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Tips to Get Ready for Surgery

Posted: 03.9.2015

Research suggests that actively preparing for upcoming surgery may help speed recovery and reduce complications.  Build strength; increasing your fitness may help reduce hospital stays.  Stop smoking; it's a risk factor for post-surgical complications, including pneumonia, infections and cardiovascular problems.  If you have diabetes, getting your blood sugar under control can also help minimize complications.  Manage sleep apnea; if you use a CPAP machine, take it with you to the hospital.  Eat a healthy diet and try to reduce stress with deep-breathing exercises or meditation.

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