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sunshine & self doubt: facing summer body insecurities with an ostomy

Summer brings visions of carefree days basking in the sun, picnics and holidays, but it can also be a time of heightened body anxiety as we naturally reveal more of our bodies than in winter months. Then for those with an ostomy, this body anxiety can become a much bigger issue. The switch to lighter, more revealing clothing can trigger insecurities about being able to confidently conceal the ostomy pouche. Let's face it, ostomy pouches aren't exactly beachwear chic. The constant battle between comfort, practicality, and wanting to feel confident in your body can be a real struggle. Of course for some ostomates, the need to conceal the pouch at all times is not a concern but we are all...

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR OSTOMY CARE

Do you ever dream about a better future with your ostomy, a perfect bag that never leaks, or even a day when  bags will be a thing of the past? Well keep those dreams alive because some amazing innovations are happening as we speak.  Some developments have already made it to market and you may already be  benefiting from them right now, whilst others are still being tested but will be well worth the wait. So lets take a look at some of the most exiting innovations happening in the ostomy appliance space.    Innovations already here  Adhesion RedefinedTraditionally, one of the biggest challenges for ostomy patients has been maintaining a secure and leak-proof seal around the stoma. New adhesive...

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Tummy Sleeping With An Ostomy: Tips & Tools

I think it's common knowledge nowadays just how important sleep is to our health and wellbeing. That being said, there can be factors which make getting a good nights sleep more challenging, like having an ostomy, especially if you are a tummy sleeper. Having an ostomy shouldn't stop you from catching those precious Zzz's in your favourite position. But for stomach sleepers, the stoma pouch can feel like a bit of a roadblock. Don't worry though, there are a few tricks and tools, that can help you reclaim your tummy time and wake up feeling refreshed. Why Stomach Sleeping with an Ostomy Can Be Tricky Sleeping on your stomach puts pressure on your stoma and pouch. This pressure can: Increase...

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29 reasons why support wear can be a life changer with an ostomy

So, upfront confession ... This blog is unashamedly focused on Comfizz... BUT it’s all about the benefits for you. Since it’s a leap year today 29th Feb we thought we’d give you the 29 best reasons to wear Comfizz if you have a stoma or hernia 1.     Confidence Boost: Feel secure and supported throughout the day, allowing you to move freely and embrace life with confidence. 2.     Discreet Design: Maintain a smooth and comfortable silhouette under clothing, with discreet ostomy pouch concealment. 3.     Reduced Pouch Movement: Minimize pouch bounce and noise, ensuring peace of mind and worry-free activities. 4.     Improved Leak Protection: Experience enhanced security and leak prevention, offering peace of mind and reducing anxieties. 5.     Moisture Management: Stay comfortable and dry with breathable fabrics that...

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Ostomy Superhero’s– A Humorous Tale

Sometimes life with a stoma can get heavy with struggles and become so difficult. That's when perhaps a reframe can help like this light hearted Ostomy Superhero story Calling all Ostomy Super Heros, get your cape ready as you prepare to face one of the biggest potential villains when living with an ostomy… The dreaded Hernia. These pesky hernias wreak havoc in the ostomy world, spreading discomfort wherever they go, causing unsightly bulges, pain and difficulties getting your bags to stick properly. They are the chink in the Ostomy Super Heros armour,

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SKIN HEALTH AND THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR UNDIES

Your undies might not be the first thing that comes to mind when considering your skin health around your stoma or surgical wound, but they can have a very critical part to play in keeping your skin healthy. Lets uncover why?   When it comes to our skincare routines, we often focus on the products we apply directly to our skin, the lotions, moisturisers, or scrubs etc but have you ever considered the role of the fabrics you wear in promoting skin health? Fabric wicking, a remarkable feature found in many modern textiles, offers significant benefits to our skin. So let’s delve into the world of fabric wicking and learn exactly why it is essential to your skin health. Understanding...

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SIMPLE EXERCISE FOR MAINTAINING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE WITH AN OSTOMY :-)

Ostomy surgery can be life-saving, but it can also affect your physical and emotional well-being. That's why it's important to stay active and healthy after your surgery. Exercise can help you improve your strength, mobility, mood, and confidence. It can also reduce your risk of complications such as hernia, infection, and blood clots. (2)  However, not all exercises are suitable for people with an ostomy. You need to consider your stoma type, location, size, and output, as well as your overall health and fitness level. Here are some simple exercises that you can do at home or outdoors to maintain a healthy lifestyle with an ostomy. Remember to always consult your doctor or ostomy nurse before starting any exercise program....

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TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT STOMA SUPPORT WEAR: WHAT TO CONSIDER

Introduction:  Living with a stoma can be a life-changing experience, and finding the right support wear is crucial for comfort, confidence, and overall well-being. Whether you have a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy, selecting the optimal stoma support wear can significantly enhance your quality of life. In this blog, we will explore the key factors to consider when choosing stoma support wear, along with example case studies that illustrate the benefits it can provide. Understanding Stoma Support Wear: Stoma support wear refers to specialized undergarments and accessories designed to support and protect the stoma, while also providing comfort and discretion. The right support wear can help prevent leakage, reduce the risk of skin irritation, reduce the risk of developing a hernia...

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