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Christine Kijek

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Christine Kijek is a colorectal nurse at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT. She has a wealth of knowledge in this field as well as personal experience. HPFY is thrilled that she has been an active participant in the Ostomy Support Group. Christine lives in Bethel, CT with her husband Ed. Her children are married and live nearby. She has 4 grandchildren and is known as GiGi. Christine enjoys riding motor cycles and spends many hours gardening. She can often be found onboard a Carnival Cruise ship lounging by the pool.

Christine Kijek's Articles

Alzheimer’s Disease and Incontinence

Posted on Dec 23, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Alzheimer’s Disease that is most common in humans and he is very harmful.

Posted in Incontinence

Staying Social During the Holidays with Incontinence

Posted on Nov 20, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Living with incontinence can be a hassle under normal circumstances, but it can become a real challenge during certain times, such as the holidays. Expert Advice. Learn More.

Posted in Incontinence

Stoma Pouches: The Right Fit

Posted on Nov 19, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Getting the right fit for pouching your stoma is not always easy. Using a systematic approach to the characteristics of your body shape and stoma is very helpful

Posted in Ostomy Accessories

Changes in Mind and Body After Ostomy Surgery

Posted on Nov 11, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Some emergent surgeries can result in a stoma .and Every ostomate Struggled with thier

Posted in Ostomy

Phases of Wound Healing

Posted on Oct 28, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Four Stages of Wound Healing are represented by four distinct stages: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and maturation. Expert Advice and Content @ HPFY

Posted in Wound Care

Skin Care and Hygiene Tips for Incontinence

Posted on Sep 20, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Maintaining skin for those who deal with fecal or urinary incontinence is vital. The skin is our first line of defense against infection and is the largest organ in the body. Preventing skin breakdown should be a high priority.

Posted in Perineal Skin Care

Fall Heath Tips for the Ostomates

Posted on Sep 08, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Ostomates need to be a little more vigilant than most It is easy to become dehydrated when the flu hits. Here are some tips to avoid Ostomy Pancaking

Posted in Ostomy

Lower Extremity Wounds: Arterial Ulcers

Posted on Sep 06, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Arterial ulcers often start as a break in the skin on the leg or foot. It can be caused by dry skin, an injury, or a puncture wound. For most, these injuries will heal with proper care. For those with arterial disease, the wound cannot heal due to poor blood flow. This increases the size of the wound while allowing oxygen and bacteria to enter the wound and subcutaneous tissue. Infection occurs, leading to more damage. Minor scrapes and cuts can then develop into ulcers, the tissue becomes necrotic and black.

Posted in Wound Care

Colostomy Irrigation Is it Right for You ?

Posted on Aug 09, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Irrigation works very much like an enema. Water is instilled into the large intestine via the stoma. This flushes out waste from the colon. Learn more @ HPFY.

Posted in Ostomy

Urinary Incontinence and Excess Weight

Posted on Aug 03, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Studies show that obesity has a positive association with urinary incontinence (UI). Urinary incontinence affects about 50% of middle-aged and older women.Obesity can create chronic strain on the bladder, stretch and weaken the nerves and muscles of the pelvic floor which contributes to UI. Learn More about it @HPFY

Posted in Incontinence

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