An ileostomy is a surgical procedure to redirect the small intestine (ileum) through the opening in the abdominal wall known as a stoma, usually on the lower right side of the abdomen. This procedure is intended when the ileum does not work, or the disease affects the part of the colon and needs to be removed. An ileostomy can be temporary or permanent. A temporary ileostomy is performed if the colon needs time to rest and heal from a disease, whereas a permanent ileostomy is necessary for serious conditions such as cancer.
There are mainly two types of ileostomies performed:
Loop Ileostomy: In a loop ileostomy procedure, a loop of the small intestine is brought out through a cut in the abdominal wall and stitched to the skin to form a stoma.
End Ileostomy: In end ileostomy, the ileum is separated from the colon to bring out through the abdomen to form a stoma.
An ileostomy is done to treat several conditions. Following are some of the conditions that may call for Ileostomy, including:
An ileostomy pouch is a special bag worn over the stoma to collect feces and other waste products that normally pass through the colon and out the body through the rectum and anus. The stool is normally in a looser state, so often, drainable pouches are used for ileostomy. The user can easily empty the pouch contents when needed. Ileostomy pouches are either a one-piece system or a two-piece system.
HPFY offers high-quality ileostomy pouches to help ostomates lead a full and active life. Our products will provide the comfort and security you need and be at peace of mind. Our catalog feature ileostomy pouches from top manufacturers like Coloplast, Hollister, etc.
The skin barrier is separate from the bag with a two-piece ileostomy pouching system. This pouching system makes it easy to change your ileostomy pouch. The skin barrier can be worn for up to four days before changing it.
Pre-made ileostomy bags are designed to fit stomas of standard sizes and can work well for round and even stomas.
Cut-to-fit bags are customizable. They can be cut to fit the size and shape of your stoma. Cut-to-fit pouches often reduce the chances of leaking and may prove more comfortable to wear.
There are several ways to reduce odor from the ileostomy pouch, including:
Health Products For You carries a comprehensive range of ileostomy pouches, including one and two-piece bags with precut, custom fit, flat, convex flanges from the leading manufacturers like Nu-Hope, Convatec, Marlen, etc. We strive to provide quality ostomy supplies at an affordable price. You will surely find products that address your specific stoma needs. Opt for the auto-reorder program so that you never run out of ostomy pouches. Shop now!
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