Activities After a Gallbladder Removal Surgery
After a gallbladder removal surgery, many patients have one common fear. They often think how normal or how active they can be after their gallbladder is removed. Here are certain facts to know as to your activity level after a gallbladder removal surgery or Cholecystectomy surgery.
How active can you be after a Gallbladder Removal Surgery?
“Very active” is the best answer. Are there are exceptions to this rule? Let us explore. Generally speaking, stones in the gallbladder happen to individuals who have crossed forty years of age. Women are more vulnerable. The FFFF factor assumes significance here – If you are a Female, Forty Years, Fatty, and Flatulent you may run a higher chance. That being the case, the activity level of middle-aged individual generally slows down when compared to a 20-year-old. The metabolism level of a middle-aged normal individual is definitely slower than a 20-year-old. So if a gallbladder removal surgery is performed on a middle-aged individual, the activity level will come back to the same level as before the gallbladder removal.
If the gallbladder removal surgery was performed by laparoscopic means, the patients can resume their normal activities in 3-4 days. On the other hand, if the gallbladder removal surgery was done by open surgery methods due to some complications, then the patients can resume their normal activities in 2-3 weeks time. But this time frame can vary from person to person depending on the intensity and severity of the disease along with other medical and co-morbid conditions.
Generally, at 40 years of age, there will be some medical problem. So stomach can get irritated as the metabolism slows down. So people who had their gallbladder removal surgery done should realize that their upset stomach in most cases has nothing to do with the surgery they underwent.
The immediate period after the surgery has to be discounted as the patient who underwent the surgery would be resting and recouping as per the advice of the gastro surgeon. So this period is not taken into consideration. Once the patient is able to resume normal activities, they can observe that the activity level is the same as before.