Why You Should Be Wearing An Ostomy Belt

Every ostomate needs a functional ostomy appliance. But at times, they can experience problems such as discomfort and leakage. An ostomy belt can resolve this problem. It functions similarly to...

5 Reasons to Join An Ostomy Support Group

Re-adjusting to life following ostomy surgery can take time and some effort on your part. The changes can be challenging and overwhelming, from learning the right ostomy products to getting...

A Guide to Urostomy Bags – 2022

A one-piece closed urostomy bag or pouch is a prosthetic medical device that collects urine outside the abdomen. You may use this after you have undergone bladder surgery. Before you...

Ostomy Class: Ostomy and Diet

Having an ostomy will affect your diet and how you should eat to stay healthy. Although your ostomy nurse or doctor can offer you some general tips regarding your diet,...

Ostomy Class: Ostomy Skincare

Skin irritation is a common issue that many ostomates have to deal with at some point. Pouching systems and output both can cause itching and burning of the skin, but...

Ostomy Class: Preventing Ostomy Leaks

Ostomy leaks are a common problem — the good news is that they’re relatively easy to prevent and treat if they do occur. Leaks are caused when the baseplate of...

Ostomy Class: Ostomy and Exercise

There’s no reason for you stop exercising just because you have an ostomy. Often, having ostomy surgery can offer you a second chance at life and that means that taking...

Ostomy Class: What to Expect After Surgery

Ostomy surgery is a common and safe procedure. Nevertheless, there will naturally be a healing and adjustment period immediately following your surgery. Something to remember is that your abdomen and...

Ostomy Class: Choosing Ostomy Products

There’s a wide variety of ostomy products out there — so how do you choose the best ostomy pouch and other ostomy products for you? Let our Ostomy Education Lead...

Ostomy Class: Ostomy and Hernias

An ostomy hernia, also known as a parastomal hernia, is caused when an extra loop of bowel squeezes through between the stoma and abdominal wall and causes a bulge. Ostomy...

Ostomy Class: Ostomy and Intimacy

Many ostomates we speak to have the same concern: “can I have sex with an ostomy?” they ask. Here’s the good news — you can absolutely have sex and be...

What Is A Colostomy Bag?

A colostomy bag is a type of pouching system for people who have undergone colostomy surgery. They need this pouch because they have had a colostomy due to: An injury ...

How to Empty Your Ostomy Pouch

Emptying an ostomy bag is a skill you need to learn after operations like colostomies, ileostomies, or urostomies. After all, you (or the ostomy patient) will be using the pouch...

What Is A Urostomy?

A urostomy is a procedure that reroutes the urine from the bladder to a surgically created opening on the surface of the abdomen called a stoma. As a result, urine...

An Exciting Announcement!

Today, we’re excited to announce a $10 million Series A funding round led by Caffeinated Capital and General Catalyst with participation from Bill Ackman’s family office, Table Management, 8VC, Anorak...

Your Ostomy Rights: Before Ostomy Surgery

If you’re about to get ostomy surgery, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. But here’s the good news: as an ostomate, you’re entitled to certain patient rights, even before...

What Is A Colostomy?

Better Health educates, services, and provides colostomy products for those with an colostomy. A colostomy is an operation that creates an opening for the colon, or large intestine, through the abdomen. A colostomy may...

What Is An Ileostomy?

A ileostomy is an operation that creates an opening for the small intestine, through the abdomen, called a stoma. A ileostomy may be temporary or permanent, depending on the reasons that it was required...

Preventing Ostomy Skin Infections

Ostomy skin breakdown or skin infections is a common problem faced by many ostomates, often caused by leakages. If your ostomy barrier doesn’t fit you correctly, leakages are far more...

Can I Have Sex With An Ostomy?

One of the most common questions that ostomates have is how their ostomy will affect their intimate relationships. Here’s the good news: your ostomy surgery won’t take away or destroy your...

Who Is An Ostomy Caregiver?

Some ostomy patients are able to work with a home ostomy nurse following their surgery, but in many cases, your primary caregiver will be your spouse or other family member....

What Is A Urostomy?

A urostomy is one of three primary types of ostomies (along with colostomy and ileostomy). During urostomy surgery, a stoma is created to act as a pathway from the bladder...

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