A 70-year-old male asked:
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hi, i have had an operation and lost a lot of weight. what can i eat to regain the weight, bearing in mind i now have an ileostomy bag?

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Dr. Narmo Ortiz
26 years experience Podiatry
Regaining weight: My advice is to consult your primary care physician and the surgeon that did the ileostomy so that they can direct you to a proper dietician for further advice.
Answered on Apr 22, 2013
Dr. Brett Spain
16 years experience Sports Medicine
This can depend: Depending on co-existing medical conditions such as kidney disease, diabetes or so fat malabsorption conditions this answer can vary widely. Discuss with your surgeon first and he/she may refer you to a nutritionist for further guidance. There are many supplement shakes on the market that can help add calories to your diet will not necessarily increasing the bulk of your stool.
Answered on Jul 6, 2013
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