Coloplast Care

Your guide to a better
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    Welcome to Coloplast® Care

    Coloplast Care is a support program for people with a stoma, which offers you a helping hand along with advice and inspiration for your daily life. The Care team is able to communicate with the end-users in 8 different regional languages (English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannad, Telugu, Bengali & Oriya) as per the geography and convenience of end-users.The Care team is available for your assistance from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m (IST).

     

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    Self Assessment tools

    BodyCheck

    Chances are that your body shape has changed since you first had your surgery check your body profile and stoma type to find the right solution for you

     

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    Guidance and Videos

    We understand that it takes a little time and a little help to get familiar with our products. So whether it is the application of our products or removal of it or even the regular checks that you need to keep, we have comprehensive step by step guidance aided by simple videos for you to make the experience easy.

     

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    Trouble Shooter

    You must be looking forward to a simple and easy living with Ostomy which seems normal. And it will raising a whole lot of questions as well about so many aspects. So from day to day routine issues to the physical activities you can do to deeper concerns like scope of intimacy we will try and address all of them for you.

     

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    Ostomy made Simpler

    What is a urostomy?

    If your bladder or urinary system is damaged or diseased and you are unable to pass urine normally, you may need a urinary diversion. This is called a urostomy, an ileal conduit or a Bricker bladder.

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    What is an ileostomy?

    In an ileostomy operation, part of your small bowel (ileum) is brought to the surface of your abdomen to form the stoma.

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    What is a colostomy?

    In a colostomy operation, part of your colon is brought to the surface of your abdomen (belly) to form the stoma.

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    Simplified Instructional Videos

    Watch videos on how to prepare, apply, empty and remove your ostomy solution.

    Before use, always consult the 'Instructions for Use' document delivered with your products.

    How to prepare the baseplate

    See video on how to prepare the baseplate of your ostomy solution.
    Note! This is an instructional video for using a 1-piece solution. The procedure is the same if you use a 2-piece solution.

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    How to apply a 1-piece solution

    See video on how to apply a 1-piece ostomy solution.
    Note! Remember to close the outlet of the pouch if you use an open pouch before application.

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    How to apply a 2-piece solution

    See video on how to apply a 2-piece ostomy solution.
    Note! Remember to close the outlet of the pouch if you use an open pouch before application.

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    Some practical advice on managing your ostomy appliance

    Should I really have to wake up at night to release air from my stoma bag? Is it usual for the skin under my stoma bag to be red? My bag leaks every time I play golf, but it's fine the rest of the time. Is it time I should stop? We are here here to help you sort out these issues.

    Ileostomy leakage troubleshooter

    Experiencing leakage from your ostomy appliance? Ask these questions in order to figure out what may be causing the leakage – and what may be the solution. And if that doesn’t work, never hesitate to consult your Stomal Therapy Nurse.

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    Urostomy leakage troubleshooter

    Experiencing leakage from your ostomy appliance? Ask these questions in order to figure out what may be causing the leakage – and what may be the solution. And if that doesn’t work, never hesitate to consult your Stomal Therapy Nurse.

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    Signs of leakage

    How to spot leakage and how it is different from mechanical irritation and other complications.

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    Being confident with Stoma

    How to live your everyday life with a stoma. Get tips on what to wear, going to school or work and returning to your old hobbies.

    Returning to your daily routine

    How to approach going back to work or school after you’ve had ostomy surgery.

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    Being active and going out

    You can do any activity with a stoma, including sport, exercise or going out, as long as you know when to be a bit cautious.

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    Caring for a child with an ostomy

    Even though it’s often a lifesaving procedure, it’s still difficult to watch your little one undergo ostomy surgery.

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    Sports and Exercise

    Sports and exercise are good for both you and your stoma.

    Why exercise is important

    An active lifestyle is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, and here’s the good news: Everything counts!

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    Sports and your stoma

    Tips for doing anything from yoga to team sports – and what to do in the changing rooms.

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    4 great abdominal exercises

    The 4 exercises in the Core 4 programme are specially designed to help people with an ostomy. Do them 2-3 times a day to strengthen your abdominal muscles.

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    Diet and Nutrition

    Know about adjustments to your diet and drinking habits because of your stoma.

    Food Related Issues

    Gas and odor can be embarrassing, but thankfully there are ways to minimize them.

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    Weight Management

    You can start by reducing your portion size by a 1/3. An easy way to do this is to use a smaller plate, as this will make the portion appear bigger.

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    Diet Tips

    After any type of surgery, it takes a while for your body to adjust.

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    Travel

    Going on holiday or just planning a weekend away? Get tips on travelling by car, bus or plane if you have a stoma.

    Warm weather tips

    Are you going somewhere warm? A short list of what to remember, including what to wear.

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    Packing and planning

    A short checklist of what to bring and plan for before going on holiday or other trips that will require many hours of travelling in the car, train or plane.

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    Tips for travelling by plane

    What to be aware of before and after you travel by plane with a stoma.

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    Emotional Assistance

    Some advice on the emotional side of having a stoma. What to do if you're sad or depressed and how to talk to others about your stoma.

    How to talk about your stoma

    Are you afraid of talking to others about your stoma? Not sure what to say to children? Here are some ostomy conversation tips.

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    Dealing with negative emotions

    Having a stoma can be exhausting, and it’s not unusual to be affected or even depressed from time to time. Here are some strategies for dealing with those emotions.

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    Coming to terms with changes

    Some tips and strategies for dealing with the setbacks and frustration that comes from living with a stoma.

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    Social Life

    From going out on the town to staying home with friends, here you'll find tips on how you can make life with a stoma work in your social life.

    Tips for going out, packing and planning

    A few things to think about before going out.

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    What to do when you have issues when you are out

    How to approach problems when you are not in the comfort of your home

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    It’s important to socialise

    Don’t let your stoma hold your sour social life back.

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    Ostomy Care Patient Testimonials

    Stina

    Clothes are a part of my identity, so I worried about what I could wear after my operation. Today, I still dress the way I want.

    Mike

    I was so glad to get back to work, it meant a lot to me. At first I worried about my ostomy appliance, but now I’m just focused on the job.

    Mesha

    I lost 35 kilos when I was ill. But I have put it all back on. I feel determined, I’m training regularly and I’m now a specialist personal trainer.

           

           

    Assistance and Guidance just a call away!

    Our Care programs, designed for people living with an ostomy, offer straight-forward advice, personalized support and inspiration. Care is available when you need it. Our dedicated regional language speaking CARE team of advisors and specialists are here to help you live a better life by helping you do more of the things you love, so you can be you!

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    BodyCheck

    Chances are that your body shape has changed since you first had your surgery. Check your body profile and stoma type to find the right solution for you.

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