What is a colostomy and what should be paid attention to after colostomy surgery?

What is a colostomy and what should be paid attention to after colostomy surgery? - HEAGI - Colostomy bags Specialist
What is a colostomy?
A colostomy is an artificial opening made by a doctor in the abdominal wall for the treatment of certain intestinal diseases (such as rectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, etc.) Enterostomy.

The role of colostomy:
Its function is to replace the original perineal anus to perform the defecation function. In fact, it means that the defecation site and habits are changed. The original digestion and absorption function of the colostomy has not been lost, but after all, the physiological channel has been changed, which will affect the patient both psychologically and physiologically. harm. Due to the lack of patients' knowledge of ostomy care and lack of psychological acceptance, some complications will occur.

Which diets to pay attention to:
1. It is advisable to digest and soft food within three months after ostomy. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, you can adjust the diet according to your personal preference and balance nutrition.

2. Eat less food that is easy to produce gas and odor (beans, peas, cabbage, cucumber, radish, leeks, beer, carbonated drinks, chocolate, onion, garlic, fish and shrimp, etc.), and should Clean and hygienic, chew slowly, and talk less.

3. Avoid eating foods that are easy to cause constipation (guava, chocolate, overnight tea, drugs such as aluminum hydroxide, calcium carbonate, coffee) should pay attention to drinking more water and eating foods that lubricate the intestines, such as bananas, sweet potatoes, sesame paste, honey Water, drink a glass of plum juice every night before going to bed.


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