्रक्रिया को एक हफ्ते तक अपनाएं. इससे पथरी की समस्या आसानी से दूर हो सकती है.
लाल शिमला मिर्च
2013 में हुए एक अध्ययन के अनुसार, शरीर में भरपूर मात्रा में विटामिन सी पथरी की समस्‍या कम करता है. एक लाल शिमला मिर्च में लगभग 95 मिलीग्राम विटामिन सी होता है, यह मात्रा पथरी को रोकने के लिए काफी होती है. इसलिए अपने आहार में शिमला मिर्च को शामिल करें.
शोधकर्ताओं ने पाया कि 1/2 गिलास वाइन पित्त की पथरी के हमलों को लगभग चालीस प्रतिशत तक कम कर सकता है. इसलिए वाइन के एक गिलास को अपनी दिनचर्या में शमिल करें इससे ज्यादा नहीं.
साबुत अनाज
पानी में घुलनशील फाइबर युक्त खाद्य पदार्थों जैसे साबुत अनाज और अन्य अनाज को अपने आहार में भरपूर मात्रा में शामिल करें. फाइबर कोलेस्ट्रॉल और ट्राइग्लिसराइड के स्तर को कम कर स्वाभाविक रूप से पथरी को बनने से रोकने में मदद करते हैं.

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Gallbladder Removal Surgery - Why Laparoscopy Is A Better Option?

Dr. Bhagyesh Patel 93% (8331 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Gallbladder Removal Surgery - Why Laparoscopy Is A Better Option?

What is Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal Surgery (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy)?

Gallbladder removal is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. Gallbladder removal surgery is usually performed with minimally invasive techniques and the medical name for this procedure is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy or Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal.

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that rests beneath the right side of the liver. Its main purpose is to collect and concentrate a digestive liquid (bile) produced by the liver. Bile is released from the gallbladder after eating, aiding digestion. Bile travels through narrow tubular channels (bile ducts) into the small intestine. Removal of the gallbladder is not associated with any impairment of digestion in most people.

What Causes Gallbladder Problems?

Gallbladder problems are usually caused by the presence of gallstones which are usually small and hard, consisting primarily of cholesterol and bile salts that form in the gallbladder or in the bile duct.

It is uncertain why some people form gallstones but risk factors include being female, prior pregnancy, age over 40 years and being overweight. Gallstones are also more common as you get older and some people may have a family history of gallstones. There is no known means to prevent gallstones.

These stones may block the flow of bile out of the gallbladder, causing it to swell and resulting in sharp abdominal pain, vomiting, indigestion and, occasionally, fever. If the gallstone blocks the common bile duct, jaundice (a yellowing of the skin) can occur.


  1. Ultrasound is most commonly used to find gallstones.
  2. In a few more complex cases, other X-ray test such as a CT scan or a gallbladder nuclear medicine scan may be used to evaluate gallbladder disease.

Gallstones do not go away on their own. Some can be temporarily managed by making dietary adjustments, such as reducing fat intake. This treatment has a low, short-term success rate. Symptoms will eventually continue unless the gallbladder is removed. Treatments to break up or dissolve gallstones are largely unsuccessful.

Surgical removal of the gallbladder is the time-honored and safest treatment of gallbladder disease.

What are the Advantages of Performing Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal?

  1. Rather than a five to seven inch incision, the operation requires only four small openings in the abdomen.
  2. Patients usually have minimal post-operative pain.
  3. Patients usually experience faster recovery than open gallbladder surgery patients.
  4. Most patients go home the same day of the surgery and enjoy a quicker return to normal activities.

Are you a Candidate?

Although there are many advantages to laparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), the procedure may not be appropriate for some patients who have severe complicated gallbladder disease or previous upper abdominal surgery. A thorough medical evaluation by your personal physician, in consultation with a surgeon trained in laparoscopy, can determine if laparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) is an appropriate procedure for you.

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Gallbladder Stones - Laparoscopic Surgery For It!

Dr. Manish K. Gupta 89% (69 ratings)
F.I.A.G.E.S , MNAMS (Membership of The National Academy) (General Surgery), DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Gallbladder Stones - Laparoscopic Surgery For It!

The gallbladder is responsible for storing and releasing bile. This bile aids in digestion by breaking down fat cells. If the gallbladder does not function optimally, small crystals begin to develop within the gallbladder. These are known as gallstones and can range from being the size of a salt crystal to a golf ball. Gallstones can be extremely painful and do not go away on their own. Since the body can function without a gallbladder, a surgeon may advise removing this organ to treat gallstones. This is known as a cholecystectomy. Today, this surgery is usually performed laparoscopically.

What is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?
This surgery is also known as a keyhole surgery. Unlike an open surgery, in this case, the surgeon makes a few small incisions through which instruments may access the gallbladder. The removal of the gallbladder is also done through one of these incisions. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy may also be performed if the gallbladder is inflamed or in the case of pancreatitis. There are a number of advantages to this type of surgery. Most important amongst them is that the patient recovers faster and has less scarring.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Procedure
This surgery is usually performed while the patient is under general anaesthesia. The surgeon begins by making a number of small incisions in the patient’s abdomen. A tube is then inserted into one of the incisions. Carbon dioxide gas is passed through this tube to separate the underlying organs from the abdominal wall. A tiny camera is inserted into another cut. The feed from this camera is displayed on a large monitor. Clips are sued to cut off the arteries and ducts servicing the gallbladder. The gallbladder is them cut free and pulled out of the abdomen through one of the incisions. During the surgery, special x-rays may also be used to check for gallstones lodged in the bile ducts. The incisions will then be stitched and dressed. In most cases, patients may go home on the same day.

Recovery from Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
This surgery has a high success rate and is considered relatively safe. However, there are some risks associated with the procedure. These include:

  1. Allergic reaction to anaesthesia
  2. Bleeding or clotting of blood
  3. Infections
  4. Increased heart rate
  5. Injury to the small intestine or bile duct

Recovering from a gallbladder removal surgery usually takes a week. Unless there are any complications, extended hospitalization is not required. In the first few days after the surgery, patients may experience slight diarrhoea. Patients are advised to walk but should avoid lifting weights. Special antibacterial soaps should be used while bathing to avoid the onset of infections. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Different Gastrointestinal Problems In Women

Dr. Kunal Das 92% (10 ratings)
DM - Gastroenterology, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Gastroenterologist, Noida
Different Gastrointestinal Problems In Women

The gastrointestinal system starts from the oral cavity and ends at the anus where undigested food is eliminated from the body. The esophagus, small intestine, large intestine and rectum along with organs like salivary glands, pancreas, liver and the gall bladder are all part of the gastrointestinal system. The gastrointestinal problems affect women differently than men. The symptoms which are observed in women are different than the symptoms observed in men. Some of the major areas where the women’s gastrointestinal system works differently than men’s are in the stomach, esophagus, colon and other areas.

The process of emptying food from the stomach seems to be slower in women than in men which can be the reason why women experience nausea and bloating more than men. Another problem which affects women more than men is gastritis which causes inflammation of the stomach. Patients often take aspirin-like compounds as a quick solution for reducing the inflammation; however, this may lead to irritation in the stomach lining which can eventually lead to ulcers. Consulting a doctor is therefore advised before taking any step.

Esophagus is another organ which works differently for men and women. For women, especially premenopausal women, the muscle squeezes shut strenuously to make sure that the stomach juices and food stay in the stomach. Women tend to have heartburn more often than men; however, women are less likely to damage their esophagus in comparison to men.

Gallbladder Issues in Women
The process of emptying from the gallbladder is also slower in women than in men. Men are less likely to develop gallstones than women. The problem of developing gallstones is often heightened for women who are pregnant. This is usually the reason why more women develop gallstones after pregnancy. There are a number of symptoms which indicate a gallbladder disease. Any pain in the upper abdominal after eating or nausea and vomiting can indicate the risk of gallbladder diseases.

Liver and Small Intestine Issues
For the liver and small intestine, women secrete different enzymes than men. Enzymes from the liver and small intestines help in breaking down any medications they take, in the body. Since the enzymes work differently for both men and women, women handle the medications differently which either has little or too much effect on them. So patients must consult their doctors before starting any medication.

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