Diet in Typhoid Fever
Since the typhoid patient is very ill and anorexic, a high energy, high protein, full fluid diet is recommended. In the beginning, Small meals are given at frequent intervals of 2 to 3 hours. Sufficient intake of fluids and salts should be ensured. Generally in this condition, sufferer should avoid the whole grain, rice and other solid foods because they give pressure on your digestive system. The diet for typhoid patients should be one that is light and easy to digest. Keep in mind that a patient who has typhoid has a low appetite. It is vital therefore, to ensure that such a patient is given a high calorie and high protein diet. Guiding Principles are as follows:-
- The diet should supply enough proteins
- There should provide adequate nutrition
- There should provide enough fluids to maintain the electrolyte and water balance in the individual.