Diarrhoea is defined as an increase in stool frequency, accompanied by a decrease in stool consistency. In colorectal cancer, it can result from the toxicity of chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment or surgical procedure. It can also occur when antibiotics or other drugs are administered. Depending on the case, it can be mild or severe.
Because diarrhoea can lead to dehydration, drink plenty of fluids (water, herbal teas, weak broths, low-sugar isotonic drinks) in small sips throughout the day.
Homemade isotonic drink:
Mix the juice of two lemons, a tablespoon of honey, a dessert spoon of sea salt and a dessert spoon of bicarbonate of soda in a litre of water. When these ingredients dissolve, leave it in the fridge until it is cool.
Start with a liquid diet, e.g., rice water, and when it becomes well-tolerated, incorporate easily digestible foods such as mashed potatoes and carrots, boiled rice, white fish, or boiled chicken and baked or grated apples.
Boiling, grilling, steaming, and baking in the oven are easier-to-digest cooking methods.
Butter, margarine, lard, mayonnaise, cream, milk cream, and baked goods, among others, are not recommended.
They can be gradually incorporated, depending on tolerance
Sweets, fruit nectar, simple sugar or honey, chocolate, sweetened drinks, xylitol, sorbitol, etc. are not recommended.