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dietary guidelines

Will I react differently to certain foods?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

In general – no, and you won’t have to alter what you eat after you’ve undergone urostomy surgery. You might find that some foods make your urine change colour or have a…

Do I need to change the amount of fluids I drink?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

Because having a urostomy increases the risk of developing a urinary tract infection (UTI) you’ll need to increase your fluid intake (unless you are advised differently by your doctor). To further guard…

What should I drink?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

Your 10 to 12 glasses of liquid each day should be mostly made up of water or isotonic drinks. It’s okay to drink tea and coffee in moderation, but remember that drinks containing…

Is alcohol okay?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

Once you’ve fully recovered from your urostomy operation, drinking alcohol in moderation may be allowed, with your doctor’s approval.

Exclusions include:

• Alcohol dependency
• Allergy to alcohol
• Antibiotics
• Chemotherapy or radiotherapy
• If pregnant
• If taking…

Is alcohol okay?
September 28, 2011 : : 0 comments

Once you’ve fully recovered from your ileostomy operation, drinking alcohol in moderation may be allowed, with your doctors approval.

Exclusions include:

• Alcohol dependency
• Allergy to alcohol
• Antibiotics
• Chemotherapy or radiotherapy
• If pregnant
• If taking…

What do I need to know about medications in general?
September 28, 2011 : : 0 comments

Certain medications that you may have taken before surgery might well not be suitable to take now. This is because they are produced specifically to be absorbed gradually as they travel through…

When will I – or others – notice odour?
September 28, 2011 : : 0 comments

Most pouches have filters which contain charcoal. This means that when gas travels through your digestive system and leaves via your stoma to the pouch, the odour will be deodorised. On…

Is it normal to have gas?
September 28, 2011 : : 0 comments

Gas is often produced when starches, fibre and sugars in food are broken down in the large intestine. Because your food is no longer processed in this way you won’t develop gas…

What foods can cause a food blockage?
September 28, 2011 : : 0 comments

The following list contains foodstuffs that you might find make you more susceptible to a blockage. In addition to avoiding these, there are certain actions you can take to help avoid a…

Which foods should I avoid and why?
September 28, 2011 : : 0 comments

Because your ileostomy surgery changes the way your digestive system works, it’s necessary to have a re-think on your eating habits. This is especially for the first six weeks post-surgery and you’ll…

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