Certain people that are suffering from severe gastrointestinal problems end up in a situation where the only solution that they can use to keep their bowels moving in a healthy manner is by getting a stoma. This is basically an opening in your body that allows feces and urine to be excreted. Your body might not be able to excrete waste naturally, but in spite of the fact that this is the case the stoma would make it so that it can be removed without any other kind of damage being done at the end of the day.
Now, stomas are definitely going to help you live a longer life if you are quite unhealthy but it is important to note that staying fit with a stoma is something that should become a higher priority for you. Stomas make it even more important for you to pay attention to your health and fitness. If you don’t try to stay as fit as possible after having a stoma put in, chances are that at some point or another you would be forced to go and get even more surgery done because a hernia or something similar will have formed.
You simply can’t live a long time after having a stoma put in if you don’t exercise on a regular basis. Even if you used to exercise before getting the stoma, this doesn’t change the importance of fitness after the fact. You need to exercise even more after getting a stoma otherwise a number of really nasty complications would arise none of which would be the kinds of things that you would want to think about based on your current lifestyle.