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  • Diverticulosis is a condition, which for most people, will not show symptoms. It can be diagnosed in a routine colonoscopy. Diverticula, or small sacs that emanate from the intestinal wall, sometimes bulge and break through the muscle tissue of that wall. Inflammation may result.

    Diagnosed With Diverticulosis During a Routine Colonoscopy

    Diagnosed With Diverticulosis During a Routine Colonoscopy

    by John R Wilsdon0

  • Appendicitis can be deadly, and what makes it scary is that it isn't always obvious that you have it. I didn't exhibit the usual signs of this condition—and I almost didn't get treatment in time.

    Signs of Appendicitis: I Didn't Have the Usual Ones

    Signs of Appendicitis: I Didn't Have the Usual Ones

    by Steven Banker7

  • As a colostomy patient, you will experience a few challenging situations that are best described as minor mishaps. What are they, when do they occur, and how can you overcome them or keep them to the barest minimum? Find out in this article.

    6 Problems to Expect If You Have a Colostomy

    6 Problems to Expect If You Have a Colostomy

    by Alobeda0

  • For your stoma care, there are some important colostomy supplies you cannot do without, that is asides colostomy bags. There are some other products you’ll require, without which proper management of your stoma will be virtually impossible. What are these supplies and how important are they?

    Colostomy Supplies You Need for Your Stoma Care and Management

    Colostomy Supplies You Need for Your Stoma Care and Management

    by Alobeda1

  • If you are living with a colostomy, bags ballooning out, caused by gas build up, is one of the most common problems you’ll encounter. How can you avoid this? If it happens to you often, what are the possible ways to reduce its occurrence? Find out how I coped with my ostomy bags ballooning issues.

    How I Prevent Colostomy Bag Ballooning

    How I Prevent Colostomy Bag Ballooning

    by Alobeda14

  • Once you advance through the stages recommended by your surgeon and/or dietician post-op, many patients find that they don't get much guidance other than protein first and drink between meals. Here are some tips on protein rich foods and recipe sources from a bariatric patient.

    Now That I've Had Gastric Sleeve Surgery, What Do I Eat?

    Now That I've Had Gastric Sleeve Surgery, What Do I Eat?

    by Michelle Mollohan0

  • Some colostomy patients wonder if they can travel with an ostomy without having unpleasant occurrences but having an ostomy shouldn't stop you from travelling long distance. Find out how you can travel without worry, how to prepare, and why you don't need to cancel a holiday because of your ostomy.

    Tips on How to Travel Long Distance with an Ostomy

    Tips on How to Travel Long Distance with an Ostomy

    by Alobeda6

  • Diverticulitis is easy to confuse with other health issues, such as food poisoning and the common stomach flu. This was my experience with diverticulitis and how I was able to identify it and seek treatment.

    My Experience With the Symptoms of Diverticulitis

    My Experience With the Symptoms of Diverticulitis

    by CapriCookie6

  • Is there a special colostomy diet for stoma patients? If you have an ostomy, you probably want to know if you have to make major changes to your regular diet, or not. As an ex-colostomy patient, I can only tell you of my experience and the nutritional pattern I followed.

    My Colostomy Diet and Food Tips for Stoma Patients

    My Colostomy Diet and Food Tips for Stoma Patients

    by Alobeda2

  • I’ve probably had reflux my entire life. I’ve taken reflux medication, and I’ve done natural alternatives. One surprising and very important strategy in my arsenal is my adjustable bed.

    My Adjustable Bed and My Reflux

    My Adjustable Bed and My Reflux

    by rmcrayne0

  • How does one cope with wearing colostomy bags? If you asked me a week after my procedure, I’ll tell you I wish I were dead! But then, a few weeks down the line and I soon became an expert at managing a stoma. It’s not so bad after all.

    How I Coped with Wearing Colostomy Bags and Managing a Stoma

    How I Coped with Wearing Colostomy Bags and Managing a Stoma

    by Alobeda6

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