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The Gut: Human Microbiome ExplainedWritten by Dr. Chad Larson
The microbiome of the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract can best be described as a bacterial ecosystem. While there are a variety of ecosystems in the human body with their own microbiomes, the GI tract houses the highest bacterial cell densities of them all.
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Medical grade Manuka honey: A kinder option for stoma caresponsored by Clinimed Ltd.
A ‘stoma’ is an opening on the surface of the abdomen which has been surgically created to divert the flow of faeces (colostomy or ileostomy) or urine (urostomy) into an outer ‘pouch’ worn on the abdomen. People of all ages can require stoma surgery, most commonly as a result of a range of illnesses including cancer, diverticulitis and Crohn’s disease or following a trauma to the abdomen. Find out more here...
Welcome to our new blogger Louiseby talkhealth blogger Louise Potter
Louise has a permanent ileostomy which was formed in 11/16. "This stoma wasn’t my first rodeo and I had a temporary ileostomy formed in September of 2009 to save my life due to sepsis, faecal peritonitis and pneumonia after a rather fraught C-section." Find out more about Louise's story and read her first blog here...
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