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May 17, 2017

Ostomy Supply Brands You Need to Know About Part I: Nutritional Supplements

Anyone living with an ostomy for over a year is quite familiar with the most popular ostomy supply brands for pouch systems and accessories. Where there isn’t a lot of clarity, is the realm of diet and nutrition, in particular with respect to supplements. Not being provided with proper education on this topic is concerning, given the importance of a strong supplement regime for living…

May 9, 2017

Mountain Biking with an Ostomy – What to Know Before You Hit the Trail

The arrival of spring has people all over Canada pulling their bikes out of storage in search of open trails. For many of you, those two-wheeled machines are of the more adventurous variety – mountain bikes. Mountain biking has gained in popularity, and it is a very big deal in the country, especially around InnerGood’s home base of operations in Greater Vancouver BC. If you…

April 23, 2017

Running with a Stoma Bag – An Ostomy Runners Guide to Achieving Your Personal Best

Spring has arrived in Canada (sort of) and everywhere you see runners and joggers hitting the local track, trail, park or seawall to leave their problems behind while burning a few calories in the process. However, those that have received a stoma procedure in the past year (or two) may be uncertain about their ability to return to the activity they love best. Do you…

April 17, 2017

Best Ostomy Products for the Hygiene Conscious

Were you very hygiene conscious before your stoma procedure? Then you likely are more so than ever before today. Even if you weren’t the type to carry a cleanser, body spray, or scented lotion in your purse, sling bag, or backpack before you received an ostomy, chances are that your perspective has changed quite a bit. And for all of the skin care recommendations and…

April 6, 2017

How to Keep Your Ostomy Bag from Leaking – Part 1

This may be your current reality. You are housebound, isolated, afraid to go out into public because of constant leaks from your ostomy bag.  You’ve heard others complain that they have to change their bags several times a month, and you stifle a cynical laugh. You wish you had it so good.  For you, the reality is upwards of five, even six times a day. …

April 1, 2017

How to Prevent Skin Breakdown Around Stoma

Approximately three-quarters of those who have received an ostomy experience skins problems around the stoma, to some extent. You’re not alone, nor should you be alarmed, assuming the skin irritations are within reasons. The reasons for the breakdown of your skin in this sensitive area are easy enough to identify. Among them, are appliance leaks, frequent appliance removal (which leads to skin-stripping), inadequate sizing of…

March 28, 2017

Ostomy Skin Problems? 5 Stoma Appliances (and Accessories) You Need to Know About

The right appliance can keep the entire area surrounding your stoma smooth. Skin problems surrounding the stoma has been the topic of conversation on our blog for the past week. We delivered a helpful article on products that will help prevent skin irritations, and a follow-up piece on nutritional supplements that may assist in the prevention and healing of skin conditions at the stoma. However,…

March 15, 2017

Stoma Skin Problems? 5 Supplements You Need to Know About

Last week we published an article on products that you can apply to combat skin irritation around your stoma. These were external in nature. Today, InnerGood takes your cure to stoma skin woes to another level by focusing on your inner health, as it impacts your epidermis. This skin problem prevention and repair article will focus on health supplements. Let’s start scratching, beneath the surface….

March 9, 2017

Ostomy / Stoma Skin Problems? 5 Products You Need to Know About

One literal irritation that ostomates have to face from time to time is skin problems around the stoma. Sore and irritated skin can occur from a number of causes. There may be a change in the shape or size of your stoma (did you lose or gain weight?), which can be problematic when it comes to positioning your flange, resulting in leaks that can irritate…

March 2, 2017

How to Choose an Ostomy Bag – What You Need to Know

As someone who has recently received a stoma, you are faced with numerous questions about the products, supplies, accessories and supplements that you need. Of course, the primary necessity is an ostomy bag. But one online search for ostomy bags delivers a pretty big selection, varying in shapes, sizes, price and functionality. In the end, it comes down to the procedure that you received. Did…