Recovery After A Hysterectomy
By Olinda Rola
Hysterectomy recovery after a
hysterectomy is a crucial time in a woman's life. Recovery after
a hysterectomy means a woman needs some time to adjust, to heal
and to complete her hysterectomy recovery process. Here are some
tips for speeding up the recovery time:
1. Your first two weeks at home will likely be the
most difficult, depending on what type of hysterectomy procedure
you have had. Use this time to sleep, relax, read, and listen
to your favorite music until your post hysterectomy is over.
At the end of two weeks, you should be more able to begin moving
around and slowly getting back to your normal activities.
2. Do not climb stairs or drive a car during this
hysterectomy recovery period. This is the time to let family
and friends help you.
3. Do not prepare your own meals for the first couple
of weeks after a hysterectomy. Ask a friend or family member
to do it for you or order your meals from sources that can deliver
4. Have a thermometer at home to monitor your temperature.
Call your doctor for advice if your temperature goes up.
5. Laugh as much as you can. Watch funny TV programs,
rent some of your favorite funny movies or share fun stories
with family and friends. Laughter provides a wonderful boost
to the immune system during the hysterectomy recovery healing
6. Drink 8 glasses of filtered water each day to
flush your system of toxins after a hysterectomy. Drinking pure
clear water daily is a healthy habit to continue even once you
are fully recovered.
7. Eat as healthy as you can during hysterectomy
recovery since your body will need and use nutrients to help
with healing. Include cold-water fish, turkey, chicken, organic
bread, soups, salads, fruits and broths. If possible, make fresh
vegetable juices daily which will provide nutrients that improve
health and speed healing.
8. Take the best vitamin/mineral/nutritional supplement
you can find. A really good daily supplement contains much more
than just vitamins and minerals. Providing your body with important
nutritional supplements is a good idea before and after a hysterectomy
to help fill in the dietary gaps that everyone will have.
9. Begin to exercise as soon as your doctor authorizes
it. Exercise will definitely speed up your post hysterectomy
recovery. Take it easy but begin moving. Take walks or use your
treadmill when you are home.
10. Begin to learn about your hormones, hysterectomy
recovery and hormone imbalance. Having a hysterectomy will interrupt
your normal production of progesterone, estrogen and testosterone
which can result in symptoms associated with hormone imbalance.
Women considering hysterectomy
or having had the procedure should seek the help of physicians
trained in the use of natural bio-identical hormones. Bio-identical
hormones are hormones that are identical to what the body makes
and what normally would exist in the body. Synthetic drugs such
as Premarin, Provera and Prempro are not natural nor the same
as the body makes, and these kinds of synthetic drugs have numerous
There is a hormone health test
provided by a leading women's health clinic that you can take
online. The test takes just a few minutes and is free. The women's
clinic has helped tens of thousands of women safely deal with
hormone imbalance and related health issues. Learn as much as
you can about hormone imbalance, hysterectomy recovery and physician-recommended
natural alternatives for hormone replacement therapy.
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