Bit worried...

Discussion in 'Lighter Life Forum' started by SweetySuperstar, 16 October 2008 Social URL.

  1. SweetySuperstar

    SweetySuperstar Full Member

    Posts:
    280
    Likes Received:
    9
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Diet:
    LighterLife
    Hello peeps,

    I was reading the paper today round at my mum's and there was an article about Fern Britton and her gastric band. So anyway, at the end of the article it said the pros and cons of having a gastric band. In this it said, and I quote :airquote: Anyone who loses weight quickly - for any reason - is at risk of gallstones. The lack of food causes the gall bladder to contract less frequently, causing stones to form.:airquote:

    So I wanted to ask, especially of those of you who have done LL for some time now, have you yourself or anyone you know on the programme had such issues?? My sis in law had gall stones about 18 months ago (not thru weight loss) and she really really suffered with them, eventually having to have 2 ops, 1 to remove, and 1 to treat linked complications a year later!! I would NOT like to go thru what she did...

    Any words of advice guys??
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. ZoBo

    ZoBo Silver Member

    Posts:
    623
    Likes Received:
    22
    Start Weight:
    11st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    It is common for people who have gastric surgery to have their gallbladder removed as part of the operation. To stop the risk of getting gallstones.
    As you're losing weight quickly on this diet too I would say that you would be more at risk of getting them. But I thought they just whipped out the gallbladder as soon as you had any problems?
     
  4. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

    Posts:
    9,908
    Likes Received:
    343
    Start Weight:
    258lb
    Current Weight:
    228lb
    Goal Weight:
    168lb
    Lost(%):
    30lb(11.63%)
    Diet:
    cambridge
    Hi Sweety

    I have heard of a VERY few people who had trouble - or it was thought ot be gall stones - but never heard much more from them about it so whether it truly turned out to be that - ot something else - I don;t know.

    Way I saw it - being obese had more serious risks.

    Try not to worry. Ususally those things affect a smaller percentage then our minds might imagine.

    XX
     
  5. SweetySuperstar

    SweetySuperstar Full Member

    Posts:
    280
    Likes Received:
    9
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Diet:
    LighterLife

    Thanks, BL, for putting things into perspective - you are soooo right!!! Being obese or morbidly obese as I was has waaaaay more risks than having to have your gall bladder out.... I will worry no more!! Thanks again xx
     
  6. *Tia*

    *Tia* Silver Member

    Posts:
    534
    Likes Received:
    2
    Diet:
    Lighter Life Total
    My friend has just finished LL and got Gallstones! think there is a chance but like BL said the risk of obesity on ur health is worse!
     
  7. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

    Posts:
    9,908
    Likes Received:
    343
    Start Weight:
    258lb
    Current Weight:
    228lb
    Goal Weight:
    168lb
    Lost(%):
    30lb(11.63%)
    Diet:
    cambridge
    :eek: 13 pounds in your first week! :D

    You ROCK Slim! :D

    Well DONE! :) :)
     
  8. roundrachel

    roundrachel Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,030
    Likes Received:
    64
    Diet:
    Lighter Life
    My dad was overweight and had gallstones (107 in total!) as a result of his fatty diet so I guess you can't win either way. If you're going to get them then you'll get them. I've never heard of anyone on LL having them so try not to worry about it.
    As BL says, being obese is far more life threatening than gallstones!
     
  9. minime

    minime Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,453
    Likes Received:
    165
    I was at docs tonight to get my form signed and he had nothing but praise for the programme, he said he has quite a few patients on LL and not one of them has had any probs as a result of LL. So I'd stick with it hun, worry about it if it becomes a problem.
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...