Try to eat a healthy balanced variety of foods with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Introducing high fiber food including wholemeal bread, bran flakes, beans and pulses along with plenty of fluids will help prevent constipation. You should drink at least eight glasses of water (or non-sugary drinks) every day.
Protein rich foods including fish, eggs, meat, hearty green vegetable and beans and pulses will help with the healing process.
Avoid fatty foods, excessive alcohol, cakes and sweets if you do not want to gain weight.
Your operation won’t make you put on weight but you must control your calorie intake whilst you are less active.
Some patients have a poor appetite following surgery which can be for many reasons. If this applies to you consult your GP who can refer you to a dietician or prescribe supplements.
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Painkillers, reduced activity, having an operation and changes in your appetite can all affect your bowel function. If you are constipated following discharge from hospital it is important that you try to address it before it becomes a problem.
Try to increase your fluid intake and eat a well-balanced diet with foods rich in fiber for example: wholemeal bread, bran flakes, beans and pulses.
If you have not moved your bowels for three days please contact your GP or district nurse who may give you some medication to help.
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