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Study: Obese patients are more prone to gallstones.. Healthy ways to lose excess weight



A person with a high body mass index (BMI) is at increased risk of developing gallstones and bile duct stones. Obesity makes a person more susceptible to many diseases including heart disease, diabetes and fatty liver.


A study published in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases found that people who are overweight are at a greater risk of developing gallstones, especially women.


According to the study, people who are obese have a higher level of cholesterol in their bile, and some studies have also shown that people who have more weight around the waist are more likely to get gallstones than those who carry a lot of fat around the hips and thighs.


Body mass index (BMI) is defined as weight in kilograms divided by height in square centimeters, a measure of body fat that applies to humans, and results range from underweight to obese.


How do you mitigate risks?

According to experts, you cannot control gallbladder problems, but you can work on the factors that may lead to these problems. One effective way is to lose extra kilograms to reduce the risk of developing gallstones or bile duct stones. Here are some effective ways that can help you On weight loss as prescribed by the British National Health Service (NHS):


Make sure to eat breakfast that is rich in all the essential nutrients.

Eat your meals at regular times throughout the day to help burn calories at a faster rate.

Include plenty of fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, and low in calories and fat.

Exercising regularly to burn fat.

Drink plenty of water as people sometimes tend to confuse thirst with hunger.

Eat small amounts of food and eat them slowly.

Eat some sweets every now and then to avoid food cravings.

Avoid storing junk food at home.

Pay attention to and plan your meals to avoid gaining weight.

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