How does digestion change after gallbladder removal?

1 Answer
Feb 19, 2016

Two affects will like been seen: 1) lose of anticipatory affects; 2) problems of digestion.


The core function of the gallbladder is storing bile produced continuously from the liver. Bile aids the digestion of lipids in the small intestine.

So think this way, if you need to cool down a surface, wouldn't it be easier to have a lot of water at once? indeed, the rate and efficiency of breaking down foodstuff depends on the concentration of bile, thus the rate of production of the liver, even continuously produced, is not enough, therefore, by storing you can be sure to have enough concentration when needed.

Therefore, by deductive reasoning, that should be the problem, problems with digesting lipids as before; the individual will have to pay attention on what they eat.

However, in general, it seems nothing will happen, you can leave without it.


Lipids are a group of naturally occurring molecules that include fats, waxes, sterols, fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, D, E, and K), monoglycerides, diglycerides, triglycerides, phospholipids, and others.