Had gallbladder removal surgery back on june 3 2009 have gained 10 pounds and, eat healthier now than before surgery. How do I loose weight, am very aggrivated. Still have problems with nausea, and bloating, taking meds daily.What else can I do to help my problems?
Some people do gain weight after gallbladder surgery, but no one seems to know why. About the only way to lose the weight would be an increase in exercise and following a low fat diet. Many people find they can't process fats the way they did before surgery and it can lead to general problems with digestion.
My GB was removed in May '09 and I have also gained 10 lbs. I am a runner that averages 12 miles a week and am very diligent about what I eat and how much. I have looked this up a million times and there really are not answers. I wish the medical community would acknowledge that weight gain after this surgery is in fact very common. It is quite depressing, I know.
I had my GB out March 8, 2010. My theory on the weight gain is very simple. You can eat once again without getting sick.
I was told to go on a low fat diet after surgery. I went back to normal food without a problem. About a week ago I went on a lowfat diet to try and lose some weight and I have have been having diarrha daily.
Ive been having the weight gain issue as well. I had the Gb removed in Aug 2011 and its now Jan 1st 2012. I have gained 10 lbs in that time. My diet hasn't changed at all but ive noticed that I cant eat as much as I was able to before the surgery. My current theory is that since the Gb helped to break down food and since that isn't happening anymore, could it be possible that my system isn't absorbing as many nutrients and going into survival mode and saving fat stores?
i lost 102 pounds and then had m gallbladder out in january. havent been able to lose weight since. i am up and down. cant get under 210. i workout 2-3 hours...A DAY! I count my calories. i dont eat junk food. dont even drink soda. walked 17 miles last weekend and gained 3 pounds the day after! wtf! i'm so depressed. i wanted to reach my goal by december and havent lost **** so far this year. i weighed 210 christmas. am currently 213.2 pounds. was 213.4 pounds last friday. big whoopee for all i do i should be losing. even cut the grass for 4 friggin hours...and lost NOTHING! yes, i weigh myself daily ...i do so out of fear i will gain more than 4 pounds in a day. i gained 8 pounds in a day once and had congestive heart failure
That may be so of some people. I was suffering from no weight loss or weight gain for the whole time my gallstones were attacking me. It did not matter that I did a fitness model workout and ate like a rabbit. I discovered that during the whole entire time I had a vitamin k deficiency, since my gallbladder was not working correctly. I ate kale, asparagus, and any dark green leaf you can imagine to get my vitamin k up. My gallbladder is now gone and even after the doctor said I can eat anything, I do not. I still maintain my lean meats and vegetable diet. The only difference is that I had to limit my exercise for the last two months because I just had my surgery at the end of May. My cardio is still the same but I am using my own body weight versus weights. For the last month, I have been gaining weight. I believe the problem lies with the nutrients you get from good fats your body can not break them down and this impacts weight loss. Your body is starving of fat nutrients that are important for brain function and many other important functions in the body. Hence, your body holds on to fat or stores fat because it is starving. Bile salts produced by the gallbladder are supposed to break down these fats that give vitamin k, d, e, a etc. Your gallbladder is now gone so the question is can the liver do this? I do not think so because we would not have a gallbladder. I believe finding a specialist that deals with gallbladder problems is the key. I am still looking because the saddest thing in the world is working hard to be fit and healthy and your own body works against you rendering your efforts useless. If not figured out this can cause further medical issues that will lead to more medical problems. Good for medical and pharmaceutical companies but not for patients who are desperate for a solution.
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