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Gallstones – Prevention

June 9, 2021


Suppose you want to know how to prevent gallstones. In that case, there are several lifestyle changes based on regulating the digestive process that you can make to reduce the risk. People who are overweight or obese have a high risk of developing gallstones as the body struggles to break down the excess food. Losing weight and then maintaining the weight loss can lower your risk of developing gallstones. That leads us onto dieting. When people diet or lose weight, many don't stick to a regular meal schedule or skip meals. Not eating regularly also affects your digestive process and can also raise your risk of developing gallstones. Similarly, it is becoming increasingly common today for people to try different weight loss approaches, including various types of fasting. However, this can also be a trigger for developing gallstones. Likewise, gallstones can develop if you lose too much weight too quickly. If you are trying to lose weight, you should be aiming for a slow and steady weight loss of no more than one to two pounds per week to reduce the risk of gallstones developing. A big issue today when it comes to digestive health is the lack of fiber in most people's diets. The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends that on average, adults should eat between 22 to 34 grams of fiber per day. A lack of fiber affects your digestive system's performance level and often not enough fiber in your diet can also cause gallstones to form.

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