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Will Alcohol Slow Down Healing From Surgery
Yes: Retinal detachment is a very serious condition and surgery to repair it requires that you take very good care of yourself while it heals. Both smoking and alcohol have been demonstrated to increase the risk for retinal damage in patients with other risk factors. I suggest you avoid both while recovering and until your retinal surgeon gives the OK. ...Read more
I am 2 weeks post op for inguinal hernia surgery-- is it ok to consume alcohol, or will it affect the healing process?
Alcohol injections or surgery for Morton's neuroma. Sclerosing alcohol injections are an increasingly available treatment alternative if the above management approaches fail. Dilute alcohol (4%) is injected directly into the area of the neuroma, causing
See below: Yes chronic and heavy drinking disrupts the normal balance between bone formation by osteoblasts and the removal of old bone by osteoclasts. Alcohol has an adverse effect on osteoblast activity, thus suppressing new bone formation. "the empty space created by normal bone-removing activity is inadequately filled by newly formed bone, " chakkalakal explains in a press release issued by the university. "t. ...Read more
I had surgery for bad absess on my buttocks it healing slow and im still on meds 6months after surgery?
A pilonidal cyst?:
abscess in the buttocks does not take six month to heal, you might be having infected pilonidal cyst, it can take that long to heal.
you need to see a surgeon or a wound specialist for your problem.
location of the wound, the depth, the stage of healing, the kind of bacteria involves, history of diabetes or not, all are factors that affect the wound healing. ...Read more
I'm getting a endoscopic & septoplasty surgery. Can I weighttrain & cardio after 2 weeks of healing. Should I start slow? . As I'm natural bodybuilder.
Probably it is OK: You really should discuss this with your surgeon. In general it should be ok after 2 weeks. Starting slow is a good idea. ...Read more
Yes: It depends a little on what you define as "heavy" consumption. It is known that alcoholics have certain nutritional deficiencies that could impair wound healing potential. ...Read more
I have erbs palsy, had surgery in 2012, fell down in january this year and the bone they operated on shifted upward, still have had no treatment??
Mgt: It would helpful to have the radiographs uploaded to your virtual appointment records, so that an Orthopedic specialist may view them. ...Read more
Serious spine surgery, either slow healing or failed, knees need surgery, told back won't improve until knees are done, true?
Gonna have knee surgery. I just lost 30lbs and I always eat right & walk. During the healing process, what can I do to keep the weight off while down?
Less calories: First, congratulations on the hard work you put in toward your 30 lbs weight loss! While you are recovering, it is understandable that it will be difficult to keep up your physical activity. You will likely need to cut down on your daily calorie consumption for a short period of time until you are able to walk again. You may want to cut it by no more than 10% for that short period. ...Read more
I have a post surgery pilonidal cyst wound and it is in its final stages. Saline water was used to clean it, now antiseptic. Could this slow healing?
NO: Also can take a good shower wash the area with soap and water and apply dressings, will heal soon and go for follow up visit to your surgeon. ...Read more
Slow-healing stress fx- boot, crutches, surgery, now CRPS. Hard to walk- now painful growth outside 5th met. Dr.- bunionette. From walking? Treatment?
I had an ACL surgery a week ago. After day two, I stopped taking the pain medicines. Would drinking two to three beers slow the healing process or infect it?
I had oral maxillofacial surgery on january 2, 2013. Is it safe for me to smoke marijuana or will this cause infection and slow the healing/recovery?
What is the treatment for severe slow colon transit constipation? No laxatives work for me other than enema and stimulant. Doc mentioned Surgery??
AvoidSurgery, likely: End up with more problems: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. Physical activity & avoiding delays in evacuation (when slightest urge) typically most effective strategies. Agents which bind water, best above ground veggies (trial & error for which & how much daily required) next best. Mental issues (infancy on) always relevant though hidden except via symptoms. Trial of linaclotide might help for symptoms. ...Read more
Pain inside scrotum persists even after hernia repair and after orchiectomy, in a 61 year-old.....?
Questionable treatment, unless indirect inguinal hernia shown first.: Testicular &/or scrotal pain can notoriously be difficult to manage and often does not respond to epididymectomy. Certainly removal of testicle should not have been performed unless testicle was very tender. Various regimes utilized by pain clinics should have been tried first & certainly should be tried now including possible acupuncture. There is also possibility of referred pain. Surgery often does not help with this kind of pain unless it is due to intermittent trusts torsion in which case fixation of testis, to prevent twisting of spermatic cord, takes care of problem. Wish I could be of more help. ...Read more
Free country: You can do anything you want, but why risk it? Alcohol is a known carcinogen and a known toxin to the body, but it's become a cultural norm for people to consume it. To have the best results of surgery, it's usually recommended to refrain from alcohol, smoking tobacco or marijuana, excessive activities, ilicit drug use, but it's a free country. ...Read more
Mild HCM: Mild septal hypertrophy does not require treatment either with surgery or alcohol ablation - these techniques are reserved for severe septal hypertrophy with severe obstructive symptoms. The choice of which is to use is institution specific - it should be the technique used most often and successfully at the treating institution. ...Read more
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My dad is addicted to alcohol. Recently he had surgery doctors have advised him to not to have alcohol. Any suggestions to get rid alcohol.
No alcohol for 1 yr: Unfortunately with weight loss surgery, you become very sensitive to alcohol. It is due to the fact that your body surface area is much smaller plus your liver becomes much more sensitive to alcohol. So any kind of alcohol intake can be dangerous. I usually recommend that the patient wait at least 1 year before drinking any alcohol. Also alcohol has a lot of empty calories. ...Read more
Since alcohol is a depressent and can cause coma, can it be used to put someone out for surgery? Or is it not strong enough?
No added risk: As long as it was in moderation and you do not abuse alcohol regularly you are fine. However if you routinely use a lot of alcohol please tell your surgeon and anesthesiologist so that they can watch for and treat early any signs of withdrawal which can be very dangerous. ...Read more
What will happen if you drink alcohol after gallbladder surgery? I have a party coming up and after reading from others I am really scared what happen
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