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Ileostomy Diet - Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid - Slideshow

Developed by Shirley Johanna, M.Sc, M.Phil
Reviewed by 
The Medindia Medical Review Team on Feb 12, 2016
Last Updated on Feb 12, 2016

Diet For Ileostomy

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Diet For Ileostomy, Ileostomy Diet - Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid
An ileostomy is a surgical procedure in which a part of the small intestine called the ileum is connected to the abdominal wall to expel the digestive waste through a pouch called stoma.

The surgery is performed for patients with colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, or those who suffer from obstruction of the colon.

The Ileostomy external pouch can be discarded once it is filled up.

A balanced diet to provide vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are crucial for patients who have had an ileostomy.

A good dietary plan is important to aid in digestion, prevent the formation of gas and avoid blockage of the stoma.

It is also important to maintain an ideal body weight. Extra fat in the abdominal wall may make it difficult for the stoma to function.
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Diet For Ileostomy

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Eat Low-Fiber Food

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Timing is Important

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Fluid Intake

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Salt and Potassium Intake

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Foods to Help Manage Diarrhea

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Foods to Prevent Constipation

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Gas-Forming Foods

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Avoid Odor-Causing Foods


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