How can cholecystitis be prevented?

You can reduce your risk of developing cholecystitis by:

  • Eating a healthy diet: Choose to eat a healthy diet – one high in fruits, vegetables whole grains and healthy fats – such as the Mediterranean diet. Stay away from foods high in fat and cholesterol.
  • Exercising: Exercise reduces cholesterol, and the lower the cholesterol level the lower the chance of getting gallstones.
  • Losing weight slowly: If you are making efforts to lose weight, don’t lose more than one to two pounds a week. Rapid weight loss increases your risk for developing gallstones.

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