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5 Ways To Speed Up Recovery After A Hysterectomy

October 17, 2016

Fortunately, with the advances in medical technologies and healthcare, hysterectomies have become less invasive and safer. The incision size has been reduced dramatically and recovery can now be much faster. Still the procedure can take certain toll on your body; therefore, you need the practicalhysterectomy recovery tips to get back in your routine life.

1 - Get Moving

As soon as you get the green light from your doctor, get up and start walking around. Regardless of the type of hysterectomy you’ve had, and even if you need assistance, go ahead and walk. This will help eliminate any chances of developing clogs in your legs, also called DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis). You will also feel better about the recovery when you try and walk around yourself.

 

2 - Wait For the Go-Ahead to Work Out

Depending on the type of hysterectomy you had, your doctor will tell you the specific physical activities you can take part in and when it’s the right time to jump back to your fitness routine. The first week after the surgery may be painful as your muscles will still be sore, however, you can start light movements in the second week.

3 - Don’t Lift Heavy Weights

Lifting heavy objects during recovery can put extra pressure on abdominal muscles and also put you at a risk of getting a hernia. Avoid lifting anything that weighs more than your baby for at least a month after the hysterectomy. You should even avoid driving a car as the quick reflexes needed might put strain on the incisions.

4 - Look After Your Incision

Be sure to follow the hysterectomy recovery guidelines your doctor gives you. He will probably tell you to keep the incision clean and dry at all times. You might also be required to clean the incision with soap and water, check for infections, redness and swelling. Also remember to wear loose fitting clothes that wouldn’t damage the incision.

5 - Wait To Resume Sexual Activities

Depending on the type of hysterectomy you had, your doctor might advise you to wait before you proceed with any sexual activities. You might also be told to avoid using tampons and use sanitary pads instead for bleeding, which is normal during hysterectomy recovery. Monthly checkups to the doctor will let you know when you can have intercourse.

Although activities after a few days of surgery are good, but you should always listen to your body to tell you how much you may move. With thesehysterectomy recovery tips, you will feel better each day. You can browse around our collectionhere, for more products to help alleviate post-pregnancy hassles. Feel free toget in touch with us at Belly Bands if you need more information about any products.


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