Urostomy- How to Treat Urinary Crystals

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 by

Urostomy is a surgical opening in abdominal region to redirect urine from the bladder. The small opening made for the purpose is called a stoma. Urostomy is usually performed after accident, disease or a birth issue leading to bladder damage. A urostomy pouch is then temporarily attached to the stoma that has to be worn outside and changed when filled up.

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Accessories for Ostomy Care

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 by

It takes time to get used to an ostomy. After the recovery period you will be able to resume your social life, work, physical activities and other day to day activities. Extra care for ostomy will always be there in your mind. For these reasons there are several products available that can assist you in everyday life.

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Fitness and Exercise with an Ostomy

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 by

Exercise is necessary to maintain healthy lifestyle and avoid weight gain. But for someone with an ostomy, it also helps to prevent developing parastomal hernias. One of the greatest benefits of exercise is the ‘feel good’ factor. It will not only boost your confidence but also the ability to cope with your stoma and quality of life.

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Guide to Colostomy Irrigation

Posted on May 28, 2016 by

A colostomy connects the colon to the surface of the abdomen and allows waste material and gas to leave the body. Colostomy irrigation is a way to regulate bowel movements by emptying the colon at a scheduled time. The purpose is to empty your bowel at the same time each day. Colostomy irrigation also helps to avoid constipation and regulate bowel movements.

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Teenage Ostomy: Making It Less Awkward

Posted on May 05, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

Adjusting to life with an ostomy can be difficult and young adults, and teenagers in particular, can have self image issues. Knowing that you are not alone and that there are other teens and young adults that have already faced this challenge will help you cope and adapt to your ostomy.

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Diet for Ostomy Patients

Posted on May 05, 2016 by

Diet for Ostomy Patients People with Ostomy always have the question in the initial phase “What can we eat”, “How often can we eat”. Meal, that was a source of enjoyment, now has become the source of confusion. They are unsure of which food to restrict to avoid trouble.

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Ostomy Skincare

Posted on Apr 30, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

Once surgery has been performed and you’re ready to return to your daily life, it is important to care for your ostomy. Caring for your ostomy is not only medically necessary, but is important to maintaining your quality of life. Care for your ostomy includes emptying your pouch when necessary, replacing your pouch system as needed, and skin and stoma care.

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Odor Control for Your Ostomy

Posted on Apr 30, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

Living with your ostomy (whether colostomy/ileostomy or urostomy) creates a unique set of challenges. Aside from the possible health issues, the issue of maintaining your quality of life can come to the forefront. Since you are no longer able to control your body’s waste and gas, the problem of odor control can be paramount.

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New to Ostomy? What You Need to Know

Posted on Apr 30, 2016 by Kevin Cleary

There is a saying that goes “the only certainty in life is death and taxes.” What’s left out of that statement is our body’s need to expel waste. Our body’s waste can be toxic to us. Certain diseases can affect our bowel or urinary tract system requiring surgery to remove some if not all of our intestines or bladder.

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Intimacy and Ostomy

Posted on Apr 29, 2016 by

After you have accepted and adapted to new ways of doing things. You have already proven that you can achieve anything you desire. When it comes to the desire of companionship, romance, serious relationship or social acceptance you have to take a step ahead. A normal concern will always arise, whether your partner will accept the way you are or not.

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