What is a stoma?
An ostomy is a surgical opening made on the abdomen – that brings part of the intestine and ureter out of the abdomen. Its purpose is to create a new pathway for the excretion of stool, urine and gas. The new opening on the abdomen is known as a stoma.
The different types of ostomy & challenges
Different ostomy conditions would need different stoma bag and appliances. With this knowledge, it is good for us to know the difference.
Some diseases that may require an ostomy include colon cancer (or colorectal cancer), Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
Ostomy patients often find themselves concerned with the following:
- Issues related to ostomy equipment and self-care (e.g. bag leakage, skin rashes / redness)
- Clothing restrictions and adaptations
- Dietary concerns
- Lifestyle changes - constantly needing to find solutions to adjust to living with a stoma.
Thus, we are here to help.
To address the concerns of bag leakage and skin conditions caused by the adhesive of stoma bags, it is important to help you get the right stoma bag and stoma care products.
If you need any assistance, connect with us today at +6016-4062966!
We'll arrange for a free consultation with our stoma care specialist.