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Gallbladder Removal Surgeries Were Safe in Kids
With obesity on the rise, doctors are seeing a rising number of children with gallstones who need a surgical fix. New research suggests these surgeries are safe.
Skipping the Antibiotics After Surgery
It's true that any kind of surgery, including gallbladder removal, can increase the risk of infection. But that doesn't mean patients always need to take antibiotics afterward.
More Pounds Means More Risk of Stones
Gallstones can be incredibly painful, especially if a person regularly gets them. While overweight individuals are more prone to get gallstones, it has not been clear if being overweight is what causes them.
Hormone Therapy Patients Have More Surgeries
To ensure hormone levels stay balanced and regulate the body, women who hit menopause may start hormone therapy. But menopause hormone therapies are not without risk.
Obese Youth Likelier to Have Gallstones
As children's waistlines continue to grow across the U.S., so do their chances of getting gallstones.
Obesity, diabetes, and an overall unhealthy diet can put people at risk for both kidney stones and gallstones. Now, it seems the link between these two types of painful stones involves more than the risk factors they share.