Changes in food tolerance and digestive distress are common following gastrointestinal surgery. Impaired nutrient digestion and absorption can result from physical changes to the digestive tract (eg. food entering the small intestine downstream from adequate lactase presentation), impaired motility and altered transit time and changes in the prevalence and composition of gut bacteria.
Soluble fiber, found in complex carbohydrates like whole grains, bread, pasta, rice and some vegetables, can help promote bowel regularity. FODZYME can help promote tolerance to fiber-rich foods containing fructans and/or galactans and there is nothing to indicate FODZYME is unsafe for those who have had gastrointestinal surgery. For those experiencing poor tolerance to lactose, FODZYME can also be a helpful tool to manage digestive distress.
Low fiber intake is also a known risk factor for development of colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer. If FODMAP sensitivities are limiting your fiber intake, FODZYME may be a helpful tool to increase intake and variety of fiber-rich plant foods.