The importance of healthy hydration
Being well hydrated is really important for all aspects of health and wellbeing, and even more so when you have a stoma.
Choosing the right drink can make a huge difference to your health and wellbeing. But it can be confusing to know what to choose, how much to drink and how your needs change when the weather is hot or if you exercise.
In conjunction with a team of experts, we have developed a leaflet to provide you with the most up-to-date information and advice. It covers:
• Dehydration and how to look out for signs and symptoms
• The importance of choosing the right drink
• How your hydration needs differ in hot weather or during exercise
Order your FREE ‘me+™ Hydration Pack’ which includes:
• me+™ Drink Bottle 500ml
• The Hydration Leaflet
• Handy Pee Chart – so you can monitor your urine colour and hydration status
Order your pack by calling 0800 467 866 (UK) or 1800 721 721 (RoI)
In addition, there is a longer and more detailed version of the information available to download below, which includes a section on hydration for exercise and sport.
A longer and more detailed version of our Hydration information available to download here, which includes a section on hydration for exercise and sport.View
An article by Caroline Rudoni, Director of Nursing at ConvaTec and Sarah Russell, Clinical Exercise Specialist: 'Physical activity and the ileostomy patient: exploring the challenges of hydration'View