Diet And Exercise With A Stoma

Being diagnosed with an ostomy can be shocking and leave you feeling quite vulnerable, especially concerning diet and exercise. There are two main ways you can approach diet and exercise with your stoma, and the right one will depend on your lifestyle and preferences and what works best for your body. Diet and your stoma…

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Your Emotions After Ostomy Surgery: What to Expect

After surgery, many ostomy patients feel that their body image has been damaged in some way. This can sometimes lead to the development of negative emotions about the body and damage self-esteem. In this article, we’ll discuss some strategies for managing those negative emotions. Dealing With Emotions After Stoma Surgery It’s common to feel a…

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Taking an Airplane with an Ostomy: What To Expect And How To Prepare

For people with an ostomy, life doesn’t come to a grinding halt just because they’re planning a vacation. Fortunately, many tips and tricks can make traveling with an ostomy much easier. Check out these tips so you can start planning your next trip. Preparation If you have an ostomy, traveling can seem like a daunting…

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Dehydration and GI Problems: Will You At Be Risk?

  Are you thirsty right now? You could be after reading this article till the end. So, get yourself a glass of water and start reading. This article will guide you through everything you need to know about dehydration and why it is so important to recognize the symptoms of dehydration if you have a…

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Guide to Swimming with an Ostomy Bag

Swimming is one of those things that many of us love. However, having a stoma bag can hinder your passion. But, it does not need to be this way. Swimming is a great form of exercise. It is low-impact and helps improve your health. Besides, you can swim all your life no matter whether you…

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Ostomy Skin Care – How to Help Prevent Irritation

The Ultimate Guide to Ostomy Skin Care for Preventing Irritation Anyone who has uses an ostomy system knows just how frustrating skin irritation can be. Using a pouching system tends to cause burning and itching. Fortunately, you can practice Ostomy skin care to take care of your skin. It is crucial that you are gentle…

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Everything You Need To Know About Ileostomy

For those of you that do not know, an ileostomy is an ostomy type that involves a surgical opening. It provides the end of your small intestine with a route for releasing stool. Generally, an ileostomy is created by a surgeon to remove a part of your rectum and colon. An external pouch appliance has…

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Open Enrollment: How You Should Select a Health Insurance Plan?

Getting health insurance is not easy, especially if you are an ostomate. However, it is crucial that you get health insurance. It can be difficult to obtain all the information you need to make a decision from a healthcare provider or insurance provider. There are a lot of things that you need to consider such…

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Top Tips to Dress Comfortably When Wearing an Ostomy Bag

Wearing an ostomy bag is not easy. It can make it difficult for you to dress up. Besides, you might feel that it is visible to everyone and would leave you feeling overwhelmed. The fear of everyone noticing your bag can prevent you from going out. However, you do not have to worry as the…

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Protect Your Stoma During the Cold Weather

As many parts across eastern and central USA have experienced record high temperature, winter has decreased the temperature considerably. The fact is that winter might still not be over. The temperatures will continue to remain in the low 30s which is why it is crucial to protect your stoma during the cold weather. Abdominal incisions…

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