Disposable colostomy bags are closed pouches. Unlike the drainable types that you can empty, they need to be changed often. Here, you’ll learn the pros and cons of these types of ostomy appliances.
Having an ostomy shouldn't stop you from traveling. Once the initial stages of acceptance and management have been achieved, you should have had time to adjust to your condition.
Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier that is added to many foods. Evidence suggests that it may affect bacteria in the intestine and cause gut inflammation.
Gassy, bloated tummies and gas cramps are not fun, and cause a strange feeling of discomfort. Here are some of the causes of gassy and bloated stomach and ways you can prevent them.
The huge bacterial population that lives in our large intestine has important effects on our health. Many of the bacteria are helpful, but some are harmful.
Reusable colostomy bags are best for you if you discharge waste frequently. Because they are drainable, you'll not only save money, you will also worry less about disposing of filled pouches.
"Gastroparesis is treatable," said the first website I found. I was so relieved—now I would find the answer to my suffering. Unfortunately, it was not going to be that easy.
Vomiting is the body's way of eliminating harmful substances that have been ingested, or it can be a reaction to an irritant in the stomach. In most cases, throwing up white foam is not serious.
A bacterium named Helicobacter pylori lives inside the stomach of many people and can cause ulcers and pain. The bacterium resists the body's defence system.
What is it like living with a stoma? Well, it wasn't so bad after all. After the initial three months, I was becoming an expert in managing my colostomy.
Stomach flu symptoms cause a lot of people to be hospitalized each year. Here are the major symptoms you should keep an eye on.
How can the common stomach flu affect your kidneys? Be warned of this unexpected outcome of a seemingly common disease!
The term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two relatively common digestive disorders: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Learn about the risk factors for developing IBD.
Colostomy patients experience one mishap or another at some point in time; some quite embarrassing! How do you deal with stoma problems and when should you expect them?
After my bowel burst in 2010, I had to have a colostomy while my colon healed. Read about the symptoms I had, my hospital visits, and my experience with caring for my colostomy.
Ostomy bags aren't the only supplies you'll need to manage your stoma. There are other products required without which a proper stoma care is virtually impossible.