The protective shield of the stoma guard on this ostomy belt is held away from the stoma by a U-shaped pad. This stoma guard is secured in place by a detachable elastic ostomy belt. The shield protects the stoma from inadvertent contact. The pad applies pressure on the ostomy appliance assisting in its securement, thus reducing the risk of leaks from under the wafer. The guard and ostomy belt also provide parastomal hernia prevention.This ostomy belt and stoma guard has a rubber-coated shield with or without an additional layer of lambskin leather (applies to the Pure-Comfort) for sound absorption. The shield has either a neoprene or pad (with nylon or lambskin) permanently attached. Each stoma guard comes with an elastic ostomy belt, which attaches with Velcro and allows for manual adjustment of the belt tension.This stoma guard is intended to protect the stoma from external contact caused by things like clothes and seatbelts. It also allows patients to live a more active lifestyle without needing to be concerned about damaging the stoma through impacts that occur during daily activities and sports. It prevents leaks that can be caused by physical activity, sweating, or spending time in the water. Since it applies direct pressure to the appliance, it extends the wear-time of the wafer and can be used as a parastomal hernia belt.