Flushable colostomy pouches improving quality of life
What is a colostomy or stoma?
The terms ‘colostomy’ or ‘stoma’, refer to an opening on the surface of the abdomen which has been surgically created to divert faeces into an external colostomy pouch. It is estimated that around 13,000 people undergo stoma surgery each year, with almost 1 in every 500 people in the UK currently living with a stoma1. This type of surgery can be needed at any age and for a number of reasons including cancer, bowel disease, injury or from birth.
Aura Flushable with medical grade Manuka honey
Aura Flushable is a flushable colostomy pouch available on prescription which combines the latest flushable technology with the added comfort Manuka honey. The inclusion of medical grade Manuka honey may help to promote healthy skin around the stoma.
Both the inner liner and flange contain biodegradable materials and can be flushed in domestic toilets, septic tanks and single flush siphonic systems and is proven not to block domestic pumping stations.*
*Data on file
Freedom To Be…
The idea of a flushable colostomy pouch may sound simple, but it makes a world of difference for people with colostomies who would usually have to struggle with where to dispose of their pouch and its contents, especially when out and about. Finding such a pouch that takes away the worry of what to do with its contents can really help to improve confidence and quality of life.
As part of the Freedom To Be campaign, a group of Aura Flushable users are sharing their stories and telling us a little bit about why they now feel that they have the freedom to be …whoever they want to be.
Tried and tested – Vicki’s story
Vicki lives in Sussex with her husband, Jeremy. Vicki found it very difficult adjusting to life with a colostomy at first. She discovered the Aura Flushable range from an advert printed in the Colostomy Association’s ‘Tidings’ magazine and has never looked back since. As a former flight attendant married to a former pilot, Vicki loves to travel and see the world.
“The flushable bags are wonderful and give you a lot more self-confidence. I travel and socialise an awful lot and it’s wonderful to know that the flushable bags can be used almost everywhere. A flushable bag means you can just flush it away, there’s nothing left, only the outer cover which you can just hide in your pocket, or in your handbag.”
Find out more and request a sample of Aura Flushable colostomy pouch:
Request your free sample by quoting reference 17 Web silvsurf
Call our Freephone Careline on 0808 159 4327
Email [email protected]
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Visit our Freedom To Be website here to see more stories like Vicki’s
1Colostomy Association. 2017. What is a stoma? [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.colostomyassociation.org.uk [Accessed 1 June 2017].
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