To recoup after a surgery, the body needs time for the damaged tissues to return to normalcy. The amount of time taken for recovery depends on the age and pre-existing medical conditions and the type of surgery undergone. However, the speed at which one recovers has a lot to do with one or more of the following factors, recommend experts.
Positive Attitude: In addition to regular painkillers, medications, nutritional care and post-operative home care, developing a positive frame of mind, is very important for a fast recovery. It provides inner strength, and when the mind says all is well body will naturally follow its course soon.
Physical Therapy: According to Dr. D H Dastoor, a former Physiotherapy Professor, Physiotherapy helps in gaining strength, particularly in certain types of therapies such as a neurosurgery, orthopaedics and reconstructive plastic surgery. After the healing of the wound, one can get back to normal exercises. However, until then, it is important not to exert much.
Nutritional Care: This forms the basic recovery routine. Vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin C, all help in quicker recovery. Also certain herbs such as Aloe Vera, Marigold and turmeric provide quick relief. Herbs are available in the form of tinctures, teas or extracts. This could be used along with regular medications for faster recovery, on consultation with the doctor.
Yoga and Meditation: Yoga involves specific breathing exercises that are tailored for post surgical recovery, which helps in speeding up the recovery process after a surgery. Also setting aside few minutes for meditation, provides immense benefits, as it has numerous restorative powers, helps in re-focusing and provides peace of mind, which is really essential post-surgery.
All this, coupled with a well-balanced diet and adequate rest, will surely help for a speedy recovery.