How to Treat Diarrhea After Gallbladder Surgery

One big question I hear from people is “how do I treat diarrhea after gallbladder surgery?”   And, truthfully, it’s different for everyone. For some, taking Cholestyramine (or it’s equivalent)  daily is all they need.  For others it may be a combination of Cholestyramine and diet.  For others all of the above plus time. If you’ve […]

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Cholestyramine, Questran, Prevalite, Colestid

Cholestyramine (Questran®) and Colestipol (Colestid®) are bile acid sequestrants—a class of drugs that binds bile acids, prevents their re-absorption from the digestive system, and reduces cholesterol levels. Cholestyramine and Colestipol are two of many drugs used to lower cholesterol levels in people with high cholesterol. One side effect produced by these bile acid sequestrants is […]

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When Gallbladder Surgery Changed My Life

I’ve been through this scenario before. My wife and I were on a plane on the runway and it seemed like it was taking forever to take off……our plane was in a long line of planes taking off. All of a sudden I had that “urge” feeling I get when I had to go and […]

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Gallbladder Removal Complications

Having your Gallbladder removed is a common procedure and often goes very well for most people.  Having said that, anytime you undergo an abdominal surgery (or any surgery) this gives a shock to your body. In most cases the changes are temporary and will improve after a few weeks after the surgery. One of the […]

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