Is The Absorption Of Food Nutrients In Patients With Ileostomy?

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whether the absorption of food nutrients in people with ileostomy can be maximized?

1 Answer:

Hello Wahyu, Thank you for the question.


An ileostomy is a hole in the abdominal wall that is made to divert some of the small intestine out of this hole. This hole will be connected to a bag to store leftovers from digestion. This procedure is done if a person's large intestine or rectum experiences a certain medical disorder.


The absorption of nutrients in someone who has an ileostomy depends on how much of the small intestine is still healthy and how long this ileostomy has been formed. If an ileostomy has just formed, absorption of nutrients will usually be disrupted until the ileostomy heals. There are several food and beverage consumption guidelines for someone who has an ileostomy so that nutrient absorption can take place properly and food and drink intake does not cause symptoms in patients, namely:

consume food regularly, in small portions, slowly. Make sure the patient chews food until smooth
avoid skipping food consumption schedules and avoid consuming too much food
for several weeks to several months, sufferers will be advised to consume liquid or soft food
consumption of unsweetened or flavored foods and foods that are low in fiber
avoid consuming spicy food
avoid the consumption of fatty foods, you should consume low-fat protein sources such as skinless chicken meat, fish
consume enough water at least 8-10 glasses per day
Avoid consumption of soft drinks, caffeinated, and alcoholic

Slowly food consistency can be increased until returning to a normal diet, but usually when the patient returns to a normal diet, sufferers can experience a number of symptoms such as bloating, belching, or diarrhea. In such cases, a normal diet can be restarted some time later until finally the intestine can adapt as before. Do not hesitate to consult a doctor if you experience symptoms in the digestive tract that do not go away even though it has changed the diet.


Hopefully this information is useful.

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