Certain foods, if eaten in large amounts or not chewed well, may cause a blockage at the stoma opening. Use caution when eating the following foods, because they are not completely digestible and could cause blockage: Nuts and Seeds. Popcorn.
Moreover, what not to eat with a stoma?
These foods include: cabbage, pineapple, bean sprouts, tomato skins, nuts, coconuts, bamboo shoots, orange pith, lettuce, celery, popcorn, mushrooms and dried fruit. Chew all high-fibre foods well to aid digestion and avoid colic. You are advised to peel all fruit that you eat.
What foods to avoid with a new ileostomy?
Avoid raw fruits and vegetables. Cook fruits and vegetables until fork tender, chew well and eat small to moderate quantities at each meal. Avoid fruit skins and seeds, and dried fruit. Avoid nuts, seeds (unless in a processed form like smooth butters) and popcorn.
Is having a colostomy a disability?
This is called your "residual functional capacity, or RFC. For example, you may feel you are unable to work because you have extreme fatigue, unintentional weight loss, and a colostomy bag. In general, except for heavy lifting, Social Security will not consider having to wear a colostomy bag disabling.
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