Hello. what is the ideal time to change colostomy bag? and what kind of food i should avoid during this period ?any other suggestion to keep my stoma healthy. thanks in advance.
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Eat a well-balanced diet including vegetables and fresh fruits. Eat on a regular schedule. Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of fluids daily. Eat slowly in a relaxed atmosphere. Chew your food thoroughly. Avoid chewing gum, smoking, and drinking from a straw. This will help decrease the amount of air you swallow, which may help reduce gas. Eating yogurt or drinking buttermilk may help reduce gas.To control gas at night, do not eat after 8 p.m. This will give your bowel time to quiet down before you go to bed. Foods like fish, onions, garlic, broccoli, asparagus, and cabbage produce odor. Although your pouch is odor-proof, if you eat these foods you may notice a stronger odor when emptying your pouch. If this is a concern, you may want to limit these foods in your diet....
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