Step Into The New Year With Cymed

According to the United Ostomy Associations of America, in the United States, each year, there are between 725,000 and 1 million people who live with an ostomy. Yet, despite the many people who live with an ostomy and how much attention this way of life has gotten in recent years, there are still many misconceptions.

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What is a colostomy?

A colostomy is an opening in the abdominal wall created by surgery. A colostomy is usually needed because a person’s colon is not working properly. The colon may not be working properly because of a health problem or a disease that required part of the colon to be removed. Sometimes a colostomy is used for a short period of time to help a person recover from a health condition. Other times, a colostomy is a permanent part of a person’s life.

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Guide to Ostomy Accessories

Ostomy accessories can improve your experience with ostomy care. While these accessories are an optional part of your experience with an ostomy bag, they can offer convenience and comfort. There are different accessories designed to assist with different aspects of having an ostomy bag, including eliminating odor, sealing the skin, and adding security to the bag. Continue on for a guide to ostomy accessories.

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Changing an Ostomy Pouch

The mission of Sarasota Medical Products is to empower patients to confidently manage their lives. For the past ten years, we have been designing and manufacturing special adhesives and other products for wound care, ostomy, and infection control. If you have recently undergone an ostomy, you may be having some difficulties getting used to the changes. To help you gain more confidence in changing your ostomy pouches, we have put together these tips.

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How to Choose Ostomy Supplies

If you have a new ostomy after colostomy or ileostomy surgery, you may feel a bit overwhelmed about what supplies you will need. Your medical provider may provide some information about needed supplies, but there are a lot of products out there and they may not all be right for you. Sarasota Medical Products wants you to be as comfortable as possible with the supplies you use, so here are some tips on purchasing ostomy supplies.

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The History of Sarasota Medical Products

Sarasota Medical Products (SMP) is located in Sarasota FL and produces a wide range of novel medical device adhesives. We create unique formulations of hydrocolloid products and market through private label medical companies. The company was formed in 2010 and by 2018 was listed in the top 50 companies to watch in Florida. Additional recognition came in 2019 as a finalist for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award for small businesses.

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