Pre-surgery and Post Operation Support

Major surgery causes serious stress to the body. The body’s immune system is weakened and gastrointestinal function is changed, leaving the body vulnerable to infection and in a state of nutritional insufficiency.

The road to recovery starts well before any scheduled surgery, by understanding what your body needs before, during, and after. According to research and other evidence, the following self-care steps may help with the healing:

Think nutrition

Eat a high-quality, balanced diet, and use nutritional supplements to prevent malnutrition that can impair recovery after surgery.

Say goodbye to smoking

Prevent poor surgery outcomes and many other health problems by kicking the habit for good.

Take a test

Have your doctor test your blood for anemia before surgery to find out if iron supplements or other treatments may help you avoid the need for blood transfusions.

Enjoy some ginger

Reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting by taking 1 gram of encapsulated ginger powder 60 minutes before receiving general anesthesia.

Apart from diet and lifestyle changes, there are also a number of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other supplements you can take to help and prepare your body to cope better, and speed up recovery. Talk to your naturopath as well as to your doctor about the best strategy for you.