Things To Know About Living With An Colostomy

Thousands of people are offered the choice each year: take stoma surgery and use ostomy tools, or continue to suffer greatly from digestive diseases including Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, etc. It’s a decision in the situation that isn’t hard to make but it also means life-changing consequences. check our website for more details.

Thankfully, irrespective of whether an ostomy is temporary or permanent, you can rest assured there are thousands of people living out happy, enjoying their stoma free lives. This is due to innovative, modern medical innovations that promote and render ostomy treatment as easy as possible. You will survive just as you did before your Stoma with the right devices, thinking less of your ostomy and more about living life.

Here’s a rundown of some lifestyles and requirements for Ostomy appliances: The Active Lifestyle Closed Ostomy Pouches-Get good waterproof adhesives and a closed pocket offers waterproof security with a pocket that doesn’t run the risk of unintentionally emptying. Ideal for cyclists, swimmers and all sorts of athletes.

Mini-Pouches-A mini-pouch will match the bill for bathing suits, or something “out of the way.” Combine a mini-pouch with a bathing suit that goes over your stoma and you will have a pouch that can go under the arm.

Adhesives-For active individuals, good adhesives are needed; you’ll want adhesives that are effective against sweat and moisture. While most skin barriers have adhesives, you will find that certain brands function best for the scale, shape and conformity of your particular stoma. You’ll want a strong remover along with strong adhesives to go with it. Adhesives can leave skin feeling “tacky” and should be removed completely before the stoma is put on a new appliance. Such products are produced by all the big brands including Hollister, Coloplast, and Convatec.