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Living with an Ostomy
Pregnancy and ostomy
Living with an Ostomy
Flatulence Control
Ostomy Videos
Difference between Colostomy, Ileostomy and Urostomy
Ostomy Videos
Applying a 2 piece closed pouch
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Living with an Ostomy

Flatulence Control

The release of gas is a natural digestive process. Normally, a person would feel the pressure build ... read more...

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Ostomy Belts

Ostomy Belts

There is minimal research and literature available in relation to ostomy belts. The most basic ostom... read more...

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Cut-to-fit System

Cut-to Fit Ostomy Systems

Cut to fit ostomy systems are used mainly where the stoma is irregular and as its name implies, it m... read more...

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Ostomy

Pediatric Ostomy - Ostomy Board

Some pediatric gastrointestinal conditions may require an alternative temporary or permanent method ... read more...

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Accessories

Main Accessories for Ostomates

An ostomate can lead an active and productive life despite having an ostomy. This success depends, ... read more...

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Convex Products

Convex Ostomy Skin Barriers

Convex ostomy skin barriers (also known as wafers, baseplates or flanges) are so called because of t... read more...

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Filters

Ostomy Filters

Ostomy filters come in handy for patients who have an ostomy since odor is a major source of stress ... read more...

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Drainable System

Drainable Ostomy Systems

A drainable ostomy system is a type of pouch that can be reused. Unlike the closed ostomy pouch, thi... read more...

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Closed System

Closed Ostomy Systems

A closed ostomy system is one of the types of ostomy pouches available to patients. The main conside... read more...

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Pre-cut System

Pre-Cut Ostomy Systems

A pre-cut ostomy system refers to a pouch with a factory cut-out opening already in place. The openi... read more...

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Skin Barrier

Ostomy Skin Barrier

Most patients are concerned about the state of their peri-stomal skin. Poor care in this area... read more...

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Ostomy Diet

The role of Superfoods in Ostomy Health

There are various digestive challenges that affect ostomates. Some of these are emotionally draining... read more...

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Living with an Ostomy

Ostomy Self-Acceptance

Aside from a new physiological condition, a patient’s self-perception and acceptance after ostomy su... read more...

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Ostomy Diet

Kefir and Ostomy

Kefir is a dairy product made through a culturing process that leads to the growth of large amounts ... read more...

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Two Piece Bag

Two Piece Ostomy Bags

A two-piece ostomy bag is one of the two main types of ostomy appliances a patient can choose... read more...

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One Piece Bag

One Piece Ostomy Bags

One piece ostomy bags are one of two options available after a colon or bladder diversion surgery... read more...

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Living with an Ostomy

Ostomy Support

Ostomy support is vital for new as well as old ostomates. The sudden changes in a patient’s life... read more...

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Socializing

Socializing with an Ostomy

Human beings are social animals. If this natural desire is hindered in anyway... read more...

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Travel

Travel with an Ostomy

Travel with an ostomy is a concern for many ostomates. Issues of going through security... read more...

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Travel

Ostomy Travel Tag

If you are traveling and would like to save some explaining at the airport, you might want to... read more...

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Ostomy

Ostomy Stoma

A stoma and ostomy are related but are not the same. They are mistakenly considered synonyms. A stom... read more...

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Parastomal Hernia

Ostomy Support Belts

Ostomy patients, whether with a colostomy, ileostomy or a urostomy, are prone to Parastomal Hernias... read more...

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Cool Ostomy

Cool Ostomy

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Ostomy Support

Ostomy Support for people with colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy

Stoma Bags intents to be a source of information, camaraderie, and support through a two-pronged app... read more...

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Ileostomy

Ileostomy Bags

Ileostomy patients usually prefer drainable ostomy bags. Their waste, which has a consistency rangin... read more...

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Colostomy

Colostomy Bags

Colostomy patients who do not irrigate have essentially the same choices available for those with an... read more...

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Ostomy

What are Convex ostomy bags, skin barriers, wafers, convex ostomy systems, convex ostomy supplies.

Convexity in Ostomy Appliances exists to provide optimal peristomal seal. A stoma can have uneven sh... read more...

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Ostomy

Ostomy Bags: Drainable, Closed, Two-Piece, and One-Piece

Before being discharged from the hospital, it is important that an ostomy nurse help you choose an a... read more...

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Ostomy

Ostomy Glossary

Glossary... read more...

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Colostomy

Types of Colostomy

A Colostomy will differ depending on the section of the colon that is dissected. The are three types... read more...

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Parastomal Hernia

What is a Parastomal Hernia?

A hernia is an abnormal protrusion or displacement of intestine through a weak area, or defect. Hern... read more...

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Parastomal Hernia

Incisional Hernias occur after Colostomy, Ileostomy, or Urostomy surgery

An incisional hernia develops as a result of your ostomy surgery. It consists on part of the intesti... read more...

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Colostomy

Colostomy Irrigation

Colostomy irrigation is a way for some colostomy patients to evacuate stool through a water enema pe... read more...

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Quotes

Quotes

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Urostomy

Urostomy And Urinary Tract Infections

Your body’s natural filtering system functions by disposing of urine through the urinary tract. Peop... read more...

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Ileostomy

Ileostomy Information

-In the average, daily waste is close to a pint.... read more...

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Urostomy

Urostomy and Acidic Urine

People with an urostomy must aim for a rather acidic urine. Acidic urine is desired when having an u... read more...

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Intimacy

Intimacy After Ostomy Surgery

It is normal to feel self-conscious after undergoing ostomy surgery. Most people confide that they e... read more...

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Ostomy and Exercise

Parastomal Hernia Belts and Sports

An ostomy support belt or a parastomal hernia belt is designed solely for ostomy patients. It may he... read more...

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Ostomy and Exercise

Food Intake and Sports with an Ostomy

Ostomy patients (Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy) who are into grueling sport activities, must aim fo... read more...

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Ostomy and Exercise

Exercising and Hydrating with an Ostomy

As ostomates, you are susceptible to excessive liquid loss. Since physical activity heighten this fa... read more...

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Ostomy and Exercise

Ostomy: Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy and beginning Sports

Sports offer great benefits to Colostomy, Ileostomy and Urostomy patients alike. Aside from the obvi... read more...

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Ostomy and Exercise

Ostomy recommended exercises

There exists a positive correlation between weight bearing exercises and bone density. Particularly ... read more...

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Ostomy Diet

Ostomy Recipes

Ostomy patients must maintain a well balanced diet including vegetables, fruits, dairy products, mea... read more...

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Ostomy Diet

Ostomy Diet Pictionary

Foods have different meanings for Ostomates. The following Pictionary might help you on your daily d... read more...

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Ostomy Diet

Ostomy Food Journal

A food diary is an effective way to manage food intake. If you experience diarrhea, drowsiness, naus... read more...

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Ostomy Diet

Reactions to Food with an Ostomy

It is very important for ostomates to be aware of all reactions from the foods they ingest. The sect... read more...

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Ostomy Diet

Fluids and Electrolytes with an Ostomy

Electrolytes are ionic mineral solutions that transmit electricity. Electrolyte balance refers to th... read more...

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Ostomy Diet

Key Nutrients for Ostomates

Ostomy patients need a balanced diet. You need a mix of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and ... read more...

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Ostomy Diet

Vitamins and Minerals with an Ostomy

Vitamins and minerals are vital to the proper functioning of our bodies. A balanced diet is the safe... read more...

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Ostomy Diet

Suggested Ostomy Food Groups

As an ostomy patient (colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy), you may in moderation enjoy most recipes.... read more...

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Ostomy

Ostomy and Ostomy Bags History

Bowel blockages were usually fatal up to the latter part of the 18th century. Doctors' surgical know... read more...

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Parastomal Hernia

Incidence of Parastomal Hernias and Incisional Hernias

An incisional hernia may develop after any surgical procedure requiring surgical "incisions". A para... read more...

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Parastomal Hernia

Parastomal Hernia Repair

There are different options for open surgical parastomal hernia repair. Your surgeon will select one... read more...

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Parastomal Hernia

For Colostomy, Ileostomy and Urostomy patients Laparoscopic Parastomal and Incisional Hernia repair

Laparoscopic hernia repair is a new, less-invasive, and safer procedure that may be used for incisio... read more...

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Urostomy

What is a Urostomy?

The word urostomy derives from the Greek words ouran (urine) and stoma (opening). A urostomy or urin... read more...

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Ileostomy

What is an Ileostomy?

An ileostomy is a surgical procedure where the small intestine is detached from the large intestine.... read more...

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Colostomy

What is a Colostomy?

A colostomy is type of ostomy bowel diversion. It is a surgical procedure that involves partially re... read more...

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Ostomy

What is an Ostomy?

An ostomy is a temporary or permanent surgical opening made in the abdominal wall. The opening occur... read more...

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Ostomy

Ostomy Bag Changing Frequency

There is no universal agreement on this. Ostomy patients are known to change their ostomy bags anywh... read more...

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