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Sharp weight loss leads to the development of cholelithiasis

 
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19 April 2012, 10:38

People who want to lose weight should not do it very quickly to prevent possible negative consequences. Rapid parting with excess kilograms can lead to the formation of gallstones and the development of cholelithiasis, says the journalist The Daily Mail Jane Alexander.

According to her statement, for 30 years she tried almost all existing diets, although the effect was always the same - heavily lost pounds in a couple of months returned. However, a year and a half ago she managed to lose weight by 25 kilograms, giving up meat and alcohol. In return, almost 90 she began to weigh 63.5 kilograms.

In addition, the first 20 kilograms disappeared in just a few months. She was able to wear clothes 3 sizes smaller. However, difficulties soon began: in consequence of severe pain in the abdomen, the lady had to call an ambulance. The doctor's diagnosis shocked her: it turns out that stones appeared in her gallbladder. Ultrasound demonstrated three formations - one centimeter in diameter each. The doctor explained that the premise for the appearance of stones could be rapid weight loss.

It turns out during the diet often there is an imbalance between the salts of bile acids and cholesterol. In case of glut of bile with cholesterol, crystals appear, which then become stones.

To minimize the risk of gallstones, several restrictions must be observed. Namely, you should not drop more than 1.5 kilograms weekly. To lose weight, it is enough to reduce your diet by 500 calories per day, combining such a diet with constant physical exercise

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