James T. Sing, DO
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursScott & White Temple Gastroenterology
2401 S 31st
Temple, TX 76508
- Scott & White Health Plan
- Providence Memorial Hospital
- Scott & White Memorial Hospital
What can affect the smell of my stool?
Robynne Chutkan, MD, Gastroenterology, answeredThe odor of your stool is highly dependent on a number of factors, including how long it's been sitting in your colon, your diet, medications you may be taking and, in some cases, the presence of infection. Bacterial imbalance (dysbiosis) in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and undigested fat can also lead to a change in odor.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What should I eat after intestinal surgery?
Immediately after an operation on the intestines, most patients don't have a regular appetite for a few weeks. It is normal to feel full after smaller meals and not be as hungry as usual. The appetite will return after a few weeks. In the meantime, the most important thing is to stay well hydrated by taking in enough fluids. Eating a bland diet is helpful but not required.
For patients who have difficulty with bloating or bowel obstructions, limiting the amount of ruffage and undigestable fiber is helpful after bowel surgery. This means limiting certain foods like raw salads, uncooked vegetables, and things like that. Overall, a healthy, balanced diet is best after most gastrointestinal operations.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Do processed foods have an effect on a healthy gastrointestinal system?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
For a healthy gastrointestinal (GI) system, avoid processed foods. Processed foods typically have high quantities of preservatives, saturated fats, and salt, and low levels of nutrition and fiber. A high fat diet can slow down the digestive process and salt can dehydrate the digestive tract, which can result in constipation and other digestive conditions.
Instead of processed foods, eat natural vegetables, fruits, beans, and whole grains. These healthy diet choices will be lower in fat and salt and higher in fiber than processed foods.
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