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Foods to Avoid for Gallbladder Pain

Gallbladder inflammation if often related to food allergies, according to Dr. James Breneman.  Remove the following foods (in order of importance) when faced with a gallbladder attack or in cases of gallbladder disease:

  • Eggs
  • Pork
  • Onions
  • Fowl
  • Milk
  • Coffee
  • Oranges
  • Corn
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Apples
  • Tomatoes

While most gallstones are asymptomatic, patients can experience a “gallstone attack” or biliary colic.  This pain can even be experienced in patients who have had their gallbladder removed.  Often the pain is characterized by sudden and severe right-upper-quadrant pain accompanied by nausea and vomiting, occurring postprandially and lasting one to four hours. However gallbladder pain can refer to other areas, which can make diagnosis tricky. Acute or chronic cholecystitis may also occur in association with gallstones.  It is important to see a practitioner if one is having an attack to get an accurate diagnosis.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be helpful during acute attacks and for support in terms of chronic conditions.  Getting the right care for the appropriate stage is critical.

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