Dietary advice for stoma patients

Telling you what you can and can’t eat is almost impossible. Why? Because everyone is different and what works well for one person might not work for someone else. So, when reading this booklet, bear in mind that it is just a general guideline. If your healthcare professional has told you something different, please follow their advice!

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Getting back to a healthy diet after your stoma surgery can be difficult as things you’ve eaten before might not agree with you anymore. Speak to your stoma care nurse about what you should and shouldn’t be eating. They know you and will be able to give you recommendations based on your individual needs.

Generally speaking, though, if you just had your stoma surgery, it’s best to start with small portions of different foods. That will give you a good indication which foods agree with you and which ones don’t. Find out more by downloading our guide.