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It is valuable to talk to a dietician with a proper understanding of the problems encountered with bowel damage from radiation. They will be able to give advice specific to your problem.

Diets suitable for people with radiotherapy injuries to the pelvic area affecting the bowel as it is usually necessary to limit fibre, at least insoluable fibre. A few links are given below with information, some with actual fibre content of various foods.

It is usually important to limit fibre, at least insoluable fibre.

Guy's and St Thomas' hospital, London have a useful Low fibre dietpdf information sheet.

Low Residue Diet - recommended for flare-up periods of diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn's Disease.

Low fibre diet for the prevention of bowel obstructionpdf - by Queensland Dietitians.

If there is a problem with taking fruits and vegetables, in the normal way, a juicer can extract the nutrients from these, discarding the insoluble fibre and pulp. We have a Breville Juicer, a centrifugal type. There are many centrifugal types on the market. Much more expensive are the macerator types are slower, quiet but result in a higher juice yield.

It is recommended you see a dietician with a proper understanding of the problems of how a damaged bowel needs special care with food types, and possible supplementation.

A juice style drink to supplement nutrition has been recommended (by a specialist dietician) called Ensure Plus Juce. Jan has been using these since January 09. The dietician had previously carried out a series of blood tests and found she was deficient in some vitamins, which the juice helps to replace.

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