100,000 people a year have some sort of ostomy procedure performed in this country, many of which involve ileostomies. If this is you, you know that the right ileostomy supplies and taking proper care for your stoma and the surrounding area is vital to your personal comfort and well-being. Luckily for you, advances in medical technology have made living with an ileostomy easier than ever before.
You will need several supplies on a daily basis, including pouches, wafers, cleaning supplies, and more. There are several different brands and types of ileostomy pouches on the market, so talk to your healthcare professional about which might be right for you. There are one-piece and two-piece kinds that each have their own advantages.
One-piece units are simple, with only one appliance to deal with, while two-piece units allow you to switch pouch sizes for swimming or other activities. There are also disposable and reusable pouches, which have their own sets of pros and cons as well. Cost is one, as reusable pouches can save you money when used properly. All pouches, though, fit close to the body and are highly undetectable outside of your clothing, which makes either choice a reliable one.
At SGVMedical.com, we carry all kinds of products for those who have had an ileostomy--hundreds in fact. Pouches, accessories, wafers, etc., we've got what you need all in our convenient online inventory. You can search through our well organized catalog at www.sgvmedical.com, or give us a call directly to discuss our products in detail at 800-395-6099.