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Are there any activity restrictions for ostomates?

Many ostomates travel, work, swim, hike, play sports, and have a very active lifestyle. When a stoma is created the abdominal muscles are cut which can cause a weak abdomen to develop. Lifting heavy loads can cause a hernia that may cause problems maintaining a seal with the ostomy appliances. An ostomate should work with their physical therapist to determine which exercises would be best.

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