Rene Craighead blames her daughter’s cholecystectomy on the multiple bags of “hot” snack foods she consumed every week. When Craighead’s 17-year-old daughter became sick, she was taken to a gastroenterologist. Apparently, the four “big” bags of hot takis and cheetos she was consuming contributed to problems with her gallbladder that resulted in its immediate surgical removal.“She loves them. Every time I go out she says, ‘Bring me back some Hot Takis, bring me back some hot chips.’ I want to make her happy, so I brought them back,” Craighead said. “She was eating big bags and would take them to school with her.” Craighead said she was “surprised” that her daughter eventually became ill. Meanwhile, both brands in question have responded: “We assure you that Takis are safe to eat, but should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a well-balanced diet,” a Takis representative told local news … [Read more...] about Memphis Mother Blames Spicy Snacks for Daughter’s Gallbladder Removal
A Tennessee teen needed gallbladder surgery after consuming large amounts of spicy snacks, according to news reports. But could spicy snacks really have caused her gallbladder problems? The 17-year-old, Rene Craighead, estimated she was eating about four bags of hot snacks a week, like Flamin' Hot Cheetos and Takis, according to local news outlet WREG. But that was before the teen started feeling "sick to her stomach" and needed gallbladder surgery, WREG reported. The teen's mother, also named Rene, said she believed her daughter's love for spicy snacks was to blame for her health problems. "She loves them. Every time I go out she says, 'Bring me back some Hot Takis, bring me back some Hot Chips,'" the mother told WREG. "She was eating big bags and would take them to school with her." Experts say that spicy foods per se aren't a known risk factor for gallbladder problems, but fatty foods like chips are a risk factor. (The gallbladder is a small organ under the liver that stores and … [Read more...] about Do Spicy Snacks Really Cause Gallbladder Problems?
When a Memphis teen had her gallbladder removed, her mother believed that spicy snacks were the cause."She was eating big bags and would take them to school with her," Rene Craighead told CNN affiliate WREG, underscoring her daughter's taste for spicy chips, including Takis.Her daughter, also named Rene, told the station that she ate roughly four bags of hot snacks every week. The 17-year-old high school student experienced stomach pains that resulted in surgeons removing her gallbladder, an operation known as a cholecystectomy. But some doctors reacted with a bit of skepticism about spicy foods being the culprit."I've never heard that spiciness or spices can do that," said Dr. Peter Mattei, a general pediatric surgeon at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who was not involved in Craighead's care.The hot sensation of spicy foods comes from a substance called capsaicin, and experts are unaware of strong evidence linking it to gallbladder problems like gallstones."We know there are … [Read more...] about A Memphis teen’s mom thought spicy snacks led to her daughter’s gallbladder surgery. Is that true?
If you're a fan of Hot Cheetos, Takis or other spicy chips, there may be more to worry about when snacking than burning your tongue. Your gallbladder may be at stake. Rene Craighead, 17, of Memphis, Tennessee, estimated she was eating about four bags of the popular hot chip flavors when she began feeling sick to her stomach, reports CBS affiliate WREG-TV. She was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery to remove her gallbladder. Her mother, also named Rene, blames the surgery on her daughter's favorite hot snacks. "She loves them. Every time I go out she says, 'Bring me back some Hot Takis, bring me back some Hot Chips.' I want to make her her happy, so I brought them back. She was eating big bags and would take them to school with her," the elder Craighead told WREG-TV. Dr. Cary Canvender, a gastroenterologist at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital told WREG-TV, that while many factors contribute to the removal of a person's gallbladder, eating spicy chips likely contributed to the … [Read more...] about Eating Hot Cheetos, other spicy snacks may have led to teen’s gallbladder removal surgery
The gallbladder is an organ that is part of the human biliary system, which is involved with the production, storage and transportation of bile. Bile is a yellowish-brown fluid produced by the liver and used to break up and digest fatty foods in the small intestine. The gallbladder is not absolutely necessary for human survival, as bile can reach the small intestine in other ways, according to Britain's National Health Service. Some problems associated with the gallbladder are gallstones, gallbladder attack and gallbladder disease. Gallbladder pain is usually caused by biliary colic, gallstones, cholecystitis, pancreatitis and cholangitis, according to MedicineNet. Gallstones Gallstones are somewhat common. In fact, up to 20 million Americans have gallstones, according to National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD). Only around 20 percent of these stones cause problems, though, according to the World Gastroenterology Organization. Gallstones are … [Read more...] about Gallbladder: Function, Problems & Healthy Diet