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Colectomy andproper nutrition afterwards

There aresituations in the human body when some problems with the large intestine arise.Of course, not all people will be affected by this problem, but some of uswill, and this type of medical problem is not that uncommon. In some instances,the colon and the rest of the large intestine need to be removed, and theprocedure that is done with this purpose is called colectomy, or surgicalremoval of the large intestine.

The nutritionplan that we are following plays an important role when talking about the procedureknown as colectomy. This refers both to the way we eat prior to and followingthe surgery. This is important since, after the surgery has been performed,problems with the lower digestive system may arise, such as diarrhea or signsof insufficient hydration. In some degree, these troubles are normal and to beexpected, since there is always the need for the colon flora to bereestablished after the surgery. In order to help themselves overcome theseissues, people who have just had the surgery need to follow diet advice fromtheir medical specialist.

Eat or avoid

The patientwho has had their large intestine removed needs to watch what they eat. As wehave said, there is always a period of modified intestine flora and activitythat needs to first fall back into its place before a person can go back totheir normal nutritive regime. Foodstuffs with low level of residue are recommended,since they are the easiest to digest.

Take careabout the way you consume your food. If you used to eat quickly prior to thesurgery, the post operational period of recuperation is the time to drop thatold, bad habit. If you do not chew your food well enough, there might be someproblems for your sensitive digestive tract. Make sure not to eat just a couplebig meals a day, but instead have several small ones spread evenly throughoutthe day.

Stewed andsweetened apples are among the type of food that is good for consuming in theperiod following the colectomy procedure. Apart from apples, you can doyourself good by consuming bananas, as they have the ability to regulate theconsistency of the stool. Eat food rich in protein, as well as cereals andrice. On the other hand, abstain from raw veggies that cause bloating of the abdomen,such as, cauliflower or broccoli. Fatty foods are no option, since they containsignificant amounts of lipids.

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