Ostomy Resources, Tips and Product Reviews

How to Overcome Ostomy Challenges
“How do I get my pouch to work with the creases in my abdomen?” “How do I get a difficult pouch to stick?” “What can I do to pouch a retracted stoma?” These are just some of the questions heard from ostomates on a daily basis, the world over. With the help of these tips today, hopefully you can avoid come of the common challenges that face anyone with an ostomy. When in doubt, always contact your medical team. They know your individual needs better than anyone and together you can improve your day to day [More]

It is true that our bodies contain many normal bacteria; we do not live in a sterile world. We humans have a natural immunity to many of these organisms; some are even helpful in keeping down growth of more harmful bacteria. Infection however occurs when the number of these organisms exceeds the body’s ability to handle them. Some of the fir... [More]

Food blockages. Symptoms may include no output from the stoma for more than 4 hours, cramping in the abdomen, nausea or vomiting and high watery output. Solution: Drink hot tea and increase your fluid input. Take a warm bath or shower and massage your abdomen. Have a glass of wine. This will help relax your abdominal muscles. Get down on all fours ... [More]

Did you know that improving your diet can help prevent 75% of colon cancers? Get lots of Folic Acid. Dried beans, green leafy vegetables, orange juice and fortified cereals are rich in this cancer fighter. Recent Louisiana State University research showed that getting 250 micrograms of folic acid daily slashed colon cancer odds by 60% in men. In a... [More]