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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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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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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Katie’s Story

Hi I’m Katie and have been an ostomate for almost 2 years after a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis in 2018. My ileostomy has changed my life completely, my health and happiness is the best it has ever been and that’s thanks to my stoma. UC does not dictate my life anymore and I’m able to…

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Helinka’s Story

I was never going to have a stoma, ostomy. My auntie had a couple over time and all I heard was negative things. As part of the recovery of surgery to remove stage three bowel cancer. The consultant and nurse convinced me that I would recover quicker and better. I did have a reversal. Unfortunately…

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Emma’s Story

My name is Emma, I’m 20 years old and I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 16. I tried all treatments first steroids , anti inflammatories and then moved onto biologics like azathioprine and mercaptopurine and the infusions drugs but nothing was working for me. I then had my first surgery February…

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Clair’s Story

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2011 and was petrified of needing a stoma as omg how embarrassing. Years went on and I was fine a bit of a Dicky tummy but that was it.. well until 2017 when I wasn’t ok anymore. Had to try every drug going and although I thought I was…

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The emotional side of an ostomy

There are many reasons for getting an ostomy. Some people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis will opt for the surgery at the recommendation of their doctor, while others essentially have no choice because of cancer or another life-threatening illness. Since an ostomy requires consistently wearing a pouch or bag on the body that collects…

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Dr. Dilshad’s Story

I am with permanent colostomy since 1995. During the past 25 years, I faced many health challenges like sub acute gut obstruction, post operative adhesions, peristomal hernia, itching around the stoma, bleeding at the rim of the stoma, anxiety and depression etc. All the problems gradually vanished with every passing day resulting into restoration of…

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