2. Dietary advice
Patients with cholestasis should follow a diet focusing on high-fiber, low-fat foods. Eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help reduce inflammation and promote bile flow. Other beneficial foods include lean proteins and complex carbohydrates. Avoiding fatty and greasy foods and limiting sugar intake can also help manage symptoms. Additionally, it is essential to drink plenty of water and limit alcohol consumption.
Patients with cholestasis should also be aware of food intolerances or sensitivities. Common triggers include caffeine, sulfur-containing foods, and high-fat foods. It is important to pay attention to any reactions to these foods, as they may worsen symptoms. A registered dietitian can help patients with cholestasis create an individualized eating plan that meets their nutritional needs. It is also important for patients to discuss any changes in diet with their healthcare providers before making any modifications.