A basic tenet for any stoma is: “don’t let them cut your appetite”.
Eating should be a pleasure. Our bodies need a full range of different types of food for better health.
There is no special diet for ostomies.However, if you followed a certain diet before the operation (eg for diabetics) you must continue it afterwards.
Some foods are indigestible and cause constipation (fruit skins, nuts). Usually this is temporary, but as it causes abdominal pain it is best to avoid them.
Other foods produce more gas (beans, onions) and many choose to avoid them.
Finally, spices can cause slight diarrhea. This is not a problem but you should empty the bag more often
In general, remember:
- your stoma works normally when you eat normally
- your diet should be measured and rich in variety
- to eat at regular intervals and without stress
- chew food well with your mouth closed. Do not eat and drink at the same time as it can cause gas.add new foods to your menu gradually to find out which ones give you a problem, such as more gas or watery stools.
- add new foods to your menu gradually to find out which ones give you a problem, such as more gas or watery stools. In general, eating foods such as onions, beans, bananas, eggs, carbonated drinks, mushrooms, lactose (milk and cheese), cabbage, legumes cause increased gas and a strong smell