Re: bowel obstruction and fiber in diet
From: Jeff (email@example.com)
Tue May 9 21:35:11 2006
I'm a 36 yr old male & have suffered from adhesion related bowel
obstructions all my life- caused from a ruptered appendix @ 3 yrs old.
In fact I'm now recovering from 2 major surgeries from obstructions- 1
in Feb & 1 in March '06. I, like you, have been drinking lots of water,
eating a high fiber diet & excercise- it seems to have helped since
being home from the hospital almost 2 months now. I was also confused
when I read something about eating a diet low in fiber to help food move
thru easier for people who suffer from SBO. That contradicts everything
my doctors told me and what I've read. For now, I don't see a need to
change what I'm doing since it does seem to be helping.
At Mon, 1 May 2006, Peter wrote:
>Hello, All. I've spent HOURS online trying to research dietary and
>other preventative measures (if such exist) for recurring bowel
>obstructions, especially those that can cause perforation. I had
>surgery about 8 months ago from a bowel obstruction caused by unknown
>adhesions. The bowel perforated, so they had to perform surgery.
>Serious stuff. A few months following the surgery I started having some
>intermitant abdominal pains that a doctor explained was probably scar