Stomach removal - It works without it!

It works without it!

Undoubtedly, the stomach has important functions in the digestion of our food. But even if the stomach has been removed, the digestion can take place. If you look at the changes in the digestive tract that occur with the removal of the stomach, some changes in dietary behavior can provide relief for most ailments.

  1. Basically, you can eat everything you can tolerate and whatever you feel like doing. Try it yourself and do not let the enjoyment of food spoil you.
  2. Since the stomach is lacking as a reservoir for food, this function should be controlled by the frequency of meals. Eat a lot of small meals (6-8 or more) instead of 2-3 large meals.
  3. Eat slowly and chew thoroughly. Keep in mind that your stomach can no longer take on the role of mixing and shredding.
  4. Drink very little at mealtimes, but rather between meals to avoid premature satiety. But pay attention to a total sufficient amount of drinking water of at least 1.5 liters.
  5. Eat rich in protein and low in fat. Therefore, prefer lean meat and fish, lean sausages (eg poultry sausage, cooked ham, raw ham without fat, corned beef), lean milk and dairy products.
  6. Avoid large quantities of sugar-rich foods and drinks, such as Sweets, marmalade, cakes and sodas. These products are more likely to cause a dumping syndrome. Instead of sugar, use sweetener better. Try out diabetic products as a substitute for sweets.
  7. Some foods may cause incompatibilities in the initial stages: bloating fruits and vegetables (dried fruit, cabbages and legumes), milk, fried foods, carbonated drinks, hot spices, foods that are too hot or too cold. Carefully test the individual compatibility of these foods.
  8. Drink alcohol with caution, your body may react differently than you are used to in the changed situation.
  9. One of the tasks of stomach acid is the killing of harmful germs in the diet. As this function is eliminated, ensure that the food is processed hygienically and always store any leftovers in the refrigerator in order to minimize the intake of harmful germs.
  10. Check vitamin D, calcium, folic acid and iron on a regular basis and take them as supplement if necessary.
  11. Keep in mind that vitamin B 12 is sprayed ¼ annually by the family doctor.

For most patients, the above advice can help remedy any existing complaints. Sometimes, however, further individual advice is required. For this, consult a qualified nutritionist.

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