MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
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Which among the following ingredients helps in knitting the tissue back together?
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Collagen helps the tissue knit back together. This ingredient is available in lean protein. The aim should be to consume at least 1.5 grams to 2 grams of protein per kilogram to heal the incision that has been made in this body. Some good sources of lean protein include beans, eggs, legumes, turkey, fish etc. Whey protein can be mixed with cashew milk, water, almond, soy, smoothie etc. and consumed to heal from the wound after a procedure.
Which among these food items can help the body to retain helpful bacteria from antibiotics?
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While antibiotics help the body to stay away from infection, they also decimate the beneficial bacteria to thrive in the body that aids digestion, manufacture vitamin and help the body heal quicker by stepping up the immune system. Certain fermented dairy products such as yogurt and kefir can retain few species of beneficial bacteria that help the body to heal faster. Certain probiotics such as probiotic-8 can boost beneficial species to thrive inside the body.
Which food item can increase the blood pressure after surgery?
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An increased sodium intake can drastically shoot up the blood pressure of the body that in turn strains the heart rate. Another disadvantage of sodium is the fact that it can hold up fluid into the body and block digestion and kidney function. It is therefore advised to refrain from high intake of salt in food. Doctors often prescribe a form of water pill that helps the body to flush out extra sodium
Processed meats such as bacon, hams, and sausages should be avoided after surgery
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Processed meat should be strictly avoided after a surgery owing to their high nutrient density, high level of LDL cholesterol and saturated fat. They not only increase the rate of heart diseases, but make it difficult for the body to digest it. Furthermore, the body s ability auto-heal also takes a hit due to the intake of processed meats Instead of processed meats, chicken breasts or chicken soup pays rich dividends in healing the body
Fiber can help soften the stool after surgery
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Fiber can strengthen the body s normal route of elimination which gets jammed due to high intake of pain medications, an anesthetic agent, increased dehydration etc. Consuming few prunes daily can greatly aid bowel movement due to its insoluble and soluble fiber content. Some other sources of fiber include apples, oatmeal, beans, flaxseed meal, pears etc.