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Living with an Ostomy Useful Links

Living with an Ostomy Useful Links

Emotional Issues (Mount Sinai Hospital) People respond differently to surgery. There is no one “normal” or “best” response. Intimacy, Sexuality and an Ostomy (PDF from United Ostomy Association Inc) Covers sex myths and truth, common sexual problems, talking with your partner, the effects of medication, and helpful hints. Ostomy: Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy (Mayo […]

Past Featured Research

This page will feature research that has been featured on our News blog or is completed. January 9, 2008: New research has found a correlation between cholesterol drugs (statins) and reduced risk of some cancers, including colorectal cancer. The researchers have yet to find a cause or explanation for this correlation, but have concluded that it warrants further […]

Ostomy General Information

Ostomy General Information What Is An Ostomy? (GLO-UOAA) This section covers terminology in two primary areas: types of ostomies and continent procedures, and types of pouching systems with the major accessories and supplies. Ileostomy, Colostomy, and Ileoanal Reservoir Surgery (NIDDK) Colostomy Colostomy (Mount Sinai Hospital) Colostomy Fact Sheet (United Ostomy Association Inc) Colostomy Guide (PDF file from United Ostomy Association […]

Ostomy Nutrition Guide

Diet and Nutrition Guide (PDF from United Ostomy Association Inc) This guide provides some basic information about the effects ostomy surgery has on digestion and food absorption. Foods (Mount Sinai Hospital Canada) The majority of foods impacting individuals with IBD have the same impacts on those with either an ileostomy or colostomy. There are some foods that […]

Ostomy Supply Manufacturers and Distributors

Ostomy Care and Supply Centre Choosing Products Ostomy Products (United Ostomy Association Inc) Finding the right type of ostomy supplies is an essential element for living well with an ostomy. Selecting an Appliance (Mount Sinai Hospital) The selection of appliances for ostomy care is based on a few basic principles. Canadian ConvaTec Canada (English | French ) ConvaTec runs a […]

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