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DISCLAIMER


100% accuracy at time of writing cannot be guaranteed.  A listing in this website is provided for informational purposes only, and does not mean it is an endorsement.  All companies listed are tried at the reader’s own risk.  All information provided is intended as a supplement to any professional help already

given.  Before acting on suggestions from anyone, ostomates are advised to check with a doctor or stoma care nurse that the course of action is suitable

for them. Whilst every care is taken, the author will not be held responsible.

VILLI


Villi are the tiny, finger-like projections on the surface of the small intestine.  Villi help absorb nutrients.








WAFER


See Flange.


WEAR TIME


This is the length of time a stoma product can be worn before failure.  Failure is usually the result of barrier erosion or separation from the skin surface.  Wear time varies widely, and therefore the goal of selecting an appropriate ostomy product is to provide a predictable and consistent wear time.


WIND


Some ostomates suffer from wind problems.  If wind is persistent, it may be due to eating in a hurry, irregular meal times or going without food for long periods of time.


Some foods may also cause this problem - beans, peas, onions, leeks, unripe bananas, and potato which has been cooked then allowed to go cold (e.g. in a potato salad or shepherd's pie).  Avoidance of foods, which are high in fibre, may also help to avoid this embarrassment.




W-POUCH


See Ileoanal Reservoir.








ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME


Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome is a condition in which there is increased production of the hormone

gastrin.  Usually, a small tumour (gastrinoma) in the pancreas or small intestine produces the high

levels of gastrin in the blood.










































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