The Best Way To Recover Fast From Surgery
If a surgical procedure is in your future, you may want to look into what you can expect from the recovery period and what steps you can take to have the best experience possible. Today we are going to talk about the best way to recover more quickly from surgery.
Follow Instructions And Follow Up
The most important thing to do during the recovery period post-op is to follow the directions of your treating physician and surgical team. They will give you detailed instructions on what to expect and do during this period. Do not pick and choose the instructions you like. Follow them as closely as possible to ensure a quick recovery period.
A lot of individuals will often skip some or all of their follow-up appointments. These appointments are crucial to ensure the healing process is going smoothly and everything is healthy and free of infection. At any point during the recovery period you have questions, contact your treating physician or surgical team.
Active Recovery Is Important
After surgery, you will likely be told to rest and recover for some time. But strictly resting after surgery is not healthy for the body’s healing process.
The timeframe for strict rest will vary depending on what type of procedure is performed; this can range from hours to days.
There might be weight-bearing restrictions after surgery; obviously, these must be followed. However, there are generally no restrictions on the use of the rest of the body. It is important for purposes of DVT prevention and overall health to move while respecting those restrictions.
Supplement To Take Before Surgery
Preparing for surgery is very important. There are several supplements safe to take before surgery that can help speed up recovery after. Some supplements Dr. Warner highly recommends taking before a surgical procedure are calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin D3, and a vitamin B-complex.
This list of supplements strengthens the body’s immune system and promotes healthy tissues, cartilage, nerves, bones, and joints. These can ensure that your body is ready for the physical stress of surgery.
It is important to keep in mind that many supplements, herbal remedies and other natural medicines should be paused at least 2 weeks before a surgical procedure. As always consulting with your physician is best.
Supplements To Speed Up Recovery Post-OpThe same recommended pre-surgical supplements are great to continue taking post-op to promote wound healing and healthy tissues and bones.
Support Post Surgery Recovery With Dr. Warner’s Well Theory
Dr. Meredith Warner highly recommends supplementing pre-and post-surgery.