Dr. Shalin Dubey
DIET AFTER GALL BLADDER REMOVAL SURGERY
Although there isn't a set post gallbladder removal diet, the following tips may help minimize problems with bloating and diarrhoea after you've had your gallbladder taken out.
1. Go Easy on the Fat:
Avoid high-fat foods, fried and greasy foods, and fatty sauces and gravies for at least a week after surgery. Instead, choose fat-free or low-fat foods.
2. Increase Your Dietary Fibre:
This can help normalize bowel movements. Add soluble fiber, such as oats and barley, to your diet. Increase the amount of fiber slowly, such as over several weeks, because too much fiber at first can make gas and cramping worse.
Consider adding these gas-producing foods back into your diet slowly:
· Whole grain bread
· Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage
3. Eat Smaller, More-Frequent Meals:
This ensures better mixing with the bile. A healthy meal should include small amounts of lean protein, such as poultry, fish or fat-free dairy, along with vegetables, fruits and whole grains.
4. Avoid Spicy foods:
Foods that contain capsaicin, the active ingredient in hot peppers, chillies, can irritate your stomach lining. This can cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
5. Add foods Back into Your Diet Gradually:
For the first few days after surgery, stick with clear liquids, broths, semi solid foods. After that, gradually add more solid foods back into your diet. Re-introducing things too quickly can lead to diarrhoea, cramping and bloating
You may also try limiting these foods:
· Dairy products like whole milk, ice cream, full-fat cheese, cream.
· Very sweet foods.
· Foods that are high in fat include like ghee, butter, dalda.
· Meats like beef, bacon, pork, lamb, veal, salami.
· Hot dogs, junk food.
· Processed baked goods such as cookies, pastries, and cakes.