How Does Having No Gall Bladder Affect Someone When They Drink Alcohol?


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  • Does not having a gal bladder affect your alcohol tolerance?
Although doctors do not claim that having your gall bladder removed will affect your tolerance to alcohol, many people state that after gall bladder surgery they find they cannot drink as much as they did before the surgery. This may simply be that most patients may not drink much alcohol, if any, around the time of their operation and the resistance to alcohol that builds up over the years lessens. Most patients have time away from alcohol due to the sickness beforehand and the necessary recovery time after the surgery.

It is best to talk to your doctor regarding the subject of drinking alcohol after surgery as every patient is different and everyone will react differently to alcohol. If you find that your tolerance to alcohol is much lower than it once was this may be a sign that you should simply drink less.

  • What is a gallbladder?
Your gallbladder is a small organ located above your stomach and aids with the digestion of fat and bile. Humans can easily live without their gallbladder and most people will not even notice any change to their life if it is removed. Gallstones and gallbladder disease are common reasons for the removal of the gallbladder.

  • What are gallstones?
Gallstones are crystalline stones formed in the gallbladder due to the bile that collects there. The stones collect in the gallbladder but can pass onto other parts of the biliary tract. They can lead to infection and inflammation of surrounding areas and can even lead to life threatening circumstances.

The size of gallstones varies from the size of a grain of sand to the size of a golf ball. There may be one large stone in the gallbladder or many small stones. Gallstones are sometimes known as 'silent stones' as they can be present in the gallbladder for a long time before they are noticed.
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Anonymous answered
Drinking alcohol after a cholecystectomy should not have a negative effect on most people. However, some individuals experience loose stools after their gallbladders are removed, possibly due to the constant flow of bile into the intestine. Alcohol can also lead to diarrhea, drinking may compound the problem of cholecystectomy-related diarrhea in certain people regardless of your age difference.

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