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What is an Ostomy?

You might have recently heard from your doctor that you need an ostomy. If you have, you likely have a lot of questions and concerns. Namely, what is an ostomy...

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...

National Ostomy Awareness Day Is October 3, 2021

Every three years ostomates worldwide, and their family and friends, come together to celebrate the resilience of the ostomy community. They help spread awareness on World Ostomy Day. This celebration...

What is Colostomy Irrigation?

Learning about irrigation played a big part in my decision to opt for a permanent ostomy instead of an attempt at reversal. I knew that irrigation would offer me the...

How Can An Ostomy Caregiver Help?

Having a robust support system can make all the difference to your recovery time following ostomy surgery. Having a dedicated caregiver, whether it’s a wound and ostomy care nurse (WOCN)...

Ostomy Glossary part 1: Ostomy Product Terms

Accessory When speaking about ostomy products, accessory usually refers to extra/optional products that are used to amplify an ostomates quality of life. Some examples are support wraps, cloth/decorative pouch covers,...

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