What to know about Hysterectomy
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What Is A Hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus (womb), which is carried out in different ways based on the diagnosis and current health conditions of the female patient. While hysterectomy is generally required for women over 50 years of age, over the years, an increasing number of women in their childbearing years have required the treatment.
Nearly 30,000 women in Australia undergo hysterectomy every year. Women are attached to their reproductive organs, and the removal can have emotional and psychological impacts other than the physical impacts. Hence, it is advisable to be mentally prepared for the procedure and to be aware of the practices that can lead to a stress free hysterectomy recovery.
Helpful Hysterectomy Tips
After the procedure, it is recommended that you follow preventative and care measures to ensure that the hysterectomy recovery is smooth and quick. Given the busy lifestyle of today, many women who undergo the procedure can’t avoid doing anything for up to six weeks. However, in some cases, you may not have an option based on the type of procedure. Hence, ask your doctor when you can resume your day-to-day activities without putting strain on the abdomen.
Many medical studies have pointed out the benefits of compression bands following abdominal surgical procedures like hysterectomy. Compression bands can help in hysterectomy recovery by reducing the pain, protecting the incision, and increasing mobility, all of which lead to quicker and more effective recovery. For these reasons, doctors and other health care professionals recommend Abdomend as a leading compression band for hysterectomy recovery.
Hysterectomy Recovery Tips
- Always keep your recovery kit with you at all times, and take it with you to the hospital.
- Don’t lift any heavy objects as it may lead to tear in the incision, which puts you at risk of hernia. Always start with light objects and use your lower body and back in the activity.
- Wear a compression band and walk at a medium pace. It improves circulation, protects your abdomen, and gives ample support to your back to walk with comfort.
- Always keep your incision(s) clean and dry. Ask your doctor when you can shower and for how long you should keep the incision(s) dry. Carefully follow the post surgery checklist.
- Let your doctor know immediately if you experience sharp pain, swelling, see signs of infection in and around the incision.
- Inactivity may cause constipation. Drink lots of water and ask your doctor to prescribe you a stool softener.
- Avoid sexual activity for six to eight weeks following surgery. Depending on your surgery, you may have to wait longer so it’s best to ask your doctor.
- Massage can help in reducing the adhesion and scars when the incision heals. Always use a skin massage brush (hyperlink) to prevent swelling, scarring, and inwards hair growth.
- Loose clothing will keep you comfortable and will also help in identifying signs and/or symptoms of infection. If you experience any redness, swelling, or infection around the incision(s) then report to your doctor immediately.
One great advantage that we have today is that Medical studies have shown using a compression band provides a non-invasive intervention for enhancing patient’s recovery. Belly Bands soft, comfortable support can help you heal with less pain and discomfort and gain a quicker recovery.
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* As a general rule you should consult your doctor before wearing any compression garment. Belly Bands products and information provide are to be used in conjunction with Doctors Care and does not substitute for Medical
If you have any questions, fever or signs of infection please contact your doctor before wearing a compression band.