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Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Gallstone Risk: Study

Posted 6 days ago by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 – The quick weight loss that occurs after bariatric surgery seems to have an unintended consequence – a greater risk of gallstones, a new study suggests. The rapid loss of pounds was linked to a 10-fold increase in the hospital admissions for pancreatitis, gallstones and other gallbladder conditions. "Gallstones are quite common in post-bariatric surgery patients. ...

Health Tip: Recognize Symptoms of Gallstones

Posted 16 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that form in the gallbladder. The gallbladder contains a fluid called bile that is released in the small intestine to aid digestion. Gallstones can vary from the size of a grain of sand to that of a golf ball, the Mayo Clinic says. Some gallstones are small enough to be passed without symptoms. However, if there's significant pain or ...

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?

Posted 7 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 – Gallbladder removal may not always necessary for gallstone pancreatitis, a new study suggests. Gallstone pancreatitis occurs when one or more gallstones gets stuck in a duct in the pancreas. This blocks pancreatic enzymes from leaving the pancreas and traveling to the small intestine to aid in digestion. When those enzymes back up into the pancreas, it causes inflammation ...

Health Tip: Health Risks of Childhood Obesity

Posted 29 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Obesity among children can lead to numerous health problems now and for many years to come. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says obese children are at greater risk of developing: High blood pressure and high cholesterol. Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and impaired fasting glucose. Asthma, sleep apnea and other breathing problems. Pain and discomfort of the joints and ...

Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

Posted 18 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 – People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests. In a group of more than one-quarter million U.S. adults, researchers found those with a history of gallstones were 17 percent more likely to develop heart disease over the next few decades. Gallstones and heart disease share ...

Rural Hospitals Often Safer, Cheaper for Common Surgeries: Study

Posted 17 May 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 – Having a commonplace surgery – such as a gallbladder removal – may be safer when done in a rural hospital compared to a suburban or city hospital, a new study finds. "This study gives credence to what rural surgeons long suspected – that well-done rural surgery is safe and cost-effective," study author Dr. Tyler Hughes said in a University of Michigan news release. ...

Patients Have Many Options When Faced With Gallbladder Disease

Posted 23 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 – It's only a tiny, bile-producing sac tucked behind your liver, but if your gallbladder goes awry it can spell big health troubles. In fact, more than 725,000 Americans undergo surgery to treat gallbladder disease each year, say a team of experts reporting July 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine. So what to do when gallbladder trouble – either an inflamed ...

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