Friday, August 9, 2013

Ostomy Lifestyle Tips in Nutrition, Gas, and Diarrhea

  • Eat a diet that includes plenty of fruits/veggies, nuts/grains, smaller meat portion, and water.
  • Chew your food thoroughly
  • Unless instructed otherwise, drink fluids to stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • If you want to try a new food, introduce it slowly to confirm that it will agree with your GI system.
  • Flatulence odor producing foods include: asparagus, cabbage, eggs, fish, garlic, onions, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower.
  • Gas producing foods are the same lot and also include beer and carbonated beverages.
  • In case you need to thicken your stool, you can go for bananas, yogurt, applesauce and cheese.
  • Address diarrhea quickly as it can cause dehydration. And don't irrigate your colostomy until the diarrhea ceases.

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