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How Can a Stoma Guard Help You?
Patients who've had any form of ostomy surgery come away with a stoma (opening) in their small intestine or bladder. It might be temporary, but patients with an ileostomy bag, or any other type of ostomy bag, adjust quickly to their new situation with the right equipment and support.
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Benefits of Stoma Guards
Stoma guards can help patients resume normal life much faster. These guards are easy to wear and have a much longer wear time than many other ostomy appliances. An ostomy nurse often recommends a stoma dome for ostomy care, as it allows patients to wear clothes that are comfortable without worrying about body shapes or protrusions.
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Stoma Protector Components
The stoma guard has three main components that help it protect the stoma, regardless of patient body size or the location and size of the opening.
The outer cover contains durable, lightweight plastic that offers protection from impact and pressure. It does a great job of protecting from seat belt pressure, ensuring patients stay safe while driving.
The baseplate contains soft, flexible rubber and plastic, which maintains the skin barrier while also protecting the adhesive flange. It sits comfortably against the skin and contains hypoallergenic materials. Many patients with sensitive skin report wearing the baseplate for a few weeks with no allergies or other issues.
A keyhole plate is an alternative option where it's not necessary to protect the stoma from pressure. It's great for women wearing dresses where other guards would show through the fabric. The keyhole doesn't have the elevated stoma clearance of the traditional cover, but it still prevents matter from aggregating around the opening.
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For those individuals needing to wear ostomy belts or ostomy wraps, the Stealth Belt is a fashionable and sleek belt designed to provide a comfortable, supportive and protective fit. Tucked close to the body, Stealth ostomy belts are virtually unnoticeable.
What is an ostomy belt?
For those individuals who have had a colostomy, urostomy, ileostomy or other similar procedures, ostomy bag belts provide support for the weight of medical appliances that are attached to the stoma. These colostomy wraps are carefully designed to wrap around the abdomen and securely attach to the ostomy bag. An ostomy belt creates security and support for ostomates and their colostomy bags.
Ostomy belts and ostomy wraps are considered “accessories” for ostomy appliances. Meaning they may or may not be a good option for your specific needs and are not necessarily a mandatory item to purchase. That said, ostomy belts and wraps may provide additional support, comfort and discretion that many individuals find beneficial.
Ostomy wraps and belts serve a number of purposes including:
- Ensuring proper adhesion of your pouching system
- Accentuating or enhancing a convex system
- Providing a sense of security
- Providing additional support
- Improving comfort
- Enhancing discretion
If you are concerned about any of the above factors or are experiencing any of the following you may want to consider researching ostomy belts and ostomy wraps further:
- Consistent or regular leakage (especially at creases or edges)
- Premature raising or lifting of the borders of your flange
- Your system tends to shift or move excessively during daily activities
For many individuals, ostomy wraps and/or ostomy belts provide a sense of security and reduces the self-consciousness associated with their setup. In other cases, those that participate in sports or who enjoy swimming or baths may need the increased support these accessories can provide.
Additionally, these belts can be worn throughout the night for reduced risk of leakage when tossing and turning when sleeping.
There are a number of benefits to consider when looking at ostomy belts and ostomy wraps.
Benefits may include:
- Pouch support
- Reduce the need for adhesives and associated skin irritation
- Aid in improving the seal when utilizing a convex skin barrier
- Improved stealth and reduced noticeability, helping improve self-confidence
- Protection of the colostomy or urostomy bag from added stability and support
- Prevention of detachment from the stoma
- Reduction of leakage and spills caused from physical movement of the bag
- Improved comfort
- And more…
Ostomy kits are not the most pleasant medical devices to have to navigate life with. However, just because you have to wear an ostomy kit doesn’t mean you need to suffer needlessly.
Ostomy belts and ostomy wraps can help.
The Stealth Belt, for example, is made from highly breathable, flexible and supportive material that moves with you, contouring to the shape of your body as you move about.
Our Stealth Belt allows you to live an active life, complete with sports and recreational activities without the worry of your ostomy kit coming loose or leaking.
Our belts are discreet and form-fitting, making sure you can wear virtually any type of clothing or gear without feeling self-conscious about the appearance.
No matter if you’re making moves on the dance floor, or hitting the track, with Stealth Belts you can rest easy knowing your appliance will be kept safely in place.
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Whether you choose to wear a belt or another stoma guard, be sure to talk to your doctor before making the final decision. A medical professional will be able to advise you on the best option that fits your lifestyle and assists your recovery. You can also contact the Stealth Belt support team for more information about their available products.