Signs and Causes of Gallstones

Prevention

The precise reason for the imbalance in the concentration of cholesterol and bilirubin in the gallbladder isn’t clear to experts. So, preventing the occurrence of gallstones may require that you keep your cholesterol and bilirubin levels in check. Certain lifestyle changes can help significantly lower the risk of developing gallstones. For example, when you stick to your regular meal pattern without skipping meals, the chances of your developing gallstones become reduced. Other lifestyle changes that might help include:

  • If you intend to lose weight, you would like to take it more slowly than rapidly. An increased risk of gallstones has been found in people who follow a rapid weight loss routine. Some experts suggest losing weight at the rate of no more than 1 kg per week.
  • Vegetables and fruits can help your diet improve your chances. These foods are known for their high fiber content, suspected to reduce the risk for gallstones.
  • You would like to engage in more sports and exercise if you’re overweight or obese. Sedentary people, as well as obese people, have been linked to high risks of developing gallstones. So, go out more frequently and burn the calories out. [5]

Reference:

[1] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallstones/symptoms-causes/syc-20354214

[2] https://www.healthline.com/health/gallstones

[3] https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/gallstones

[4] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallstones/symptoms-causes/syc-20354214

[5] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallstones/symptoms-causes/syc-20354214