Avoid raw foods or those high in fiber and be sure to chew your food thoroughly. Chewing food until it is like paste in your mouth helps to reduce the work your intestines normally do.
Avoid foods that cause gas which can inflate the colostomy bag, cause embarrassment, and make it more difficult to manage.
A good colostomy diet helps thicken your stool and may require you to limit intake of certain foods. These include, raw vegetables, beans, fruit and vegetable peel, wholemeal bread, popcorn, brown rice, as well as most dairy produce.
It’s also best to steer clear of spicy, heavy, or fatty foods, as well as fizzy drinks. At all times follow the dietary advice of your doctor or nutritionist to avoid problems and speed up recovery.
Doctors recommend eating several small portions of food throughout the day, rather than three big meals. So, we at Haym Salomon Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn NY understand the importance of a colostomy diet for patient well-being and recovery after surgery. Our dieticians will do their best to ensure that you get better soon.
Feel free to call and talk to us if you would like to know more about our care and therapy services. We will answer any questions and concerns you may have about care after colostomy surgery.