Ask Larry:

Your Question: I take bioidentical hormones and I get a lot of gallstones. What do you suggest to curtail the gallstones?

Larry’s Response: Gallstones are basically a mystery. There are many connections and many likely causes, but nothing specific.

I have no evidence that normal doses of hormone replacements cause the stones to form.

Cholesterol drugs have been associated with the formation, as has drugs for stomach acid reduction, sugars, and (now) wheat.

Diet and lifestyle changes will certainly help. I have also read about successes using vitamin C, plenty of water, and olive oil.

Regular exercise keeps things inside moving as well as the outside muscles and bones.