For those living with an ostomy, the seemingly unlimited number of ostomy wafers available can make your head spin. It certainly doesn’t seem like trial and error would be a sane option. So how do you know which ostomy wafer might be right for you? Let’s take a closer look at 5 best ostomy wafers at HPFY.
Summertime and swimming go hand-in-hand. What fun it is to laze around the pool with your family and make memories! Everyone is enjoying a dip in the cool water under the sun...except you because of your fear of swimming with an ostomy bag. Learn 7 valuable tips for swimming with an ostomy.
Infection of the stoma is one of the main worries of an ostomate. Skin infection around the stoma can happen for various reasons, so it is important to check your stoma and peristomal skin with each ostomy pouch change to identify any new issues should they arise. Changes in the stoma and the surrounding skin often indicate an issue that may require immediate treatment. Learn about 8 signs of stoma that you should't ignore.
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.
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 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.
CAUTIs are a common & dealing with them is easier if you have all the important information. Find 7 ways to deal with catheter infections. READ MORE.
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.