Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ostomy Medical Supplies

After having ostomy surgery, also referred to as an intestinal or urinary diversion, there is some getting used to caring for yourself.  An ostomy is a surgically created opening in the abdomen that diverts stool or feces (intestinal) or urine (urinary). This can result due to colon cancer, bladder cancer, knife stabbing, gunshot wound, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and others.  The stoma is a portion of your bowel brought to the abdominal wall to excrete body waste.  It is vascular which explains its pink color and sensitivity.  Weeks following surgery your stoma will change in size, shrinking down so take that into consideration when buying ostomy supplies.  

There are advances in the medical world to push for innovation in ostomy pouches and skin barriers.  New products are introduced yearly to improve the quality of life of ostomates.  There are several manufacturers in the United States beginning with ConvaTec, Nu-Hope, Hollister, Coloplast, Cymed, Torbot, and Marlen.  They all have unique product offerings and welcome your call. Most will be happy to send you free samples of ostomy pouches and/or skin barriers!

Whatever line YOU use, it is important to make sure you are getting the best price and quality service from your supplier.  That's where Parthenon has you covered!  With our "lowest price guarantee", committment to quality service, and getting you the product you want without substituting for a cheaper one, the Parthenon Company is the nationwide leader in discounted ostomy supplies.  Parthenon sells the entire line of ConvaTec ostomy supplies, ConvaTec wound care, and skin care lines too!

Not long ago we celebrated our 50th year anniversary of serving the ostomy community and we are proud that we have done it with honesty, integrity, and with the greatest attention to our customer's needs. Visit us online or call toll free 1-800-453-8898!

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