Ileostomies & Colostomies (Stomas)
Stomas are formed when your colon (large bowel) or rectum is removed. Some people have an ileostomy which means they have had their whole colon removed. Others have a colostomy, meaning they have had part of their colon or their rectum removed.
Eating and drinking with a stoma
If you have a stoma, or are going to have one formed, you will have a lot of questions about how this will affect your eating and drinking and how your eating and drinking will affect your stoma output!
Eating well with a stoma requires a delicate balance between trying to be healthy while also trying to manage your stoma output. Sometimes, there things feel like they’re in conflict.
Sophie has worked with people with ileostomies and colostomies for decades. She consultants for Coloplast and Convatec as well as teaching on stoma care masters programmes for nurses.
If you’re struggling to manage your stoma output or you have a stoma and you’re worried that your diet isn’t as healthy as you’d like it to be, Sophie can help.
What to expect from your consultation
Sophie will take time to thoroughly understand your medical and surgical history and will assess your diet. She will work with you to find a diet that manages your stoma output while promoting good long term health.
Typically, this will involve three sessions, for example:
Session 1: Assessment and dietary modifications
Session 2: Assessment of progress and reintroduction of foods to establish tolerance
Session 3: Long term nutritional management and healthy eating
If tests or treatments are needed, Sophie will liaise with your consultant or GP. For people with a stoma, we offer three appointments for £300, saving £30.