Bathing with Your Ostomy

Once you’ve had an ostomy procedure, you’ll want to pay close attention to bathing. It requires some adjustment, but like most of the other topics we discuss, there’s no reason to feel discouragement or anxiety. We want to show you a few pointers that will make bathing and showering easier following an ostomy.

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Introducing New Foods to Your Ostomy

Introducing new foods back into your diet takes a lot of precaution following an ostomy procedure. We always recommend adhering to physician recommendations when deciding how fast to do so, but we have some general guidelines to help you approach this sometimes tricky matter.

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How You Can Prevent Dehydration

One of the wisest things you can do is maintain optimal hydration. This is abundantly important to stoma patients, but also for the population at-large. With summer upon us, let’s examine a few ways to prevent dehydration that will make it easier to endure all the intense heat.

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Yes, You Can Travel with an Ostomy!

You might be wondering what it’s like to travel and move long distances with an ostomy. Thankfully, with modern advantages like MicroSkin pouches, it’s nowhere near as difficult to get around comfortably. Almost anybody can function just as well as the next person, provided you follow a few simple strategies. General Guidelines for Driving or … Read more

Emptying & Cleaning An Ostomy Bag: A How To Guide

Adapting to life after a stoma can take some getting used to, but it’s not impossible. Many people have led themselves to believe that having an ostomy such as a colostomy means having a significant decrease in their quality of life. This is a misconception that leads to a lot of anxiety before the procedure, not to mention a lot of dread at the thought that such a surgery leads to a life of isolation and misery. This is not the case. Once you’ve adapted to life with an ostomy after being discharged from the hospital, you’ll be enjoying life in no time at all.

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Ostomy, Colostomy, Ileostomy, and Urostomy: Knowing the Difference

Medical terminology can sometimes seem confusing. This is nowhere more apparent than the term “ostomy.” While the phrase might not be one that appears in your daily conversations, to many people, it’s a part of their daily lives and something they have to think about constantly. There are more than a few types of ostomies, and today we’re going to shed light on the differences between them.

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