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Colostomy Care

What is a Stoma?

This section covers critical information about stomas and colostomy. Learn more about the different types of stomas and the difference between a permanent or temporary stoma. To know more, click on the link below:

http://www.colostomyassociation.org.uk/index.php?p=239&pp=3&page=What is a stoma?

Living with a colostomy

  • What do you do after you have undergone a colostomy?
  • If you are a caregiver what kind of care should be provided to the patient?
  • As a patient, will your normal life be hampered or will you be able to continue with your regular lifestyle?

In this section, we address all these questions and more. Download the booklet on “Living with a colostomy” right here, which will provide you with all the relevant information on colostomy for both the patient and the caregiver.

http://www.colostomyassociation.org.uk/_assets/File/pdf/Bookets 2013 New Address/livingwithacolostomy_011.pdf

Sport and Exercise

Exercise is a great way to become physically and mentally strong and get back to normal life. Research indicates that even modest amounts of exercise can make a difference. Click on the link to know more about the benefits of exercise after your surgery and what types of exercises will be beneficial for you.

http://www.colostomyassociation.org.uk/index.php?p=144&pp=3&i=90&page=Sport and Exercise

Relationships

Relationships being a major part of our lives, they are greatly affected by most illnesses and the treatment that one undergoes. No matter your age, marital status or relationship status, a colostomy is a major change that can affect the way you indulge in relationships going forth.

  • What should be done?
  • How do we maintain relationships with our loved ones or approach new relationships with people we meet?

Click on the link below to know more:

http://www.colostomyassociation.org.uk/index.php?p=144&pp=3&i=60&page=Relationships

Managing your colostomy

This segment is dedicated to managing your colostomy and the procedures and appliances that come along with it. Please refer to the link below to find information on managing your colostomy.

http://www.colostomyassociation.org.uk/index.php?p=200&pp=3&page=Managing your Colostomy

Problematic Stomas

What can be done to manage problematic stomas? One should always be prepared to handle any complication if the need arises. Read the article to know more:

http://www.colostomyassociation.org.uk/index.php?p=201&pp=3&page=Problematic Stomas

All the information in this segment is sourced from the Colostomy Association: Please try and spend considerable amount of time on the site to learn more about stomas and colostomies as they give you invaluable information on the same.

http://www.colostomyassociation.org.uk/