Crohn’s Disease, Ostomy, & Stoma Care

Ostomy surgery is an increasingly common treatment for patients with Crohn’s disease. With over 450,000 people with stomas in the United States and 120,000 new ostomy surgical procedures performed each year, a growing number of patients must contend with the difficulties of stoma management. However, with guidance from a health care professional, stoma patients can […]

Tape Won’t Stick – Factors That Influence Medical Tape Adhesion

Most people simply expect their medical tape to stick the way they want it to. Most of us don’t give too much thought to the adhesive properties of tape until they use one that comes off too easily or one that adheres so aggressively that it won’t come off easily during a change. For people […]

The Phoenix Magazine United Ostomy Association of America – An Invaluable Resource

The Phoenix magazine is the official publication of the United Ostomy Associations of America. Magazine proceeds provide funding for the UOAA as a resource and to help improve the quality of life of people who have, or will have, an intestinal or urinary diversion. Throughout the years Hy-Tape has partnered with the UOAA with memberships, events sponsorships, […]

Snorkeling & Scuba Diving with an Ileostomy

An ileostomy should not prevent you from snorkeling or scuba diving. With the correct materials and some planning a day at the beach can be issue free and fun. That being said, everyone is different. A pouch may adhere differently from person to person, but the many product manufacturers do take water into consideration when […]

Peristomal Skin Issues & Ostomy Care

Peristomal Skin Complications Stomas can lower a patients’ ability to stay active and their overall quality of life; peristomal skin issues in particular can be problematic and lead to discomfort and complications. Many skin complications arise from insecure, sensitizing or damaging medical adhesives. In order to prevent peristomal skin complications, it is critical that healthcare […]

After Colon Cancer Surgery: How To Live With an Ostomy

As you discuss colon cancer treatment with your colorectal surgeon, one important topic that you may need to bring up is whether you will need an ostomy. Some people quickly adapt to an ostomy while others require additional time and support. In any case, knowing whether you will require an ostomy before the procedure can […]