In the first few weeks following a colostomy, patients are typically put on a low-fiber diet, according to NHS Choices. Eventually patients can resume a normal, balanced diet that emphasizes fruit and vegetables. Any die... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

The diet for people in kidney failure should limit fluid intake and add extra iron, according to Medline Plus. People who are in kidney failure are also considered to have anemia. More » Health Nutrition & Diets

The best diet for a patient with liver disease should limit protein, fat and salty foods, but it should include large amounts of carbohydrates and complex vitamins, according to MedlinePlus. A patient should consult a do... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

Immediately following ileostomy surgery patients are likely to be put on a low-fiber diet in order to allow the intestine time to heal, according to Mayo Clinic. High amounts of fiber or roughage found in whole-grains, f... More »

Doctors advise patients with kidney problems to maintain a low-phosphorus diet that includes unfortified rice milk, low-fat cream cheese, sherbet and lean meats, according to Mayo Clinic. A person’s phosphorus needs main... More » Health Nutrition & Diets

A low-fiber diet is recommended before a colonoscopy so there is nothing to obstruct the view of any lesions or polyps that might be in the colon, notes Harvard Health Publications. The special diet is also recommended s... More »

Benefits of a low-fiber diet for diverticulitis may include a reduction of gas, bloating and diarrhea, according to MedlinePlus. Eating low-fiber foods enables easier digestion, which is beneficial for those with diverti... More » Health Nutrition & Diets