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If I've had gallstones, how can I prevent more from forming?

There is not much patients can do to prevent developing more gallstones once they begin to form, and medications to control symptoms are rarely effective. Some physicians advocate limiting fat intake, increasing dietary fiber, exercising regularly and losing weight to prevent symptoms from becoming a nuisance, but such measures have not been proved in clinical trials to be useful.

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