February 2012

There is no such thing as an ileostomy diet. An ileostomy is not a sickness, so there is usually no health reason for not eating the foods you ate in the past.  If you have a special diet because of heart disease, diabetes, or other health problems, you should ask your doctor about a diet that will work with both the problem and your ileostomy... [More]

Different ostomy surgeries produce different varieties of output. This is largely due to the location of the ostomy and the stoma. One of the colon's functions is to absorb water from the contents of the bowel. As such, the more colon that is left intact after your surgery, the more solid your discharge is going to be and the more predictable as well. [More]