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Ostomy Nutrition

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

As you can imagine, what you eat has an impact on your digestive system. When living with an ostomy you should pay close attention to the types of food you ingest. Since ostomy patients don’t have complete control over their bowels, the impact of digested food can be more pronounced than in someone with an intact digestive system.

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Ostomy Woes: Stoma Problems And Their Solutions

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Adjusting to life after an ostomy surgery may seem daunting and nerve-racking. Maintaining a healthy stoma is crucial to avoiding potentially serious health issues down the road. Whether it’s an ileostomy or colostomy, the focal point of your hygiene and cleaning routine should be your stoma and the surrounding area. By understanding what potential issues may arise can help you be proactive .

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Pleurx Drainage Kit

Posted on Jul 12, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Pleura are a thin membrane that covers your lungs as well as the inside of your chest cavity and the effusion is when liquid accumulates between these two layers. When excess fluid builds up around the lungs this is called a pleural effusion.The Denver Pleurx drainage kit is the cure for this effusion.

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Role of Chest Drainage System in Chest Tube Insertion

Posted on Nov 09, 2017 by Taikhum Sadiq

A chest drainage or pleural drainage system consists of a tube, a suction system and a collection chamber. It is specifically designed to drain out pleural fluid build-up from the chest.

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Traveling With Ostomy

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

There are a lot of things one has to be careful of while traveling.Pre-cut all pouches at home, to avoid carrying scissors with you. Pack ostomy supplies in both carry-on and checked luggage. Carry extra supplies in case you are stranded and supplies are not available.

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What is Ostomy?

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 by

An ostomy is an artificial opening which is surgically created in the abdominal region to discharge body wastes. Temporary ostomy allows the organ to heal whereas permanent ostomy removes the organ altogether.

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A Brief Guide to Ostomy Pouching Systems

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 by Taikhum Sadiq

A pouching system includes two parts namely the skin barrier and the collection pouch. The pouch is attached to the abdomen by the skin barrier and fitted over and around the stoma to collect the expelled waste. The barrier protects the stoma from the waste output and is neutral to the skin.

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Intimacy and Your Ostomy: Yes You Can!!

Posted on Nov 19, 2015 by Kevin Cleary

After surgery for an ostomy, whether it’s a colostomy, ileostomy, or a urostomy, patients have many questions about a plethora of items. Many ostomy patients may think that many of their common activities they did before surgery can no longer be done. One of the biggest concerns is a return to intimacy after surgery, but by tackling this problem head-on you can have peace of mind.

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Urostomy 101: What You Might Need to Know

Posted on Nov 12, 2015 by Kevin Cleary

Millions of people around the world encounter the need for a urostomy. An obstruction in the urethra or a problem with the bladder, such as cancer, can restrict or even block the flow of urine out of the body.

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