Gastroenterology

Cholecystitis: how to avoid aggravation of the winter holidays?

New Year and Christmas holidays – is not only deserved rest period, but also a test for our body. After these few days we eat lots of different foods and beverages, including alcohol, which can not but affect the health. That is because there is a risk of exacerbation of chronic diseases, one of which – cholecystitis.

Exacerbated cholecystitis

Cholecystitis – an inflammation of the gall bladder, which is often a complication of cholelithiasis. Quite common is chronic cholecystitis, with periods of exacerbation, which provoke the following factors:

  1. Excessive consumption of fat, smoked, pickled food.
  2. Overeating.
  3. Alcohol abuse.
  4. Stress.
  5. Food allergies.
  6. The diet in which no fiber and plant fiber.

From this we can conclude that endless feast festive and fatty foods and excessive alcohol consumption are the main causes of exacerbation of chronic cholecystitis. So if you know about your problem, better to limit yourself otherwise it will be too late.

Symptoms of acute cholecystitis

If exacerbation still can not avoid it “inform” about themselves following symptoms:

  • abdominal pain, particularly acute pronounced right under the ribs;
  • weakness;
  • slight fever;
  • diarrhea;
  • bitter taste in the mouth;
  • nausea and vomiting, which can be mixed with bile;
  • heartburn;
  • bloating;
  • itching due to bile stasis;
  • irritability;
  • increased fatigue.

What an exacerbation of cholecystitis?

Usually, if not the first manifestation of the disease, people know about the issue and to get to recognize the symptoms of an exacerbation. If the pain is very intense and feel bad, immediately seek medical attention. The doctor will prescribe painkillers and further medication.

Great importance in the fight against a cholecystitis diet. Under severe exacerbations when there are symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, there is generally not recommended. Then you switch to diet foods, do not eat fried, smoked, pickled, sour. The best cooking in steam, boil or simmer. Should eat 4-5 times a day but small portions, in any case not to overeat. Alcohol during treatment to completely eliminate, and later use it in very limited quantities. In acute cholecystitis should drink plenty of fluids, but in small portions.

If the disease is very acute, you may need to remove the gallbladder.

Prevention of cholecystitis during holidays

So, given the causes aggravation of the disease, its attack completely avoidable if control their actions in the holiday period. In any case not to overeat, to abuse alcohol, eat fatty, smoked, bad food. Chronic cholecystitis provides constant control over themselves and their feeding behavior. Allowing a “rest”, you can get a gift “under the Christmas tree” severe exacerbation, the consequences for a long time and expensive to treat. So be careful and cautious, you know about their problems and consider them during the long-awaited holidays.