Diet after Gastrectomy
What is the diet after gastrectomy?
Diet is recommended for patients who have been conducting surgical removal of part or all of their stomach, and this diet is help to prevent of a condition called "dumping syndrome".
- Eating protein at every meal during the day, because it slows down the digestion process, thereby reducing the incidence of diarrhea, and helps the body to recover after the operation.
- Protein-rich foods include: eggs, cheese, peanut butter, chicken, meat, eggs.
- Choose soft chewing meat, such as chicken or meat cooked well, and avoid harsh meat tough chewing.
- Meat should be cooked baked or grilled, and prevents eating fried meat, fatty foods may cause difficulty in the digestive tract.
Starches and grains:
Fiber-rich foods may cause a feeling of fullness and discomfort, so try eating white bread and white rice, refined grains, and avoid:
- Righteousness bread(Brown)
- Brown rice
- Legumes, such as lentils, beans, kidney beans
To reduce the incidence of rapid gastric emptying syndrome, you can follow the following:
- Eating 6 to 8 multiple small meals during the day, as the small meals will reduce the patient's feeling of satiety
- Chewing food well slowly, to facilitate the process of digestion
- Eat in a quiet place and slowly, and avoid eating quickly
- Eating protein at every meal because it slows down the process of digestion, and include foods containing protein are: eggs, cheese, meat, poultry, fish, yogurt
- Avoid very cold and very hot foods
Heartburn to avoid heartburn, can follow the following:
- Eat the last meal within 3 hours before sleeping
- Avoid eating large meals
- Avoid lying down after eating
- Raise the back of the bed at an angle of 45 degrees
To avoid indigestion, you should follow the following:
- Fizzy drinks
- A lot of spices
- Sour fruits