Health problems can make you feel helpless, especially if you’ve had uterus problems for some time and are worried about losing your chance to have children. Once you have opted for prolapsed uterus surgery, how can you put yourself back in control and prepare for surgery in a positive way?
Eating for recovery
As with all aspects of your health and well-being, eating a balanced diet before and after surgery is crucial. Nourishing your body in the right way helps support cell renewal and the healing process.
Many people rightly associate eating more fibre with a healthy bowel, eliminating waste and toxins. However, it also helps keep cholesterol and bile levels down, plus it improves your inflammatory response and blood pressure.
Put some juice in it
It’s a good time to check you’re eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, particularly those rich in Vitamin C, which supports the process of healing body tissue. Don’t go to extremes though, as too much can result in thinning of your blood.
Foods rich in antioxidants can be an excellent way to rebalance your system after surgery. They are particularly prevalent in raw or juiced fruits and vegetables. Smoothies are fun to experiment with and an easily digestible source of “the good stuff”!
Caution and exercise
Preparing for surgery is also a good time to think about your intake of calories, particularly fat. Reducing this down will help you to avoid surgical complications.
Exercise is also important. Exercise releases endorphins and these interact with our brain to create positive feelings and improve our pain threshold.
You don’t have to take up running or hit the gym to make a difference. Walking and yoga are both excellent for improving circulation, strength and flexibility in your abdomen.
Lastly, a positive and calm attitude is proven to help prepare for and recover from surgery.
Try not to let a whirlwind of preparations and anxieties about your surgery overwhelm you. Feel free to ask the staff at The Pelvic Clinic any questions you have, and surround yourself with positive energy, people and experiences.