The importance of Hydration

If you are post ileostomy surgery, please read this… it may seem like an obvious point but it is unfortunately a factor that is often easily forgotten about and can have a nasty effect. Dehydration can be a high risk for those of us living with an ileostomy. Dehydration can occur after ileostomy surgery, as the purpose of the large intestine is to absorb water from the indigestible waste and then expel the waste material from the body through bowel movements. During ileostomy surgery, a part or all of the large intestines is removed, which prevents the body from... Read more