successful surgery

How to have a successful surgery

Surgery may not be the most positive solution a person can have when battling a disease or medical problem. Sometimes, getting surgery is the ‘last resort treatment’, and it means all else failed. It is difficult then to think about a foreboding surgery while feeling anxious and in despair and helpless. But what if you can do something to make sure that you will have a successful surgery? What steps should you take and how will this affect your surgery?

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ostomy underwear

Is ostomy underwear essential?

When we think about patients with ostomy and colostomy bags attached to their bodies, we think negatively of them. Things like they are bed-ridden, weak, and are unhygienic. Those are surely big misconceptions! They are still active individuals who want to move freely and perform their normal activities without having their intestinal devices getting in the way. Let us discover a new innovation that can help them enjoy life more, the ostomy underwear. You can continue reading to learn more.

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healthy stoma

How to maintain a healthy stoma

After a colostomy or ileostomy, the way your body handles waste will be changed radically. You will need to begin using a stoma, which is an opening in the belly area through which waste will pass and be collected in a special pouch. This pouch will need to be emptied frequently and all devices attached to the stoma cleaned regularly.

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otomy vs ostomy

Otomy vs Ostomy: What’s the difference?

Are you getting confused on the use of otomy vs ostomy? Don’t worry because you aren’t alone. This is common especially if you haven’t gotten to the details of their meanings and the appropriate use. In most cases otomy has been used instead of ostomy hence a lot of confusion when dealing with the two words in writing. Although both require a medical expertise to ensure surgery safety, they are totally different in terms of the meaning and can’t be used interchangeably.

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