Our expert says:
If you have TB that has affected your digestive tract (e.g. ulcerative TB of the colon or the peri-anal region) then it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a registered dietitian to help you with the correct diet for this condition. Your dietary needs will be determined by the stage of your disease and the drugs that are being used to treat you. In some cases it may be advisable to use a liquid or semi-liquid diet. As mentioned in my previous reply to you, the safest solution is to consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area) for an individual diet prescription. The dietitian will have to assess your situation and prescribe liquid diets, meal replacements, and vitamin and mineral supplements to assist you in maintaining your health without causing extreme pain and discomfort.
Please get help from a dietitian straight away.
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