Ileostomy Articles



Diarrhea presents a big problem. In addition to causing excessive discharge a person with an ileostomy can risk an electrolyte imbalance. Most importantly POTASSIUM must be kept within safe levels. If vomiting and dehydration becomes an issue the iIeostomate must go to the ER earlier than later. It cannot be stressed how important it is to go to the ER as an ileostomate cannot hydrate oneself fast enough.

It is recommended to drink Ginger Ale, bouillon, and either Gatorade or Pedialyte. Always ensure the symptoms are related to the Flu and not Gastritis.

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