Ostomy Belt – An Essential Ostomy Accessory

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Reviewed by Christine Kijek, Registered Colorectal Nurse on, June 28, 2022

An ostomy support belt is an ostomy accessory which allows the user to lead an active life with full confidence and a complete sense of security. An ostomy belt can improve quality of life in the following ways:

  • Protects from leaks
  • Reduces pouch noise
  • Ensures better adhesion
  • Also provides hernia support
  • Fully adjustable to allow a customized fit
  • Supports and conceals the ostomy pouch
  • Soft, flexible and comfortable against the skin
  • Can be tailored for diagonal, horizontal or vertical wear
  • Suitable to be worn around the clock during sleep, work, and play

The Coloplast Brava Adjustable Ostomy Belt is made of a soft and comfortable material and is discreet under clothing. It secures the skin barrier for extra security. This belt can be adjusted to fit the user’s body shape, especially when the abdomen is uneven or rounded. Fits all Assura and SenSura barriers with belt tabs.


When to wear an ostomy support belt

Since the construction of the stoma and the characteristics of the peristomal skin are unique, not all ostomates will need an ostomy belt to secure the pouching system. Circumstances which require an ostomy belt include the following:

  • Consistent leakage at the edge
  • Premature lifting of the border of the flange
  • A pouching system that shifts with regular activity

The Nu-Hope Regular Elastic Support Belt conforms naturally to the body and secures with a sturdy and adjustable Velcro tape closure. The opening is reinforced with a durable plastic ring for 360-degree wafer and pouch support. This belt also provides hernia support around the stoma.

The Coloplast Brava Ostomy Support Belt is made of stretchable fabric that breathes and distributes pressure evenly to provide comfortable wear. It easily contours to the body and has a silicone grip to prevent rolling.


Important points to remember for ostomates

When worn correctly, ostomy belts allow the user to lead an active life while providing complete comfort and hygiene.

  • Not all pouching systems support an ostomy belt. If belt is needed, make sure to purchase the correct pouching system.
  • Ostomy belts attach to tabs located at the 3 and 9 o’ clock positions on either the pouch or flange.
  • If the natural waist is higher than the belt position, the belt should be worn as directed or it will shift with movement.
  • The belt works best when worn in line with the belt tab position which may or may not be in line with the natural waist.
  • The elastic material of an ostomy belt will stretch out over time and repeated use. For a secure fit, make sure to replace when needed.
  • An ostomy belt should be secure but not too tight. Wearing a belt that is too tight can cause irritation where the tab rests on the skin or cause the flange to pop off on a two-piece pouching system.
  • The belt is properly secured when you can slide two fingers underneath after attaching.
  • Hand wash regularly with mild soap and cold water and let air dry.
  • To ensure effectiveness, belts should be replaced regularly.

Where to buy Ostomy Belts

Shop Ostomy Supplies offers a large collection of Ostomy Support Belts from top manufacturers such as Nu-hope, Marlen, Coloplast, Hollister. Explore our collection and enjoy great deals!

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