Post Op Hydration Sacramento
Surgery is often a very intense experience for the body. No matter what kind of procedure you’ve had, it’s common to need some time to fully heal and return to normal.
But just because that recovery period is common doesn’t mean it’s a walk in the park. Post-surgical recovery can often be painful, with stiffness, bruising, and a host of other problems keeping you from feeling your best. This recovery period can also interfere with your ability to do regular tasks, which can be frustrating.
Luckily, there is something you can do to help your body heal quickly and more comfortably. At Mobile IV Nurses, we offer some of the best supplements for healing after surgery in our IV vitamin infusions. We can even bring our IVs to your home, so you can give your recovery a boost while resting up in the comfort of your living room.
If you incorporate our IV treatments into your recovery plan, you’ll be feeling good as new (or even better) in no time.
How IV Therapy Can Help Heal Patients After Surgery
Surgery puts your body through significant trauma. During recovery, your body works overtime to repair tissue and restore your health — but all that work takes a lot of energy. Therefore, it is no surprise that your body needs plenty of extra nutrients to fuel it and aid the recovery process.
Mobile IV Nurses’ IV therapy gives your body all the necessary supplements for healing after surgery. Our IVs send essential vitamins and minerals into your bloodstream, so your body can absorb them and put them to use right away.
With IV therapy, nutrients bypass the digestive system and go directly into your bloodstream. This allows them to reach the body in much higher quantities and faster than oral supplements, giving your body the stuff it needs to heal properly.
A faster, more efficient recovery is definitely a perk of IV therapy — but that’s not all. IV therapy also promotes overall health and wellness, so you can feel your best even when you’re stuck on bed rest.
Symptoms After Surgery
Post-operative symptoms vary depending on the type of procedure you receive. Some of the most common symptoms include:
Nausea and vomiting (from general anesthesia)
Sore throat (if your surgeon placed a tube in your windpipe for breathing during surgery)
Soreness or swelling around the incision site
Constipation and gas
Dehydration is another common side effect people experience after surgery. This can be caused by vomiting or simply because it is too painful to get up and get a glass of water. Dehydration can make recovery more difficult, as water is essential for many bodily processes.
IV therapy can play a huge role in easing all your post-operative symptoms. All our IVs give your body 1000 ccs of fluids, which can help you address dehydration in just 30-45 minutes.
Additionally, many of the vitamins, minerals, supplements, and medications in our IV treatments can help you manage your other symptoms. If you’re nauseated, we can add Zofran to your IV. And if you need help with pain management, we can give you supplements that help reduce your discomfort. With IV therapy, your recovery can be a much more pleasant experience.
Best Supplement for Healing After Surgery
Our IV packages (like the Myers’ Cocktail) flood your cells with a large variety of vitamins and minerals. These can promote general wellness and help you feel better, but when you’re recovering from surgery, you may want extra doses of specific nutrients.
Some of the best supplements to promote healing after surgery include:
Vitamin C: This vitamin has antioxidant properties, helping to reduce swelling after surgery. Vitamin C is also critical for collagen production, which can help repair tissue and skin cells.
Vitamin B12: This vitamin is essential for red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function, and the production of DNA. After surgery, extra vitamin B12 in your system can help your body produce more red blood cells and speed up the healing process.
Glutamine: Like vitamin C, glutamine promotes collagen production and a healthy immune system. This helps rebuild tissue around your incision site and boosts your immunity to keep you healthy as you recover.
Zinc: This mineral plays a key role in DNA and protein synthesis, which makes it essential as you rebuild tissue and other cells after surgery.
Tips to a Faster Recovery After Surgery
With the right supplements to promote healing after surgery, you can be back on your feet in no time. However, supplements are only part of the equation. Here are some other things you can do to speed up your recovery time:
Listen to your doctor’s advice. Recovery looks different for every procedure and every patient, so listen to what your doctor has to say about your specific case and heed their directions.
Pre/Post Surgery Recovery: Having IV Vitamin C Before Surgery Can Help You Recover More Quickly
Vitamin C is essential to collagen synthesis, immune function, and wound healing, so patients should receive a high dose of Vitamin C both before and after surgery to make sure that they are recovering optimally.
Patients who undergo major surgery are usually discharged from the hospital after a short time. At AZ IV Medics, our Myers’ Cocktail IVs can be infused with vitamin C to speed up healing. Our professional staff will administer your IV in the comfort of your home.
Patients and surgeons alike have expressed their satisfaction with the results of pre-and post-operative Vitamin C intravenous therapy. Vitamin C intravenous treatment has been shown to reduce bruising and swelling after cosmetic surgery.
If You Are Having Surgery, Why Should You Receive IV Nutritional Therapy?
When a patient has nutritional deficiencies before undergoing surgery, they are at a higher risk of postoperative complications.
Our team can positively impact your surgical outcome by providing optimal IV nutritional supplements both before and after surgery. Furthermore, due to the increased risk of complications arising from medical conditions other than surgery, optimal perioperative nutrition is essential as well.
A person who is undernourished, overweight, diabetic, or has other health problems is at an increased risk of surgical complications; they are particularly prone to wound infections and poor healing after surgery.
We are malnourished and overfed as a nation due to our excessive consumption of calories and a lack of essential nutrients. Two-thirds of American adults are not even getting the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for a particular nutrient, and the RDA is not sufficient to protect against deficiency diseases (such as Rickets, Beriberi, Scurvy), nor does it provide optimal nutrition.
Despite their high micronutrient content, fruits and vegetables are notably underutilized in the Standard American Diet (SAD). Because American meals are heavily loaded with packaged, processed, nutrient-poor foods, nutrient deficiencies can occur, resulting in micronutrient and antioxidant deficiencies, which are especially important for surgical patients undergoing anesthesia, trauma, and wound healing.
A lack of zinc, selenium, vitamin B6, or vitamin D (to name a few) negatively impacts the immune system. During surgery, IV supplementation can improve your surgical outcome significantly and be measurable by favorably affecting four primary mechanisms. These include reducing oxidative stress caused by surgery and anesthetics, enhancing immunity, and reducing swelling, inflammation, and bruising.
Antioxidants help prevent further damage after trauma or surgery by deactivating unstable free radicals. They include vitamins, minerals, and nutrients such as carotenoids, vitamin A, vitamin C, selenium, bioflavonoids, and glutathione. Some nutrients promote anabolic hormone production, while others reduce catabolic hormone production. A variety of amino acids promote healing, while others build tissues. Other nutrients such as zinc, selenium, and vitamins B6 & D are also known for their ability to enhance immunity and reduce inflammation.
The body requires more nutrients during surgery because the amount of nutrients in the blood and tissues decreases. If you fast on the day of surgery (e.g. do not eat anything for an hour before surgery), your body and brain will become depleted of nutrients.
The effort to prevent bleeding also results in even greater nutritional deficits 2 weeks before surgery to prevent bleeding. Certain nutrients should indeed be avoided before surgery, as they can increase your bleeding risks, but others are essential to your healing process as well.
Before and after surgery, IV nutritional supplements are given to reduce bruising, swelling, inflammation, pain, scarring, and infection as a proven method of optimizing perioperative nutrition. Furthermore, IV nutritional supplements improve wound healing and recovery time. If you have or plan to have any of the following conditions, you should visit us for IV nutritional supplements:
Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric Surgery: For you, this is especially important since your diet probably consists of high macronutrients but low micronutrients – i.e. foods that do not promote healing
Cosmetic Procedure: You want the least scarring and best healing possible for cosmetic purposes
Cosmetic PRP (Vampire Lift)
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Spider Vein Treatment
Gastrointestinal Surgery: The gastrointestinal tract might not function properly before and after surgery, which can lead to poor digestion and absorption
Major Surgery: With a long recovery time, it is less likely you will eat as well due to pain, decreased appetite, limited mobility (to ensure adequate nutrition), institutional food, etc.
Other Surgery and Procedures
Cancer Surgery: A high-level nutrition program is one of the primary treatments for cancer. Fighting cancer requires a high-level immune system support program. Even though your immune system is already working hard against your cancer, surgery stresses it nutritionally even more.
Surgery: For faster healing time so you can return to your life sooner and fewer complications that could be costly or life-threatening.
Tattoos: Your tattoo will heal more quickly with far less pain and fewer chances of scarring, keloid formation, or infection due to the needle puncturing the dermis in the skin while impregnating it with ink.
When you suffer a bodily injury, trauma, or burn, IV nutritional supplementation is extremely important since inflammation, oxidative stress, and physical/emotional/mental stress all increase.
Every biochemical reaction requires a different nutrient, so the number of nutrients you need increases dramatically. About 70% of Americans do not meet their recommended daily allowances for one or more nutrients. However, these RDAs are only adequate to prevent deficiency diseases, not to heal your body optimally. This refers to your state before an injury, trauma, or burn occurs.
What Is IV Therapy For A Post-Surgery Boost?
A course of IV therapy may be able to give you the boost you need to get through a surgical procedure or if you are about to undergo one.
What Are The Benefits Of A Post-Surgery Boost?
IV treatments provide the following benefits:
Increasing blood flow through hydration speeds up healing
Zinc and vitamin C are recommended for wound healing
What Is Involved In The Wound Healing Process?
A crucial component of collagen biosynthesis is vitamin C, which is also dependent on the mineral zinc. Vitamin C plays a vital role in collagen biosynthesis. Vitamin C and zinc are important nutrients for your body, but they do not usually provide sufficient amounts. After surgery, your body needs 100 times as much vitamin C as it normally does. Injecting IV vitamins directly into your bloodstream also speeds up your healing.
What Other Vitamins Are Used?
Vitamin C is not the only vitamin used in this boost; other vitamins we include are:
B-complex vitamins (B6 and B12, for example) are all synergistic together, and they are beneficial to the skin.
When Should I Schedule My Iv Therapy?
We recommend the following for optimal results:
Treatments before and after your surgery will give your body more tools for repairing your connective tissues.
One or two treatments may be required before your surgery and one or two sessions following it.
Our goal is to help you in every way possible for your upcoming procedure. We will select the nutrients that you need for your treatment during the consultation.
Why do people need Pre + Post Op IV hydration?
Nutrient deficiencies delay surgical wound healing, alter immune response, and lengthen the recovery process. The good news is that this can all be avoided with proper vitamin supplementation before and after surgery with Pre/Post-Operative IV Hydration Treatments from Rejuvenate U Wellness Clinic.
Oral medications and vitamins must pass through the digestive system before they reach the blood-stream and begin affecting the body. IV treatments, however, deliver nutrients right where they can do the most good in the least amount of time.
Benefits of Pre and Post Operative IV Nutrient Therapy
Activate and support a robust immune response.
Optimize surgical results faster
Reduce swelling and bruising after surgery.
Increase collagen production to enhance healing and tissue repair.
Decrease inflammation, pain and risk of infection.
Support the liver to detox anesthesia out of your system faster.
Optimize nutritional status.
Pre/Post-Operative IV Nutrient Therapy Treatments can help to bring your body to peak performance both before and after your surgery. We can come to your home or surgical recovery site to administer your IV.