Gallbladder Removal (Surgery) – Vital Things to Know: MUST WATCH

Learn about the functions of the gallbladder and find out what you can do if you’ve had yours removed.



0:00 Introduction: Gallbladder removal
0:28 Symptoms after gallbladder removal
1:27 Functions of the gallbladder
2:53 Functions of bile
5:04 What causes a bile deficiency?
7:04 Remedies for gallbladder removal symptoms

In this video, we’re going to talk about the side effects of gallbladder removal. You can live a long, healthy life without a gallbladder, but unfortunately, 40% of people who’ve had their gallbladder removed end up with persistent pain and symptoms for a year or more.

Some of the common symptoms associated with gallbladder removal include the following:
• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Anal leakage
• Fullness under the right rib cage
• Right shoulder pain
• Collins’ sign pain

The gallbladder is an extension of the liver that holds and concentrates bile. Every time you eat, it contracts and releases bile into the small intestine. Bile begins to break down fat, allowing the pancreas to further break down fat by releasing an enzyme called lipase.

Bile is critical for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, E, D, and K, as well as essential fatty acids. Bile also helps you get rid of excess cholesterol.

A gallstone is a concentrated cholesterol stone that forms due to low bile. This is why bile salts are used as a remedy for gallstones.

If you’re low in bile salts, your liver will make more bile and cholesterol. Seventy-five percent of all the cholesterol in your body is made by your body. Only 25% of your cholesterol comes from the diet.

Here are some of the causes of bile deficiency:
• Estrogen (birth control pills, pregnancy)
• Stress
• Prednisone
• Diabetes
• High-carb diets
• High body weight
• Liver disease (fatty liver, cirrhosis, hepatitis)
• Low-fat diets
• PPIs
• Nutritional deficiencies
• Low melatonin

If you’ve had your gallbladder removed and you’re having symptoms, here are a few things that you can try:
•Gentle acupressure
•Bile salts after eating
•TUDCA for bile sludge
•Betaine hydrochloride to acidify the stomach
•Increase melatonin (infrared rays, improve sleep)
•Milk thistle, beets, dandelion greens, artichokes

If you have diarrhea, bile salts may worsen your problem. Follow a low-carb, moderate-fat, moderate-protein diet if you’re dealing with symptoms from gallbladder removal.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you address your symptoms naturally if you’ve had your gallbladder removed. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @corkydukeII5898 says:

    I’m beginning to believe Bile is the absolute KEY to health. Low Bile = Premature aging and alot of problems 😵‍💫

    • @freddiereadie30 says:

      Premature ageing is caused by too much uncontrolled free radicals (ROS) and advanced glycation end-products (AGE).

    • @Drberg says:

      I appreciate your kind words.

    • @empress-hx2ey says:

      Absolutely. Yet some doctors and surgeon will say otherwise. It’s so sad for them to fib to people, who needs help or better understanding.

      I can now stop explaining much to people and just send Dr. Berg’s, YouTube link(s) to families, friends & whatnot!!!

      Dr. Berg is absolutely phenomenal, I tell ya! No words can describe how much I adore him. Lol. 😂

  • @stardustanimated says:

    Andreas Mortiz’s protocol has been working wonders for me. 6 liver/gallbladder flushes later and thousands of stones removed from my hepatic bile ducts, and I won’t stop until they’re all gone. Haven’t had a gallstone attack since my 2nd liver/gallbladder flush.

  • @hbarforthefuture says:

    Gallbladder attacks were VERY painful for me. Anxiety of gall attacks while taking care of kids and a newborn… I went straight for the surgery. Wish I hadn’t, but it’s too late now. If only I’d found Dr. Berg sooner… 😅 Thanks Dr. BERG!!❤

  • @veronicad.5238 says:

    I had my gallbladder removed when I was 17. I’m 51 now and I know that a lot of my health issues started when I was younger. I was overweight and none of the doctors ever told me I needed to do anything about losing my gallbladder except don’t eat fried food. Now I’m taking your gallbladder formula and have had less issues. Thank you for always explaining things so thoroughly Dr. Berg!

  • @MarniSerravalli says:

    The depth of insights shared here is remarkable, akin to exploring uncharted territories of thought.🍒

  • @marielle3548 says:

    At 25 years old,I kept on having stomach pains,the doctor sent me to a specialist…He told it was my goal bladder and to remove it a it was not needed….
    Thank you for this video…nearing 60 and my health has gone from bad to worse….and I have high cholesterol….

  • @nancykurtz7333 says:

    Struggled with gall bladder attacks and stopped all dairy and artificial sweeteners. Watched all fatty oils closely. …found I can consume “organic” dairy without having an attack. Also was able to consume “organic” beef, without having an attack. Vinegar and fresh squeezed lemon is part of every day meal planning. I can not tolerate fast food. Which is kinda sad, as I miss the idea of a breakfast sandwich and hash browns, but two bites in…and I already feel the warning signals. I need to keep my gall bladder for a future time when the hospital needs a reason to take me in.

  • @Cromiza says:

    One of the best explanations I’ve heard since having mine out 3 years ago. I’ve never been overweight and always been active, so when they told me (after an attack) I don’t fit the profile and I needed it out, I was surprised. I may have thought twice if I had this information at hand. Thank you!

  • @trishignao8191 says:

    I had my gallbladder removed because it stopped working after long term steroid use after an accident, however, I did not have any stones. Before the accident I had an ultrasound and my liver was nice and healthy. 6 months after, I had non alcoholic fatty liver disease. I am now on a carnivore diet and basically clearing out my system and I feel fantastic. Thank you for sharing this information.

  • @pip5461 says:

    Thanks to your formula, I no longer need a Gallbladder removal… X

  • @devin9014 says:

    This explains so much, I have those symptoms and they were DEFINITELY not explained to me when I had mine removed.

  • @hanzkoenig says:

    Thank you Dr. Berg for this invaluable info! I’ve had my gallbladder removed with eight stones 20 years ago. After the operation I was back in hospital a week later due to complications, as I had been on the NHS waiting list for four years to get it removed. The many cholic attacks were very painful. It took me many years to understand what I could or couldn’t eat. As you mentioned what helped me is a low carb diet, everything in moderation, and I stopped drinking alcohol.

  • @candykane6991 says:

    Thank you for this info. I know a lot of people who have had their gall bladders removed and were never told any of this. It’s sad that the medical community keeps secrets. We need more doctors like you.

  • @fganddogs says:

    So glad I cancelled my surgery 25 years ago!! I drank 2 cups of olive oil every night for 3 nights, slept on my side with my arm above my head. To remove sludge….it worked!! Old wise neighbour told me to try it..

  • @jean-paulsignoret5467 says:

    Easy to remove stones, done over the weekend ,Olive oil ,grapefruit juice ,magnesium sulfate,and milk thistle extract ,I bought a book that describes the protocol when a doctor was about to book me for surgery .Andreas Mortiz’s protocol

  • @miztoole says:

    Wish I’d never had gall bladder removed- docs did tests and said it was low functioning-must come out. Surgeon got the gall bladder and also “accidentally” totally severed my main bile duct! This was not detected until almost a week later (duct had a clip on the severed end or I likely would not be here). Long, expensive road to recovery after many more tests and procedures plus major surgery to build a work around for the bile duct function. Praise God we have better ready access these days to this kind of information to help make better health decisions. Thanks so much for posting helpful info 🎉

  • @gustywind-de7xb says:

    The fact that we get free medical videos from Doctor Berg on YouTube is priceless.., keeping the education and knowledge alive. 🙏🙏🙏

  • @agentooe33AD says:

    My daughter developed IBS and panic attacks after her gull bladder was removed at the age of 14. It just stopped working out of the blue, no rhyme or reason. She was on Paxil for about a year, but didn’t want to take it anymore. She also developed (discovered maybe) that she has a gluten and lactose allergy. She suffered a lot in her teen years until she finally got a handle on it with digestive enzymes and watching her diet. Thank the Lord she’s doing much better now. Prayers to those who are dealing with these issues!

  • @user-bi1fm5yw2b says:

    Dr . Berg you are the only doctor I trust. May God bless you and keep you.

  • @crunchtime6244 says:

    Absolutely .
    My mom had it removed , although skeptical as a biologist , and she suffered the consequences.
    After this she got colon cancer
    I lost her after a 9 , 5 years battle with the big dirty C..
    Part of me is lost with her.

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