Ostomy surgery is a life-saving procedure that gives ostomates a new lease on life. But searching through the vast sea of ostomy supplies can be daunting. We've made it easier with these 5 ostomy supplies for stoma care designed with your body and lifestyle in mind.
As you probably already know, good hygiene becomes even more important after ostomy surgery. Bathing with an ostomy is not difficult. The stoma does not interfere with being clean and there are many options available to keep the stoma from getting wet while showering or bathing. The type of stoma you have may play a part in what technique you choose. Learn about Christine Kijek's 5 tips for showering with ostomy bag.
Life after an ileostomy is different, and it is natural to feel overwhelmed by all the changes taking place in your body and your life. You may feel confused and probably have a lot of questions about ileostomy care. It is important to take time to accept the changes you are experiencing. With time, you will see these feelings subside, and you will return to normal life. In the mean time, to help you navigate through this life-altering change, HPFY offers 8 tips for ileostomy care.
Those with stomas can face some challenging events, some minor, some major. The minor episodes can be treated easily while the major incidents may require more serious treatments. Learn to deal with these challenging events@HPFY
Christine Kijeck a colorectal surgical nurse at Danbury Hospital shared her experiences of dealing with colorectal surgery with the Ostomy Support Group started by HPFY.
You have probably seen travel pill organizers in grocery stores or pharmacies. Are they all the same? The answer is no. There are many different types of pill boxes, and all have various features and benefits depending on your needs. Find the 10 Best Travel Pill Organizers at HPFY.
While hearing aids are often the first course of action, they are not considered to be assistive listening devices. However, advanced science and technology has designed gadgets for the hearing impaired that can be paired with hearing aids offering many more benefits than ever before. There are several types of assistive listening devices for the hearing impaired. Find 10 best assisted listening devices at HPFY.
PEG tube complications can be attributed to how a peg tube is inserted or removed. PEG tubes are generally safe and effective. However, it is important to learn about the feeding tube complications. READ MORE.