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Stoma
 

A stoma is an opening that connects part of the bowel to the outside of the body. Bowel content is “re-routed” to exit through the stoma on the outside of the abdomen. 

Colostomies & ileostomies are the most common types of stomas

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Dietary management of stomas

Diet plays a key role in the management of stomas. Some interventions that may be considered in the management of your stoma can include:

Post-operatively

  • Diet upgrade following surgery

  • Fibre modification 

  • Reducing risk of food blockages

  • Fluid & electrolytes

  • Managing high stoma output

Long-term

  • Symptom management

  • Micronutrients

  • Optimising nutrition for health

  • Fibre modification 

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For individualised advice, book in now at the Dietetic Gut Clinic 

Karrinyup

St Luke Medical Centre 
1/57 Burroughs Rd, Karrinyup  WA 6018

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