Lifestyle tips for ostomates
Once you have had your stoma surgery, you'll probably want to settle back into your normal routine as soon as possible. Having a stoma doesn't have to restrict you in any way – you can still do what you like, wear what you like and in general live your life as it was before surgery. You might find some things are actually easier, as having a stoma tends to relieve the painful symptoms of the illness which made it necessary. Here is some practical advice for ostomates on everyday aspects of life to help you get back to normal.
Continence advice and lifestyle tips
A large part of continence care is helping you to understand your own continence and take positive steps to manage it.
The continence advice contained in this section aims to identify common problems contributing to urinary incontinence and provide you with tips for how to combat some of these.
This advice is not meant to replace professional continence care help: it is important to see a healthcare professional in relation to bladder symptoms or incontinence.