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Does exercise or good diet keep adhesions from forming after surgery?

Does exercise or good diet keep adhesions from forming after surgery?

No: Adhesions are basically scar tissue which forms in response to irritation or inflammation of the intestine. They can be minimized by having laparoscopic surgery rather than open abdominal surgery. Diet and exercise will have no effect on this. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for painful abdo adhesions? My diet is mostly liquid. Massage/acupuncture?

What is the best treatment for painful abdo adhesions? My diet is mostly liquid. Massage/acupuncture?

Whatever works: 42 yo female w. IBS-like sx's post-appy & laparoscopy. Med literature reports adhesions routine after abdominal-pelvic surgery. Iatrogenic? Absent obstruction avoid explorations. Codeine contraindicated. Relax peristalsis via Bentyl, (dicyclomine) biofeedback, mindfulness therapies, massage, swimming, ingested Cannabis sativa (cold prep. under 180 degrees to avoid "high"; tea, tincture, butter), & Acupuncture. ...Read more

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1.5yrs after 36hr ulcer perforation, peritonitis &severe ab adhesions, I have gastroperesis due to the adhes. Beside liquid diet, what r my options?

1.5yrs after 36hr ulcer perforation, peritonitis &severe ab adhesions, I have gastroperesis due to the adhes. Beside liquid diet, what r my options?

Surgical Evaluation: I would confirm a diagnosis of gastroparesis first with a nuclear medicine gastric emptying study. If various medical remedies have failed, i.e. Reglan, (metoclopramide) you may be a candidate for a surgical procedure such as pyloroplasty, depending on the surgical procedures you had previously. ...Read more

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Are there any good books on abdominal adhesions?

Are there any good books on abdominal adhesions?

Surgery text: Schwartz sabiston may have as much as anywhere. Abdominal are fibrous bands -tissue that occur after surgery or inflammation and can attach to bowel and organs. Not a problem unless bowel gets twisted and obstructed / or one needs another abdominal operation. ...Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat abdominal adhesions?

Is there more than one good way to treat abdominal adhesions?

Yes: Yesplease see your primary provider if this condition doesn't improve. ...Read more

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What is an adhesion?

What is an adhesion?

Scar tissue: Adhesions are caused by inflammation which can occur after the "trauma" of surgery or an acute illness (appendicitis, pelvic inflammatory dz., etc). They can look like spider webs, rope, or can "glue" organs together. This compartmentalizes the abdomen, leading to the risk of bowel getting twisted on itself causing acute obstructions. They may also entrap an organ such as the ovary, causing pain. ...Read more

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Whats a "dural sleeve adhesion"?

Whats a "dural sleeve adhesion"?

Anatomy discreption: In spinal cord relation of nerve roots, surrounding dura in relation to spine, has sleeve like appearance, adhesions in this area are technically difficult to separate during surgery of spine. ...Read more

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Adhesions==what are they and where?

Adhesions==what are they and where?

Same as Scarring: Adhesion, like adhesive means to stick together. Internal organs in the peritoneal cavity or in joints and other anatomical locations can stick together. This is usually via fibrous tissue the body uses to repair itself after injury. The injury is surgery. In surgery, we must cut through various tissues and the body reacts with adhesion formation, just as your skin heals together with a cut. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an adhesion?

What sort of problem is an adhesion?

Scar tissue: An adhesion usually describes scar tissue surrounding the organs. Often caused by infection, trauma or surgery. If an adhesion pinches off the bowel it can cause obstruction and bowel death. Adhesions make surgery very difficult because they are tough and prevent structures from being moved. They generally look like thick cobwebs. ...Read more

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Will I become disabled from adhesions?

Will I become disabled from adhesions?

No: Adhesions are scar tissue that result from surgery or other inflammatory processes. They can cause symptoms such as pain or even obstruction, but they can be treated surgically. The may never cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions is a condition in which two or more organs or organ surfaces are stuck together. Adhesions are common after surgery or infection, in which the healing response causes scar tissue to connect organs that normally should slide around freely. Adhesions can cause symptoms such as abdominal ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more