Can gallbladder problems affect your alcohol tolerance?

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hello!

I have gallstones which only bother me periodically however I was in hospital a couple of months ago as I had episodes over several days & my liver function test results were not good. so they improved, I was discharged as far as I'm aware it's all back to normal (just waiting patiently for the next stone to pass!).

However I've noticed over the last while that my face has started flushing whenever I drink alcohol. at first I thought it was just wine & being warm but even cider seems to do it.

obviously I googled it & it mentions alcohol Intolerance but it seems to be something you're born with & I'm late 30s & never noticed this before . so I didn't know if it was connected to the gallbladder issues or not.

(I'd like to add I am not a heavy drinker)

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    Hi ... You will probably need to have your gallbladder removed. It is really important that you are careful with your diet, no fats of any kind. When I was waiting for a date to have my GB removed my doctor rang me one evening. She said to me she thought it would be a good idea if I avoided drinking in the evening. I told her that I didn't drink at all and for her that was a big clue that my gallbladder was diseased as my liver was becoming like cirrohsis, (sorry about spelling) as if I were a big alcohol drinker. Water should be your tipple. I had some really nasty episodes before my GB was removed in 2015 - very painful indeed. My diet was very reduced and I did lose a lot of weight then (not a bad thing). I know they (doctors) say you can live without your gallbladder, and yes you can, but it does have an important role to play within the body. In a nutshell: drink plenty of water and avoid ALL fats - no pizza, cheese, fatty meat etc. etc.

    Sending you very best wishes.

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      I hate to tell you guys but our bodies don't need a gallbladder. once it is diseased with stones or sludge it becomes more of a problem. I have no gallbladder and I am doing great. you need it removed. good luck.

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      I agree that once your gallbladder is diseased there's no other route, at the moment anyway, but to have it removed. What I was saying was that the gallbladder does has specific important work to do - for me now without a gallbladder I suffer chronic diarrhea and my op was in 2015. However, compared to the pain of a gallstone attacks I really had no choice but to have it removed.

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      thank you for your reply, I am waiting for an appointment to see a specialist about getting it removed

      Nothing really sets my off, it's a bit random, so while i'll start with good intentions I start slipping cause its months between attacks. stupid i know.

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      It's a shame if you are intent on gall bladder removal rather than dissolving them provided you have cholesterol stones . Read up on the Urso and you may still keep your gall bladder?

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      When my gallbladder first began playing up I had no idea what it was, nor did I make much of it as the pain back then was not that bad, nor did it last long. However, about 18 months before I had my op if I had anything fatty the pain was becoming unbearable ( I've given birth to two children and towards the end the pain for me was far worse than that). I would say, if you only get pains now and then it would be worth your while to research a bit, change your diet (you will get used to it), drink lots of water and see where that takes you. Best wishes to you

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    Definitely Yes. I used to have a glass of wine at Christmas, cant now and yes it does make your face flush, well at least mine does. I cannot be sure that is definitely the Gall Bladder because it could be the Liver as they are joined but what your describing is true.

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    As you get older you get more wisdom in respect that you realize your health is THE most important thin any one or any living thing possesses. Lets face it without it we are in deep trouble. As regards drinking it is a good thing that if a person realizes that moderation in all things benefits all and sundry and that means you we are better off by far by doing things

    in a mediocre fashion...... There are some things that we can't get enough of but drinking is most definitely not one of them apart from of course water.

    Regards gallstones of cholesterol type....... if Ursodeoxycholic acid tablets suit an individual they will dissolve gall stones and they are given to patients with types of cirrhosis under close supervision. It is well worth researching that acid which has numerous scientific input on the net. It saved me having to have my gall bladder removed....

    It is surprising however that even among so called experts who are spoken about on the internet regarding the taking of Urso in quite a few posts..... It's well worth seeing discussions by people with experience of Urso and their findings.

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