Urostomy- How to Treat Urinary Crystals

Posted on Sep 01, 2017 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 Sep 01, 2017 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 Sep 01, 2017 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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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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Diet for Ostomy Patients

Posted on Apr 27, 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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How To Change Ostomy Pouch

Posted on Sep 01, 2017 by

Ostomy pouch is a heavy-duty plastic bag that can be wore outside your body to collect the bowel discharges.Ostomy pouch can be changed as often as required, it is usually done after bowel movements. There is no specific duration but the general recommendation is not to go over seven days.

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Teenage Ostomy: Making It Less Awkward

Posted on Sep 01, 2017 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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How Exactly Does a Colostomy Differ from an Ileostomy?

Posted on Sep 01, 2017 by Kevin Cleary

Many people would think that any type of surgery to correct an issue with your intestines would be lumped into the same category, but that is completely untrue. While there can be many causes for the need for surgery, where this surgery takes place in the intestinal tract determines whether or not a colostomy is needed or an ileostomy.

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Choose Your Pouch: 1 Piece vs. 2 Piece

Posted on Sep 01, 2017 by Kevin Cleary

Once the reality of living with a colostomy or an ileostomy sets in, there will inevitably be a flood of questions. What does this mean? What will I need? How will I live with this? It can be an unsettling time since so much will be unknown.

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