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Are there special limitations for people who have had their Gall Bladder removed? What if their Spleen was also removed earlier?
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posted at 1/7/2013 1:38 PM CST
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Are there special limitations for people who have had their Gall Bladder removed? What if their Spleen was also removed earlier?

Re: Diets

posted at 1/7/2013 4:32 PM CST
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In Response to Diets:
Are there special limitations for people who have had their Gall Bladder removed? What if their Spleen was also removed earlier?
Posted by jhdnso5


There isn't a set diet that is recommended for anyone who has had their gallbladder removed as the diet guidelines vary depending on the individual. I'm not familiar with any particular diet needed for those who have had their spleen removed.

The gallbladder collects bile, a fluid that is produced by the liver, and releases it when you eat to aid the breakdown and absorption of fat. Between meals, bile collects in the gallbladder and is concentrated. When the gallbladder is removed, bile is less concentrated and it drains continuously into the intestine. This affects digestion of fat and fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E and K).


After the removal of the gallbladder, the body will often adjust to be able to handle fatty foods more effectively.
 General advice for avoiding problems after gallbladder removal include:
·         Eat small, frequent meals and snacks.
·         Limit fat intake. Read labels and aim for foods with less than three grams of fat or less per serving. 

I would recommend meeting with your local Hy-Vee dietitian to discuss further more individualized advice.

Re: Diets

posted at 8/26/2013 10:32 AM CDT
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Hi, 

I have read an article about your concern regarding the diet for the person whose spleen was removed. A clear liquid diet is typically prescribed by doctors after surgery to support nutrition and energy for patients when they are unable to tolerate regular foods. Some examples of acceptable clear liquids include fat-free broth, soups, ice pops, gelatin, hard candy and various fruit juices without pulp. However this diet is not an adequate source of calories and essential nutrients. It should not be used for more than five days unless under the supervision of a health-care provider. Eventually, regular foods may be consumed again in your diet as tolerated. Nonetheless, it is still best to consult a registered dietitian for a full list of acceptable foods for the condition.


-Rosetta

Re: Diets

posted at 10/2/2014 3:10 AM CDT
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Well it is really difficult to say anything about it.
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