Special Diets for Special Needs

From: Helen Dynda (olddad66@runestone.net)
Sat Apr 19 18:10:29 2003

X> Special Diets for Special Needs

1.) "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." (Url is not found)

2.) For Patients: The Nutritional Management of Patients with GI Disorders: Crohn's, Colitis, and Irritable Bowel...Bowel dysfunction due to bowel surgery, radiation and chemotherapy


3.) Low-Residue / Low-Fiber Diets...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.


4.) Low Fiber / Low Residue Diet


5.) Low-Fiber Low-Residue Diet...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.


6.) Irritable Bowel/Crohn's Disease.....There's Always Room for Jell-O!...The Clear Liquid Diet -- The Full Liquid Diet -- The Lactose-Free Diet...Click: " Restricted Fiber Diet "


7.) Low Residue Diet...Residue is the total material that is left in the bowel after food has been digested and absorbed. Foods high in residue must be avoided on this diet


8.) Low-residue diet (August 14, 2002).....Enter: Low-residue diet (in the "Search" box); Click: Go.


9.) Bowel Movement Disorders: Constipation -- Psychogenic Constipation -- Colonic Inertia -- Dyschezia -- Diarrhea -- Fecal Incontinence -- Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- Flatulence


10.) The Nutritional Restart Center (NRC)..." The NRC offers progressive treatment programs to patients with complex gastrointestinal and nutritional problems..." -- "Patients with diverse diagnoses and problems are referred to the NRC for evaluation and treatment. Patients have often undergone or suffer from..."


11.) LOW-RESIDUE DIET.....Radiotherapy Patient information


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