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What should patients with colon cancer pay attention to in their diet after surgery?
2023/11/04

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In order to achieve the best effect of surgery for colon cancer patients, the patient's diet should be reasonably arranged, the order of eating should be strictly followed according to the doctor's instructions, and the thickness should be well matched. This can prevent the deterioration and aggravation of the disease. Colon How to eat after cancer surgery?

How to arrange your diet after colon cancer surgery?1. Fasting

Colon cancer patients need to eat for about six hours after surgery. Food can only be eaten after the gastrointestinal function has recovered and the anus has normal exhaust. However, the normal order of eating must be followed.

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The order of eating is mainly from water, liquid, For semi-liquid and soft foods, you must follow the principle of gradual progress, eat small amounts and eat frequently, and never overeat.

2. Liquid food

Common liquid foods in our lives mainly include light broth, millet soup, rice soup, salt water, sugar water, vegetable soup, etc. You can only take about 150 ml each time, up to six times a day, for about five days, and you must not Eat some foods that are prone to gas production, such as sweet potatoes, beans, or milk.

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At the same time, you should observe whether the patient has symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal distension. When these symptoms occur, you should communicate with your doctor in time.

3. Semi-liquid food

Semi-liquid foods mainly include mashed potatoes, rice porridge, millet porridge, rotten noodles, egg custard, winter melon, pumpkin, etc. Take 100 ml each time, 5 to 6 times a day, for two months. During this period, avoid eating foods containing fiber. Food, avoid taking foods that are easy to produce gas, such as milk, onions, sweet potatoes, and white radish.

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At the same time, the patient's gastrointestinal symptoms should be observed. If there are no obvious symptoms, you can eat soft food.

4. Soft food

Soft food mainly includes noodles, bread, boiled eggs, etc. In addition, it can also be appropriately mixed with green leafy vegetables such as cauliflower or lettuce. Take 150 ml each time for about three months.

5. Return to normal diet

Within three months after surgery, the diet should be light and easy to digest. At the same time, you should develop good eating habits and pay attention to dietary hygiene. You must not eat pickled, cold, or hard foods, and avoid spicy and irritating foods. and greasy food, such as cream cake, chili pepper, garlic, etc. In addition, you should develop a good habit of defecating regularly.

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