An ostomy refers to the surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes. The most common types of ostomies are colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy. Routine Care of Your Ostomy is important. See below for tips on pouching system, skin care and daily care tips:
Body shapes change over time. Your stoma has probably reduced in size and the area around the stoma has probably changed quite a bit. Now that you had time to settle in to your life after surgery, it is a good time to consider if your pouching system is still providing a good fit to your body. When the pouch doesn’t fit perfectly anymore it can lead to a number of issues, such as leakage under the barrier, which typically leads to skin irritation. By being aware of small changes to your body and adjusting your products to those changes, you can reduce the risk of leakage and skin irritation.
The BodyCheck Tool allows you to find the best product to meet your needs and give you the option to sample that product. It’s very simple – you just go online and answer 8 visual questions. BodyCheck Tool.
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