Urostomy: Nutritional Advice and Diet Tips

Unless your healthcare team gives you specific instructions, people with a urostomy do not need a special diet. However, there are a few tips you may want to keep in mind to avoid infections and urine odors:

  • Drink at least six to eight cups (48-64 ounces) of water and other fluids per day.
  • You may want to limit certain foods that cause urine odor. These includeA:
    - Asparagus
    - Fish
    - Eggs
    - Alcohol
    - Cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and Brussels sprouts
    - Cheese (certain types)
    - Baked beans
    - Onions
  • Some foods help fight urine odor. You may want to increase your intake of:
    - Cranberry juice
    - Buttermilk
    - Parsley
    - Yogurt



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