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Post-surgery tips for facilitating a healthy recovery

When people are preparing for a surgical procedure in Washington, they often take into consideration the suggestions of their health care provider for behaviors they can implement to prepare for a successful surgery. However, this kind of attention should also be given to post-op recovery. When people are vigilant in making sure they are following their doctor's orders, they can be more confident in their ability to facilitate their recovery in a safe and healthy way. 

According to, one thing that people can do is to understand how to regulate their pain and manage it in order to stay comfortable. Their awareness of the level of pain they should be feeling and what they are feeling may help them to identify situations where suspicious symptoms may require a follow-up visit with their doctor. Additionally, people should have a clear understanding of their doctor's recommendations for activity throughout recovery. It is imperative that they slowly reintroduce activity to prevent unnecessary injuries or setbacks from happening. 

Focusing on proper rest and nutrition are indefinite ways that people can facilitate their recovery and provide their body with the properties it needs to heal on its own. Unity Point suggests that people eat foods that have Vitamins B12 and C, as well as probiotics and protein. Fiber and iron are other important nutrients that can aid in a faster recovery. 

People should not be afraid to ask for help as they are healing from surgery. If possible, they should line up the help they need before their procedure happens to reduce stress during recovery. They may also benefit from providing their family and friends with some simple "training" about what their responsibilities will be in terms of helping out after their surgery. 

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