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A 48-year-old member asked:

Does drinking and smoking slow down recovery from surgery?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Yes: Yes, it does. And i'm pretty sure you already knew that. But here's your confirmation. Drinking and smoking will delay recovery after surgery. Period.
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Drinking and smoking: Yes drinking can alter the way your drugs are metabolized and smoking can directly slow down the healing process from surgery or any other trauma that your body receives.

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