Gallbladder and Digestive Enzymes
Digestive enzymes after gallbladder surgery
Should I take digestive enzymes after surgery? – Taking these enzymes after having your gallbladder removed will aid the body in the digestion of fats. The lipase enzyme which exact function is to break down dietary fats and oils is one of four primary digestive enzymes (proteolytic or protease, amylase, lipase and cellulase) that can be especially helpful in easing the pain and discomfort that can be associated with eating a meal high in fat content after gallbladder surgery. In fact, many who have had their gallbladder taken out have found it to be beneficial as well as necessary to take digestive enzymes for the rest of their life.
Can enzymes help with gallbladder problems?
Digestive enzymes will share the work load of the liver and pancreas when you eat food that is high in fat and/or has no enzymes present (cooked food). This can make a big difference in quality of life especially if you have had your gallbladder removed. If still have your gallbladder, do everything in your power to keep it. You have been born with a gallbladder for a reason. If the gallbladder is full of stones (cholesterol), a simple cleanse/flush consisting of olive oil, lemon juice and epsom salts can be done to completely remove the stones and save your gallbladder. This is a natural home remedy and is completely safe.
Weight loss after gallbladder removal
Those that have had trouble with gallstones and those that have had their gallbladder removed have probably noticed they can’t eat high oil and fatty meals without pain and discomfort. Without a gallbladder to store extra bile in, the liver has to work overtime to produce enough bile for proper digestion. Weight loss and even sometimes weight gain can happen after the gallbladder is removed because many people have found that they must adjust their diet to compensate for the lower capabilities of the metabolism to digest fats and to avoid stomach pain flair ups.