Stoma Guards and Ostomy Belts
Stoma Guard Review
The Stomaplex stoma guard is a product I, and many ostomy patients, have been waiting for – finally someone designed a protector that I can recommend to my patients in need.
There are many reasons why patients should consider using the protector, the most important being the safety and security they provide.
Of course, the number one reason for women and men using the Stomaplex stoma belt is the ability to safely wear a seat belt. That is the ultimate in security and support. Always wear an ostomy seat belt protector while driving in a car.
Review by, Pearl R. Harmany, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Stoma Guard with Ostomy Belt - Microfiber Comfort
Feel secure and confident with a Stomaplex ostomy belt. Choose your favorite Stomaplex stoma guard and attach it to the micro fiber belt for protection.
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The Freedom-Guard GTX is the original design. Inside there is a neoprene padding with a nylon covering. This shield is the softest offered by Stomaplex. The padding cleans and dries quickly.
The Freedom-Guard ATX is the toughest and most durable. Inside there is an FDA approved rubber padding. This protector will not absorb water in the swimming pool. This guard is recommended for sports. Use the ostomy belt for swimmimg and feel protected.
The Pure Comfort is the thinnest and most comfortable. Inside there is a padding made with leather. This protection is the thinnest and the lightest in weight.
With this contoured ostomy protector, there will be no pressure on your ostomy. This belt improves your confidence and allows you to wear your normal clothing with tight belts. This belt is great for work in the office, job site, gym or swimming pool.
The Stomaplex belt will protect your ostomy from tight clothes, waistbands, work belts, dress belts, seatbelts, swimsuites etc.
Each Stomaplex guard is custom made to your specific stoma measurements. The guards are contoured for maximum protection and comfort while allowing the stoma's output to flow.
Stomaplex Stoma Guard
Stomaplex Stoma Guard
The Competition:Stoma dome is a one size fits all protector for the stoma. The hard protective plastic is held directly onto the pouch using Velcro. The stomadome doesn't include a belt. To secure it in place you'll need to wear an ostomy wrap.
Uses an assembly of three separate pieces that clamp the bag to the ostomy appliance. The outer piece protects the stoma from injury. This protector doesn't include an ostomy belt. To secure the protector you'll need to wear a wrap to hold it tightly to your body.
Uses an assembly of two pieces to size the guard to the diameter of the stoma. There is only one depth of the guard to choose. The ostomy resolutions does not include an ostomy belt. To secure the ostomy resolutions you'll need to wear a third party ostomy belt with built in connector for the ostomy tabs.
This stoma shield is shaped with a wavy curve to the outside surface that facilitates threading an elastic belt. This makes the stoma shield very wide, coming in at 6.5". The depth of the guard is adjusted by adding padding to the inside, however there is no adjustment for different stoma diameters.
Ostomy armor used a hard metal to protect the stoma. You select the depth of the guard but not the width of the keyhole pad. Ostomy armor include an nylon belt that is not elastic. The belt has padding to help make it more comfortable.
The stealth belt colds the ostomy bag inside a built in pouch. Typically the pouch is designed to wear the bag horizontally. The stealth belt is designed to conceal the ostomy pouch.
Why wear a guard?Guards protect the stoma from direct impact. Guards are helpful when running and exercising with an ostomy
Protectors can help prevent ostomy leaks by applying pressure on the ostomy appliance. The pressure is only on the appliance and not on the ostomy.
When size correctly they allow you to be more active with sports and dating with an ostomy.
Guards will help you wear your normal clothing. Clothing is often an issue with an ostomy as the waistband may restrict the flow.
Always wear a seatbelt in the car with an ostomyGuards are designed to allow for proper free flow from the stoma to the bottom of the pouch while wearing a seatbelt driving.
Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox, Shield HeathCare