Having Meals On Time Might Prevent Gallstones!


Bile juice is only released by the gallbladder to aid in food digestion. However, bile keeps building up in the gallbladder and is not released when the stomach is empty. According to Dr. Akshay Anand, a professor in the KGMU surgery department, bile juice sediment can turn into a stone if people begin to frequently remain on an empty stomach.

Gallbladder stones can develop in people who regularly go more than eight hours between meals, according to experts at the 48th annual conference of the UP Association of Surgeons, which was held on Friday and was hosted by KGMU.

They claimed that people, especially young people, keep themselves busy at work and forget to eat at regular intervals because of a busy lifestyle. In addition, many obese people start skipping meals in an effort to lose weight quickly, which sometimes aids in the development of Gallstones.

At least 500 delegates from all over the nation will be attending the three-day conference. Dr. Akshay Anand, a professor in the KGMU surgery department, stated that the gallbladder only releases bile juice for the purpose of food digestion. However, he added, “When someone remains empty stomach bile keeps collecting in the gallbladder and doesn’t get released. If people start remaining on an empty stomach frequently, the sediment in bile juice forms a stone.

In addition to blood infections and obesity, the mineral-rich soil of India is another factor contributing to the prevalence of these stones, according to the expert. Around 13% of people suffer from this issue, which is why the surgical gastroenterology department alone performs 1200–1500 gallbladder stone surgeries annually.

He added that laparoscopic surgery is typically used to remove gallbladder stones. However, staying awake for a prolonged period of time on an empty stomach increases the risk of developing bile stones, according to Dr. S. D. Maurya, a laparoscopic surgeon from Agra. “During sleep, metabolic rate slows down, and bile also keeps on releasing at a slower pace for digestion of dinner,” he said.

Earlier, the entire lymphatic tissue of the neck had to be removed when a patient had head and neck cancer, according to Prof. Abhinav Sonkar, head of the surgery department at KGMU. However, modern radical neck dissection techniques only remove the cancer-affected portion of the neck. It helps make the postoperative quality of life after neck dissection better.