Gastroenterology 5 Ways to Prevent Stones in Gallbladder


The Gallbladder is one of the essential organs of the human body, which helps to digest fat and nutrients from the food we eat. Gallbladder stones can form due to a number of reasons, but usually, it occurs when the cholesterol level in bile becomes high. Other reasons include biliary tract infections, blood disorders, etc.

Hence, it is important to take care of your body and prevent gallbladder stones from getting formed.

The following ways provide information on how to do so:-

1.Avoiding fatty foods:

High cholesterol comes out as a major factor in the formation of gallbladder stones. Hence, it is important to minimize the intake of food items with high cholesterol levels such as meat, cakes, cream etc.

2.Weight loss:

If your BMI falls under the category of ‘overweight’ or ‘obese’, gradually bringing it down to ‘healthy’ will prove to be beneficial. Reducing weight includes reducing body fat which eventually leads to reducing the risk of gallstones.

3.Eating a balanced diet:

The consumption of a diet that consists of all the essential nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals) will help in maintaining good physical health and proper body weight, which will eventually help in preventing the formation of gallbladder stones.

4.Daily exercise:

Indulging in outdoor activities and practicing Yoga daily will help keep the body healthy, leading to minimizing the risk.

5.Taking medication for prevention:

There are certain medicines and treatments for preventing gallstones for people at higher risk. These medications can be taken, but only after consulting a practicing doctor.

To know more about gallbladder prevention and treatment book an appointment with Dr.Abhijit Gotkhinde at Ultra Care Clinic, Pune.