Gallstones 2

Thursday, July 25, 2013

There is no sure way to prevent gallstones. But you can reduce your risk of forming gallstones that can cause symptoms. Dr. Edward Hill explains how in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

There is no sure way to prevent gallstones. But you can reduce your risk of forming gallstones that can cause symptoms.

Maintain a healthy weightStay close to a healthy weight. If you need to lose weight, do so slowly and sensibly. When you lose weight by dieting and then you gain weight back again, you increase your risk for gallstones, especially if you are a woman.

Eat regular, balanced mealsTry not to skip meals. Eat on a regular schedule. And eat meals that contain some fat. This can help prevent gallstones. And be sure to often have servings of foods that contain calcium. Limit saturated fat and foods high in cholesterol. Lower your risk of gallstones by eating more high fiber food and less meat and carbohydrates.

Exercise regularlyIf you exercise more, you may be able to reduce your risk for gallstones. Exercise is also an effective way to help you stay close to a healthy weight and lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.