Can You Be Healthy With a Colostomy?

There are quite a few misconceptions surrounding colostomies that have made it so that people often don’t know what having a colostomy bag can actually entail. A big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that you might not be aware of what colostomy bags actually are, and in order to answer your question they are essentially bags that are formed outside of a stoma to capture any and all fecal matter that might be exiting from said stoma.

This raises a few questions around healthy living with a colostomy bag. You might be wondering at this point whether it’s even possible to be healthy when you are living with a colostomy, but the thing is that the colostomy itself is what is making your health a bit easier to manage from a lot of different respects. As for whether or not you would be capable of being healthy, the truth is that being healthy while living after a colostomy is a lot easier than you might initially be thinking.

For one thing, colostomies will require you to modify your diet and take a bit more exercise but these are things that you should be doing anyway. As long as you follow a reasonably healthy lifestyle there is absolutely no reason at all why you wouldn’t be able to live the kind of life that you have always wanted to after you get a colostomy done. It’s all about prioritizing your health as opposed to small matters such as eating unhealthy food or just lying around all day. These types of things are what would make you feel really unhealthy all in all.

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