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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

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

Life After Closure of a Temporary Stoma

Temporary stomas have negative effects on the quality of life.it greatly affects the life of the patient

Beyond the Bag

Ostomy patients require more than just a colostomy/ileostomy bag and Health Products for You can help you find those products.

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Finding The Best Transfer Belt For Your Loved Ones

When it comes to lifting and transferring patients regularly, a gait belt or transfer belt can be a great assistive device to make transfers more safe and more secure. It works both ways for the patient and the caregiver. It helps the patient feel more secure and balanced while it reduces the strain on the caregiver as they have something sturdy to hold on to. With many options in the market, it’s hard to choose a gait belt suitable for your needs. HPFY brings the 5 best gait transfer belts reviewed for quality by patients and medical professionals.

Top 5 Bariatric Rollators

Rollators are designed for broader spaces and not for narrow areas. There are many different options available when choosing a walker or rollator. Features such as seat and handle adjustments, hand brakes, foldable, and indoor/outdoor choices make the rollator highly customizable. Bariatric rollators are also available and are specially designed for large users. These rollators are wider and can support up to 500 pounds. Find 5 best bariatric rollators at HPFY.

7 Essential Products for Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the breasts. It is one of the most common forms of cancer and although it is found more commonly in women, it can also strike men.Breast cancer can develop in different parts of the breasts – lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. Lobules are the milk-producing glands, ducts carry the milk to the nipples, and connective tissue holds everything together.

Adhesive Allergy: The 411 You Must Know

In order to heal, a severe wound requires advanced wound care products, such as dressings and bandages, that are designed with a strong adhesive to secure them to the skin. This keeps the wound clean and covered and allows it to heal. This principle also applies to band-aids. While stickiness is important, some people with sensitive skin might be allergic to these adhesives. This is a subset of a condition called contact dermatitis, where an itchy and red rash appears on the skin when it comes in contact with an allergic substance.

5 Best Antibiotic Ointment for Wound Healing

Finding the right wound ointment that best suits your needs can seem like an impossible task. Scrolling through an unending list of wound care products to learn about a every single ointment available under the sun is futile. To help you choose the correct wound healing gel that works best for your wound and skin type, HPFY has compiled a list of our best antiseptic ointments for wound healing.

Osteoporosis - All That You Must Know

Osteoporosis, a bone-related disease, is a condition where the bone mineral density and bone mass decrease, or the structure or quality of the bone changes. With osteoporosis, the affected person is at a greater risk of fracture due to decreased bone strength. The bones become weak and brittle. Even a small fall or subtle stress on the bones can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis typically causes fractures in the hip, wrist, and spine.

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