Protect your stoma with a free flow Stomaplex guard. Contoured to allow for free flow with clothing over your ostomy bag.
Why we need a stoma guard?
A guard of this type will give you more confidence to go about your daily activities. For example, while swimming or running wear the Stomaplex. Our guards will protect you so won’t have to worry as much about people or objects touching your stoma plus by having this gentle pressure on the outer ring of the wafer this will make the adhesion more secure and last longer. Protect the stoma with a free flow stoma protector. Tuck your shirt into your blue jeans with a Stomaplex guard.
Ostomy Belt Review
The Stomaplex is a product I, and many ostomy patients, have been waiting for – finally someone designed a stoma protector t 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. I am so excited to share the news about these products with my ostomy patients. I am recommending them to my patients who need, or want, some added security and support. It is so useful for people who work in various types of jobs like construction, in a factory, or as a counter worker, as well as for various activities such as sports, swimming, gardening, or cooking, and those with children or pets.
Of course, the number one reason for women and men using the Stomaplex is the ability to safely wear a seatbelt. That is the ultimate in security and support.
Review by, Pearl R. Harmany, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Three Guard Styles for Ostomy Protection:
The Freedom-Guard GTX
The Freedom-Guard GTX is a great multi-purpose protector that both women and men with an ostomy enjoy. Perfect for running. The inner padding is soft and easy to clean. Our original protector with neoprene padding.
The Freedom-Guard ATX
The Freedom-Guard ATX is our favorite product to help with clothing. The most durable design allows athletes to benefit when playing ostomy sports. Wear normal clothes like blue jeans and dress pants to work. The non-absorbent construction makes it ideal for swimming.
The Pure-Comfort ATX
The Pure-Comfort ATX is the most comfortable. The thin and light weight materials make this almost invisible over your ostomy. We love this guard for working in the office. For a luxurious feel around your stoma, choose the Pure-Comfort ATX.
Stop Ostomy Leaks
The Equalizer is a simple tool to help prevent ostomy leaks. Press on your new ostomy wafer for 10-20 seconds to enhance the adhesion to your skin. Watch the videos to learn more.
The Stomaplex has two straps for greater adjustability. Inside is a microfiber material that wicks away moisture like performance athletic underwear does. This belt has greater adjustability. Most people prefer the criss-cross shape that this belt has.
Ostomy Hernia Belt
Our hernia support is 4.5″ wide the entire length. The inner material is microfiber for comfort. This wrap has a great deal of compression with about 6″ of total adjustment. The hernia belt will help compress the parastomal hernia and prevent it from getting larger.
Ostomy Discount Package
Here our ostomy discount package includes (1) Pure-Comfort ATX, (1) Freedom-Guard ATX, (2) Equalizers. When you purchase this discount package you save 35% of the regular price.
Veterans Ostomy Protection Package
This package is designed for veterans to protect their ostomy.
Protection and Support
The Pure-Comfort ATX
The Pure-Comfort ATX is the most comfortable Stomaplex. The leather padding and leather covering makes this the thinnest and lightest Stomaplex. Recommended for luxury.
The Freedom-Guard GTX
The Freedom-Guard GTX is the softest guard from Stomaplex. The neoprene padding and rubber covering makes this ideal for an active lifestyle. The guard covers the stoma allowing for free flow. We love this belt for running.
The Freedom-Guard ATX
The Freedom-Guard ATX is the most durable guard from Stomaplex. The rubber padding and rubber covering makes this ideal for a very active ostomate. The guard is great for swimming with an ostomy. The guard protect the stoma from injury. This belt is what we recommend the most.
Prevent Ostomy Leaks
The Equalizer will help prevent ostomy leaks. It is a simple tool that applies pressure on the skin barrier. Use the Equalizer for about 10-20 seconds after you apply a new skin barrier. The Equalizer applies equal and even pressure the adhesive portion of the wafer.
Stomaplex Ostomy Belt
Each ostomy belt offered by Stomaplex is made with a micro-fiber material. Put on the belt and you’ll forget that you have it on.
Stomaplex offers the most adjustable belt and customizable stoma guard. Use the unique double adjustment to create the tension that is most comfortable.
The Stomaplex is uniquely designed to protect the stoma from contact while allowing the output to flow freely. Choose from Over 200 Sizes.
With protection from Stomaplex, there will be no pressure on your ostomy. This protection improves your confidence and allows you to wear your normal clothing with belts. Great for work.
Stomaplex protects your ostomy from tight clothes. The Stomaplex helps prevent leaks that can be caused by physical activity, sweating, or spending time in the water while swimming. Since it applies direct pressure to the appliance, it extends the wear-time of the wafer.
Stomaplex protects the stoma from clothing, seatbelts, and inadvertent contact while allowing your output to flow freely into the bag. The pressure from the Stomaplex on the appliance helps secure the skin barrier and prevents leaks. With the Freedom-Guard on you’ll be confident swimming and active throughout your day. With the Pure Comfort you’ll forget that you have an ostomy. The thin and ultra-low profile makes this the most comfortable guard.
To help prevent leaks. I was excited to learn that Stomaplex is a new company with innovative products. The Stomaplex Equalizer is another one of their designs. The Equalizer helps to secure the application of the flange/barrier to the skin. Utilize it to apply equal pressure around the stoma-skin junction, seating the flange/barrier. This will help to prevent leakage at that critical intersection. The Equalizer is available in a variety of sizes and they are soft and flexible, allowing for contouring around even oval or irregular stomas, and they are completely washable and reusable.
Stomaplex offers two tools.
To ensure complete protection from leaks, you need a good bond between the wafer of your appliance and your skin. Just like any time you are trying to adhere one thing to another, you will want to follow these steps.
1) Surface Prep. (Skin):
To prevent leaks, make sure your skin is clean and dry. I do not recommend using a moisturizer-based soap but instead a pure soap like Ivory. In addition, if you have belly hair, I would advise that you shave it off, but be careful not to nick the stoma.
2) Surface prep.
I recommend that you prevent leaks by warming the surface of the wafer before applying it to your skin. You can do this by having someone in your family place it next to their body (like under their armpit) or you can do what I do: set it on top of a lamp with a metal plate above it so the heat of the lamp travels into the wafer. This will soften the adhesive of the wafer and make it more sticky so it will have maximum adhesion. Also, when you remove the paper backing, be sure not to touch the adhesive with your fingers.
3) Pressure on Appliance:
After you apply the ostomy wafer, apply pressure to the outer ring around the stoma. It is important to remember that pressure is the key factor whenever you talk about adhesion. When I was in the hospital being trained on how to prevent leaks, my Wound Ostomy Nurse recommended that I use my finger and go around the stoma applying pressure to the wafer to make a good bond. However, my fingers are too big, and the blunt, round end of my finger didn’t make much positive contact with the wafer. In addition, the contact was only at one point at any given time. This is where the stomaplex Equalizer comes in to play.
With the equalizer you can apply pressure all the way around the stoma equally and at the same moment in time. By doing this, you will get better adhesion, guaranteed which will help prevent leaks.