No gall bladder - suggestions for supplements?
January 10, 2011 8:59 PM Subscribe
Ten years after gall bladder removal surgery... I can't process fats and have difficulty with alcohol. Have any of you had luck with treatments like taking bile salts or other "gall bladder support" meds following gall bladder removal?
posted by intoxicate to health & fitness (21 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I had my gall bladder removed when I was 19. I am now 31 and still have trouble whenever I eat fatty foods or drink alcohol. (Trouble = stomach cramping and diarrhea for ~8-24h.) Have any of you treated these symptoms successfully? There are a number of over-the-counter supplements that purport to support gall bladder function, such as Vitaganic's Gall Bladder Health Advanced Supplement and EnzMedicines' LypoGold. Any experience with these or others like them?
I know I will never be able to eat a typical American diet (and I wouldn't want to anyway). But I would love to have a piece of pizza once in a while without getting sick.