How Exactly Does a Colostomy Differ from an Ileostomy?

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 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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How To Change Ostomy Pouch?

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 by Ayush Henry

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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Diet for Ostomy Patients

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 by Ayush Henry

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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Why to Use Convexity In Ostomy Supplies?

Posted on Aug 08, 2018 by Hunaid Germanwala

Convexity in ostomy supplies exists to provide optimum stoma seal. Convex ostomy systems are beneficial for people who have stoma with uneven shape, unusual size, or other irregularities around the stoma skin area. When the stoma sits below skin level it becomes recessed or retracted which can cause the surrounding skin to be sunken or uneven.

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How to Prevent Excess Gas Accumulating in Your Ostomy Pouch?

Posted on Sep 08, 2018 by Hunaid Germanwala

Ostomates often have issues with accumulation of gas in their ostomy pouch. Passing gas and farting with ostomy can be embarrassing. Consider the fact that a human passes gas upto 14 times a day. Fortunately it is possible to escape from such awkward moments by employing proper appliances and adopting healthy lifestyle.

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9 Helpful Tips For Choosing an Ostomy Skin Barrier

Posted on Jul 04, 2019 by Taikhum Sadiq

Ostomy skin barriers are an integral part of any ostomy two-piece system. Their efficiency and compatibility with the pouch help to ensure the user a safe and confident experience. One has to consider a few things with respect to the stoma, the output levels, and the bag one uses. We have listed points you should consider before choosing an ostomy skin barrier.

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What is an Ostomy?

Posted on Nov 26, 2019 by Taikhum Sadiq

Creating an opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes by removing some part of intestines or bladder is called ostomy. At Ostomysupplies we help you to deal with various types of ostomies.

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Not Just a Colorectal Surgery Nurse - a Patient Too

Posted on Oct 01, 2020 by Christine Kijek

Christine Kijeck a colorectal surgical nurse at Danbury Hospital shared her experiences of dealing with colorectal surgery with the Ostomy Support Group.

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How to Prepare for an Ostomy Surgery?

Posted on Oct 28, 2020 by Taikhum Sadiq

Preparing for an ostomy surgery is as important as managing an ostomy and if you are well prepared for your ostomy surgery, managing it also becomes comfortable. At Shop Ostomy Supplies we have a wide range of products that help in preparing for an ostomy as well as managing an ostomy.

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Ostomy care products are FSA eligible | Shop Ostomy Supplies

Posted on Feb 24, 2021 by

You can use your FSA money to pay for your Ostomy supplies such as stoma support belts, skin-care, and other ostomy accessories. Know more @ Shop Ostomy Supplies.

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