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Ballooning: Why it Happens and How to Manage it

Ballooning: Why it Happens and How to Manage it

Persons with an ostomy (colostomy or ileostomy) cannot control intestinal gas because there isn’t a muscle or control valve. Gas, essentially air, will 'balloon' the pouch when gas is passed. Read strategies to minimize risk of ballooning  & odour. 
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What a Difference a Name Makes

What a Difference a Name Makes

Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy what do each of these mean? The ending (ostomy) means the surgery that makes an opening in the body for the discharge. The beginning of each name tells us the part of the bowel/intestine or body organ used.
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Do You Leak? You're Not Alone...

Do You Leak? You're Not Alone...

Over 3 million Canadians have some form of urinary incontinence and due to its stigma, find it difficult to talk about. What is it? Why do you have it? Learn more about risk factors and lifestyle changes to help reduce & management symptoms. 
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Who Has the Help you Need?

Who Has the Help you Need?

Navigating the healthcare system to find clinicians who specialize in incontinence can be challenging. The following information identifies healthcare professionals specializing in incontinence and how to approach your appointments.

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Fecal Incontinence – Why me? What now?

Fecal Incontinence – Why me? What now?

One in three people have fecal incontinence. You are not alone. Being actively involved in managing your symptoms helps avoid embarrassing situations, and adds to your overall comfort and confidence.

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Tips N' tricks to manage leaks

Tips N' tricks to manage leaks

Urinary incontinence (UI) can often be improved with simple lifestyle changes. Tips and tricks that may help you control leaks include strengthen your pelvic muscles, stop smoking, dietary changes, medication review and using the right products. 

 

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