After a colonoscopy, people are allowed to return to their regular diets and do not need to follow any special restrictions, according to WebMD. There is a small holding period of approximately 30 minutes after the procedure is completed during which patients are monitored for possible complications.Continue Reading
Some patients are required to forgo solid foods for several days before a colonoscopy according to their doctors' wishes, notes WebMD. Each patient must receive one or two enemas to completely clear out the lower intestine and rectum to allow the camera clear visibility into the colon. Sedative medications are administered intravenously to calm patients and ensure their comfort during the procedure. Doctors insert an extended tube into the anus and guide it through the intestines with the use of a camera that projects video images onto a television in the operating room.
According to WebMD, doctors are able to study the video footage to detect the presence of intestinal abnormalities such as polyps or bleeding. Patients are usually required to lie on their left side during the procedure and may be asked to adjust their position to help the doctor guide the colonoscope through the intestines. Tissue biopsies may be performed to rule out serious health complications if anything worrisome is spotted during the procedure.Learn more about Nutrition & Diets
There is no research that links psoriasis to diet, though some people have found relief by not eating foods containing dairy and gluten, as stated by WebMD. Those with psoriasis are also advised to limit alcohol intake, especially if taking medications for psoriasis.Full Answer >
There are no foods to avoid when a person has Bell's palsy, but typically it is easier for people with this condition to eat soft or smooth foods, such as yogurt, according to WebMD. Patients should also chew food well before swallowing.Full Answer >
Foods containing sulfites, such as beer, wine, dried fruits, and processed potatoes, are known to trigger asthma attacks in some people, according to WebMD. If an asthma sufferer has a food allergy, exposure to foods containing the allergen can induce an asthma attack or cause asthma-like symptoms, explains HowStuffWorks Health.Full Answer >
For people with IBS constipation, vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grain breads, along with other high-fiber foods, are helpful, according to WebMD. For people with IBS diarrhea, foods with soluble fiber such as oats, whole wheat breads, fruit flesh (after peeling the skin off) and dried fruit are recommended.Full Answer >