Archive for November, 2012


The Overactive Ileostomy

  An overactive ileostomy can result from a variety of problems. If the small bowel is inflamed due to Crohn‘s, output will be profuse. If there is a narrowing of the small bowel close to the stoma, where the ileostomy goes through the abdominal wall, a pressure backup can lead to explosive high output. Any […]

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Ileostomy Articles

  Ileostomates: Diarrhea presents a big problem. In addition to causing excessive discharge a person with an ileostomy can risk an electrolyte imbalance. Most importantly POTASSIUM must be kept within safe levels. If vomiting and dehydration becomes an issue the iIeostomate must go to the ER earlier than later. It cannot be stressed how important […]

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Colostomy Articles

  Colostomates: Always protect the abdominal muscles if coughing or sneezing as a parastomal hernia can develop and a support belt can make a difference.   General Information:   Always have Lomotil and Imodium plain and Imodium ES (extra strength) available. Imodium is by far the better choice as it does not contain Atropine or […]

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