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Sternal Precautions After Open Heart Surgery
Had open heart surgery with staph 11 months ago. Should i still be having pain and numbness in the sternal area?
A little long: Generally pain diminishes in a few months but can be aggravated by work, weather etc numbness near any incision is not unusual and also diminishes over time as new nerves insinuate into the area-that is a bother but not a danger sign. See your surgeon about the pain, any fever, or wound changes since you had the staph. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes, but...: You need to wait at least a couple of months for the sternum to heal completely. Early activity can lead to sternal dehisence (the breastbone splits open) which can have deadly consequences. After everything has healed, you can do everything you did before surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Valve or vessel?: Prudent diet good idea for all. Avoid high fat, sugary, high salt, processed meats, processed grains. Eat more vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, whole train bread, cereal, pasta, low fat or no fat dairy, poultry, fish. Dash diet (online): dietary approach to stop hypertension is tasty, nutritious, easy, has data supporting its use. There are others as well. Talk to dietician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After open heart surgery if as of now i bench 225.. After surgery when would i be able to start working out with this type of heavy weight again?
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