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Omega-3 Supplements & Surgery: Fish Oil Benefits And Bleeding Risk

Omega-3 Supplements & Surgery: Fish Oil Benefits And Bleeding Risk

Until recently, the intake of fish oil and other omega-3 sources was discouraged by medical professionals because of purported blood-thinning effects and subsequent post-op bleeding risk associated with these fatty acids. Various recent studies show that there’s “no difference in surgical bleeding when patients take fish oil” and that “omega-3 PUFA supplementation after major abdominal surgery… Continue Reading

Watch Out With Grapefruit Before And After Surgery

Watch Out With Grapefruit Before And After Surgery

Before undergoing any particular type of surgery, doctors often advice their patients to do certain preparations particularly on their regular activities and diet. One of the advices you might have heard of is NOT to drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit at all before and after surgery. It’s a healthy and nutritious fruit drink, so… Continue Reading

Knee Surgery Recovery – Supplements That Aid Knee Healing

Knee Surgery Recovery – Supplements That Aid Knee Healing

Knee surgery recovery can be tough. Weakened muscles, debilitating effects, physical therapy, dressing care and pain management all require attention. Following rehab after surgery, walking with crutches for weeks, maybe even wear a brace and months later you may still not be the old you. If you have been in this situation you will know… Continue Reading

5 Herbs To Take After Surgery – Here’s What Studies Say About Post-Op Herbal Healing

5 Herbs To Take After Surgery – Here’s What Studies Say About Post-Op Herbal Healing

Herbal supplements have long been an integral part of folk medicine dating back at least 5000 years.  Some herbal remedies go back to ancient Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Indian and even Sumerian civilizations. Egyptian hieroglyphs show doctors healing constipated patients with senna pods as well as using peppermint, caraway, and opium poppy to treat other ailments.… Continue Reading

Should You Stop Taking All Herbal Supplements Before Surgery?

Should You Stop Taking All Herbal Supplements Before Surgery?

You should stop taking all herbal supplements two to three weeks before surgery so your body will have sufficient time to clear these substances from your system. At least, that’s recommended by The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and other medical professionals. The reason? To avoid potential complications and side effects during and after the surgery. Certain… Continue Reading

The Best Painkillers To Take At Home After Surgery

The Best Painkillers To Take At Home After Surgery

Taking the right pain meds at the right moments after surgery has more perks than minimizing pain alone. The National Institute of Health informs that taking your post-operative pain meds as prescribed has several benefits over trying to avoid medication. Appropriate pain medication leads to shorter hospital stays, less chronic pain, and lower overall intake of… Continue Reading

How To Detox From Anesthesia – Foods, Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs That Will Flush Out Toxins

How To Detox From Anesthesia – Foods, Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs That Will Flush Out Toxins

Surgery goes hand in hand with toxins. Toxins from the biological trauma and the recovery processes going on in the human body as well as from medicines and anesthesia. Anesthetic drugs used to paralyze and relax muscles, numb body parts or induce unconsciousness can be an assault on the liver. After the surgery, your liver… Continue Reading

Do You Need Protein Supplements After Surgery?

Do You Need Protein Supplements After Surgery?

Protein, in the form of shakes or other supplements is recommended after weight loss surgery. But is protein supplementation also helpful in case of other types of surgery? Yes and no. Yes, the body needs more protein after surgery. Protein is needed to repair tissue, decrease the inflammatory process and slow muscle breakdown among other… Continue Reading

Surgery and Inflammation – How To Promote Healing From The Inside Out

Surgery and Inflammation – How To Promote Healing From The Inside Out

Surgery recovery can be enhanced by reducing inflammation in wounds as well as in your body. This post is about how to reduce both wound inflammation as well as inflammation in your body. In other words, how to optimally treat your incision wound and what to eat and which supplements to take to optimize healing… Continue Reading