Benefits of diet in patients with colostomy

Daniela Radu, Adriana Marinescu, Marius Sebastian Teodorescu

Volume 16, Issue 3;
Pages: 356-360;
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former: ISSN:1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online):2068 – 9551
On the left colon neoplasms (CCS), colostomy is one of the technical procedures, wich external derivation of intestinal contents. These derivatives can be permanently (CAN definitive, Hartmanns operation) or temporary protection of a colo-rectal anastomosis.At the UMFVBT 1th Surgery Clinic, from a total of 678 operated CCS (2005-2009), colostomy (CAN) was performed at 433 (64%). If temporary CAN are not special problems of food, situation is quite different in patients with definitive colostomy. Patients quality of life depends on patient education in the use of colostomy bags, on quatity of colostomy bags and on adequate dietary regime. With proper diet, in time, patients can removed the intestinal contents with almost daily schedule. Depending on the patient education and compliance and using drugs to slow the passage bowel, we managed the elimination of intestinal contents into the colostomy bag.

In conclusion, by these simple measures, patients knows when emptying the bowel follow, applied his regular bag and lead a normal life.
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