In addition to taking a bath regularly after anorectal surgery, keeping the stool unobstructed and the wound clean, dietary regulation is also very important.
Specifically, it is necessary to increase the intake of dietary fiber and properly take in probiotics, which will help promote gastrointestinal motility and keep stool soft and smooth. Here, Dr. Liu Xu recommends several foods suitable for patients after anorectal surgery. food:
1. Ripe banana
Banana is sweet and cold in nature, enters the stomach meridian. It has the effects of producing body fluid to quench thirst, moisturizing the lungs and smoothing the intestines. Those with febrile fever, polydipsia, constipation and hemorrhoids are suitable for regular consumption. However, those with spleen deficiency and diarrhea are not suitable. Bananas are rich in dietary fiber, sugar, protein, vitamins, and minerals, and have a good laxative function.
Walnut kernels contain fat powder, protein, carbohydrates, phosphorus, iron, β-carotene, riboflavin, etc., in addition to moisturizing the intestines and laxatives, it also has the functions of nourishing the kidneys, strengthening the essence, warming the lungs and relieving asthma, and can treat kidney deficiency, asthma and cough. Low back pain, weak feet, impotence and nocturnal emission, frequent urination, dry stool, etc. Long-term use has better curative effect and no side effects. Elderly people with constipation may wish to give it a try.
Apples are rich in water-soluble dietary fiber pectin. Pectin has the functions of protecting the intestinal wall, activating useful bacteria in the intestine, and adjusting gastrointestinal function, so it can effectively clean the intestine and prevent constipation.
4. Sweet potatoes
Sweet and warm in nature, can smooth the intestines and relax bowel movement, invigorate the stomach and replenish qi. Contains more cellulose, which can absorb water in the intestines to increase the volume of feces and cause a laxative effect.
5. Brown rice
Brown rice is rich in protein, starch, vitamin B1, vitamin A, vitamin E, cellulose, calcium, iron, phosphorus and other minerals. The rich fiber helps defecation.
*It should be noted that patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, etc. should also make corresponding adjustments in their diet choices. Finally, follow the doctor's advice and choose a diet that suits them.