Question: What are the side effects of a colostomy?

What are the risks of a colostomy?

After surgery, risks include: Narrowing of the colostomy opening. Scar tissue that causes intestinal blockage. Skin irritation .Risks of the procedureBleeding.Damage to nearby organs.Infection.

How do you lose belly fat with a colostomy?

Dieting with a stoma: Eating less saturated fats, processed foods, red meat, sugary foods and increasing your fruit and vegetables is standard advice for all. The NHS website has some great weight loss resources and they are FREE! Make sure the foods you are eating are compatible with your stoma.

Can you get a blue badge if you have a colostomy bag?

Our position is unchanged in that having a stoma should not lead to an automatic entitlement for a blue badge. Instead, we would prefer to see a system whereby applications for badges are judged individually, on their own merits. For some, their stoma presents no barriers to living a full and active life.

How do you clear a stoma blockage?

What to do when you suspect a blocked stoma/bowel obstruction? a heating pad or a hot bath, may help your abdominal muscles to relax and remove the obstruction. a heating pad or a hot bath, may help your abdominal muscles to relax and remove the obstruction.

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