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10 Tips To Prevent Ostomy Pancaking

Find valuable tips and product suggestions to prevent and manage ostomy pancaking and ensure comfortable and hassle-free life with your stoma.

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Prolapsed Stoma: What You Should Know

A prolapsed stoma may look scary, but it can usually be fixed at home by following some simple steps. Learn all about a prolapsed stoma at HPFY.

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5 Best Ostomy Wafers

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.

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How To Keep Ostomy Bag from Leaking

What is the best way to ensure you don’t experience the embarrassment and inconvenience of a leaking pouch? Read about how to keep the ostomy bag from leaking.

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Swimming And Ostomy: 7 Valuable Tips For Swimming With An Ostomy

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.

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8 Stoma Infection Signs You Shouldn't Ignore

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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