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Gallbladder Health: Patient Education (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So, how can we help our patients? What should we educate them about their gallbladder health? Well, maintaining a healthy way is the best place to start, pretty much for everything, but we know if they're not obese or overweight, they're gonna have lower cholesterol levels.

    00:15 One thing to avoid? Rapid weight loss.

    00:18 Remember, 1-2 pounds a week is a healthy pace for losing weight.

    00:22 Eating an anti-inflammatory diet is recommended for everyone, but if we're trying to avoid the -itis's, it's particularly helpful.

    00:32 It's also important for the patient and all of us to get regular exercise.

    00:36 So, nothing up here sounds surprising, right? These are actually four really good guidelines for health, for anyone, but they're particularly good for somebody with gallbladder disease.

    00:48 Oh, everybody's favorite topic. Let's talk about diet recommendations for gallbladder health.

    00:55 You're gonna encourage the patient to reduce their intake of fats.

    00:59 We want them to avoid high fat, greasy, and fried foods.

    01:04 So, this means no eating at the county fair.

    01:07 You want them to add fiber to their diet with fresh vegetables and whole grains.

    01:12 You want to eat several small meals per day because smaller meals are easier for the body to digest.

    01:18 Also, get them to drink a sufficient amount of water.

    01:22 You want them to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day and more if they don't have any other restrictions.

    01:30 Now, if you plan to lose weight, make sure they know they need to do it slowly.

    01:35 Aim for them to lose no more than 2 pounds per week because we know that rapid weight loss will increase the risk of gallstones and other health problems.


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    The lecture Gallbladder Health: Patient Education (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Gallstones and Cholecystitis: Introduction and Symptoms (Nursing) (quiz coming soon).


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    Very concise and to the point. Easy to watch and listen to.