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Strategies for Managing Your Ostomy During the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching fast and if you are an ostomate, you might find some challenges with management while navigating the holidays. Let’s be real. We all indulge in rich foods, party snacks, and those special traditional family recipes that are available only at Thanksgiving or Christmas. The weather has turned cool and we take advantage of covering up with cozy sweaters and relaxing while visiting with friends and family. Christine Kijek shares some tips to manage ostomy and enjoy holidays with your loved ones.

Living with an Ostomy: How Does it Change Your Daily Routine?

If you’re a new ostomate, you probably feel your life has drastically changed. At first, getting into a routine seems hard. Thinking about returning to work is scary. Even getting back to the things you love to do seems far off. The first few months is the hardest but you will adjust to life with your new ostomy. And for some of us, it is an improved life!

Choosing the Right Ostomy Barrier

Choosing the right ostomy barrier can be a challenge for new ostomates. There is so much to learn. Once you’ve mastered the basics, the details are easier to understand! If you are lucky enough, you have met with an ostomy nurse. Unfortunately, many areas in the country do not have expertly trained ostomy nurses. Let’s discuss the factors that play a large part in choosing the right barrier.

Dressing With an Ostomy

Figuring out what to wear with a new ostomy can be a challenge. A big factor is stoma placement. For stomas below the waistline, dressing is a little less of a challenge. A stoma above the waistline requires more attention.

Ostomy Diets & Summer BBQs

Having an ostomy doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy summer foods! You may need to limit a few things or substitute some ingredients, but there’s so much you can indulge in. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Everything in moderation!” Learn more about ostomy diet at HPFY.

Fall Heath Tips for the Ostomates

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

Colostomy Irrigation Is it Right for You ?

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.

Minor and Major Problems Ostomates Face

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 [email protected]

All About Colon Cancer – Choosing the Right Colostomy Products

Colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer prevalent in the world. As the name suggests. It often affects older people

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Top 5 All-Terrain Mobility Scooters

For those that have difficulty maneuvering a manual wheelchair, an electric scooter can be a great choice. Some prefer scooters over wheelchairs because there seems to be less of a stigma attached to them, are affordable and easily managed over difficult terrains. All-Terrain Mobility scooters are ideal for running small errands and shopping and can be used indoors and outdoors. Find top 5 All-Terrain Mobility Scooters at HPFY.

How To Empty a Catheter Bag?

The bedside or large bag is used during night time while sleeping so that the user does not get up and disrupt sleep, and the leg bag can be used during the day. The leg bag is attached to the thigh of the user with the help of leg straps. It gets hidden under the clothes and keeps you comfortable. The leg bag or the larger bag should be drained once it is full of urine. It is advisable to empty the catheter bag when it is three-quarters or 3/4th full to avoid overflowing urine. Learn how to empty a catheter bag at HPFY.

Ileostomy vs Colostomy: What Is The Difference?

Both ileostomy and colostomy are bowel diversion surgeries in which a doctor creates an opening in the abdominal skin to allow waste products to leave the body, bypassing the damaged area of the intestine. Both of these procedures are forms of ostomy surgery and may seem similar, but they are quite different. The part of the intestine that is used to divert the passage of stool in each procedure is a major difference.

How To Wrap A Sprained Thumb?

A thumb sprain is common in sports like volleyball, softball, basketball, and rugby. It is also common when we try to avoid injury during a fall or hitting it forcefully against a hard surface. Sometimes a sprained thumb is also called a gamekeeper's thumb. Symptoms of a sprained thumb include pain, discomfort, limited movement of the thumb, and stiffness. The pain could also be accompanied by swelling and bruising. Learn how to wrap a sprained thumb at HPFY.

All About Swollen Knee Treatment

Our knees have a big responsibility of bearing the body weight. Any discomfort or damage to the knees can disrupt our lives. Any injury, underlying disease, overuse, etc., can damage this joint of the body and make it difficult to perform daily tasks or even move. Whenever the knee faces a blow of any kind or is affected by a disease, one of the most common signs is swelling in the knees. One could easily get a swollen knee after a fall, after running, due to uneven terrain, etc.

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