two of the main worries for
people living with stoma
If you worry about leakage and ballooning, you are not alone. A staggering 9 out of 10 people living with a stoma worry about them.1,2 77% have experienced leakage3 and 62% have experienced ballooning.1 The right change routine can help to reduce the risk of leakage and ballooning.4,5,6
There could be several reasons for ostomy bags to leak. Some of the common reasons are listed below:
Ballooning can occur when
This causes the gases inside to inflate. At nighttime, this can affect your sleep.
ARC (Apply-Remove-Check): 3 steps to prevent leakage
The Apply, Remove, Check (ARC) routine can help to prevent leakage and skin complications.6,7
Change the bag more frequently
Significantly more people experience ballooning when they change their stoma bag less often than every 1-2 days.5
Improve sleep and quality of life
Reducing ballooning can help you feel more comfortable in your daily life.5 It can also reduce sleep disruption, which is proven to have a positive impact on quality of life.11
What's inside change routine guide?
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Disclaimer: Apply, Remove and Check are the three basic guidelines for a complete change routine. If you have any doubts or questions about your own specific routine, you should contact your Healthcare Professional.
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