Low Fiber, Low Residue Diet........for Millie and others

From: Helen Dynda (olddad66@runestone.net)
Fri Feb 23 22:44:28 2001

1.) Special Diets for Special Needs: Clear-liquid diet...Full-liquid diet...Soft Diet...Fiber-restricted diet...Low lactose diet


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2.) Fiber-Restricted Diet


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To reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), physicians often recommend various special diets. But many people with IBD suffer from deficiencies of essential nutrients, and unnecessary dietary restrictions can contribute to malnutrition.

A "low-residue/low-fiber diet" is often recommended to IBD patients who suffer from diarrhea, or from narrowing or partial blockage of the small intestine. The purpose of the diet is to decrease the amount of undigestible fiber a person consumes. This reduces stool weight and frequency and prevents intestinal obstruction.

The patient must avoid whole-grain breads and cereals, nuts and seeds, most raw, and some cooked fruits and vegetables.


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4.) Low residue diet: A low residue diet is needed to reduce both the number and size of stools. To achieve this, some foods must be avoided.

* Foods to avoid...

* Foods allowed each day...


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5.) Low Fiber Low Residue Diet


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6.) Low-Fiber / Low-Residue Diet

What You Should Know: The fiber in fruits, vegetables, and grains is not absorbed by the body. Instead, it adds bulk to bowel movements.

When smaller, softer bowel movements are important, doctors therefore recommend a low fiber / low residue diet. You may need this type of diet if you have diarrhea, cramping, bowel problems, or difficulty digesting certain foods.

A low-residue diet is also often recommended after surgery.


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7.) "There's always room for Jell-0!" Restricted Fiber Diet


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8.) Restricted-fiber or Low-residue Diet

This diet is designed to prevent the blockage of the intestines and to reduce the frequency and volume of feces. It is indicated for persons with inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, intermittent or partial obstruction, as a postoperative diet, or following radiation to the gastrointestinal tract.

The restricted fiber diet excludes most raw fruits and vegetables, as well as whole-grain breads and cereals, seeds, and nuts. It does not restrict meat or dairy products.

On a low-residue diet, prune juice is eliminated and milk and milk products are restricted to two cups daily as these items increase colonic residue.


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9.) Low Fiber, Low Residue Diet

The low fiber, low residue diet provides food that will result in a reduced amount of fecal material in the lower bowel, and produce only a moderate amount of intestinal residue.

This diet is designed for the patient receiving radiation therapy on or near the intestines or for the patient with partial bowel obstruction.


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