There is not a major set of medical studies that suggest a c diff diet for those suffering from a c. difficile infection. So bear in mind that what you read now is general. This is well regarded wisdom for those with major intestinal illness. There is not a definitive outline of scientific knowledge on this subject.
There is no c diff avoidance diet.
C diff is found in the stomachs of many, without them being ill. The active infections are not thought to be provoked by your general diet choices. It flares up into an infection when other bacteria which would normally hold the c.difficile in check are killed by antibiotic treatment.
Studies are emerging that suggest that a low protein diet can help those with or vulnerable to c diff. These point to the need for more work on the subject but show promise.
There are c diff diet prevention measures
When you are about to have a medical procedure and antibiotics are used to prevent infection some hospitals will place you on diet that includes probiotic yoghurt type products. See the news headlines below for insight into recent findings about probiotics and c difficile. These treatments are thought to help maintain the balance in your stomach of elements that hold the c difficile in check. This ‘c diff diet’ will be recommended until the antibiotics are finished.
Avoid a high fiber diet
When you are in the middle of a c difficile diahrrea outbreak you will need to take the advice generally given to diahrrea sufferers. You should avoid a high fiber diet that would provoke further agitation in your already unsettled stomach.
Say yes to ….
Fruits, beans, peas and carrots
Say no to …..
Wheat products, brown rice, cabbages, sprouts
There are several foods that may cause additional abdominal/intestinal bloating and discomfort such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, whole grain breads, onions, beans, nuts, seeds. The toxins in the gastrointestinal tract may increase after eating raw vegetables, and raw fruits produce bloating. Cooking the vegetables and fruits instead of eating them raw will reduce the bloating effects.
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Information sources on probiotics as part of a c diff diet
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