Can I control the frequency of gallstone attacks?

Yes, you can help to control the frequency of gallstone attacks with change in diet. The only definitive treatment is surgery. However, there are other dietary and medical ways to manage gallstones. A high fiber, low fat diet with lots of water intake can help. Losing weight slowly without fasting has shown to be helpful as well. Daily CCK has shown to prevent acalculous stones. Finally, there is oral dissolution therapy available in the form of ursodiol or chenodiol.

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Your gallbladder contains digestive fluids that help you process foods that you eat. When these fluids harden they are call gallstones. Gallstones range in size from smaller than a grain of sand to golf ball size. Gallstones might ...

not cause any symptoms. If you experience sudden pain in the upper right part of your abdomen or in the center of your abdomen, pain in your right shoulder or back pain between your shoulders, you may have gallstones that need medical attention.

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