Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation

Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation

Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation

As is often the case for an operation, the lipedem operation is likely to cause anemia in patients.

These anemia are detected very quickly and blood transfusions are sometimes put in place in postoperative context by clinic anesthesia services.

A blood too “fluid” is not good for surgery: it does not coagulate quickly and this can cause bleeding.

It is crucial for the patient to take any medicine containing aspirin or anticoagulants within 10 days preceding the intervention. Discuss with the medical team on your possible (current and past) treatments and your medical history. It is crucial for the patient to follow the instructions of the doctor and interrupt any treatment not approved by the surgeon before the operation.

Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation
Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation: Foods rich in iron and vitamin K are to be promoted.

Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation : Some tips for “thickening” your blood before an operation

If you have anemia trends opt for a diet change 1 or 2 weeks before the operation. The blood takes some time to “force” and you have to change your diet and habits as soon as possible to have good results.

In the first place: Talk to with your doctor, surgeon, pharmacist or a nutrition specialist. Always ask for one or more professionals before any decision-making. They will provide you with specific instructions and you will guide in your food choices and food supplements.

Consume foods rich in vitamin K.

Limiting the risks of haemorrhage, vitamin of coagulation par excellence, vitamin K will help the synthesis of proteins responsible for activating multiple coagulation factors. Vitamin K exists in two forms naturally: K1 and K2. Vitamin K1 (also known as phylloquinone or phytomenadione) is generally present in foods of plant origin (green leaves, especially with dark green leaves) and vitamin K2 (so called Menaquinone), when to She, finds himself more in foods of animal origin. There is also a synthetic form of vitamin: K3 (also named Ménadione).

List of foods rich in vitamin K

  • All types of cabbages (Crus, cooked), spinach, navet leaves, dandelions, beets, all types of lettuce, beans, asparagus, scarole, parsley, broccoli, okras, okras, beettes, fennels, blueberries, edamame, kiwis , rapeseed oil, carrots, grenades, soybean oil …
  • Livers of animals, offal, unauthorized cheeses, butter and creams.

Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation – foods to avoid

Avoid some foods and products rich in salicyates (colorful crystalline naturally present in some plants that were used, among others, as a precursors of aspirin to fight against fever).

Examples of products, medicines and foods rich in Salicyates to avoid

  • Menthe et aliments mentholés (chewing-gum à la menthe, glace à la menthe, bonbons mentholés etc)
  • Alka Seltzer, Aspirines, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, eucalyptus oil
  • Most spices and herbs aromatic (curry, anise, dill, cayenne pepper, thyme, licorice etc)
  • Nuts in general (almonds, pine nuts, peanuts, pistachios etc.)

Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation : Drink lots of water !

Hydrate yourself! Good blood circulation, a healthy body, it’s above all a good hydration! Adopt the reflex of drinking 8 large glasses of water per day (about 1.5 liter).

Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation : Reduce your alcohol consumption

Decrease your alcohol consumption strongly because it tends to fluidify the blood. If possible even opt for total abstinence in terms of alcohol consumption the last days before the operation. Of course, small amounts of alcohol are not going to result in a great fluidity of blood but if you naturally have a little thick blood it is better to take the maximum precautions.

Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation : Avoid omega 3

Avoid certain foods with too many fatty acids omega 3. These essential fatty acids are excellent nutrients for health and recommended in normal times, but they fluidize blood and are anti-coagulants. So you have to avoid eating a lot before the operation. On the other hand these foods will be very useful after your operation to set up a healthy diet.

List of foods with a lot of omega 3

  • Fish, especially fish not from farms and from natural places (salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovy, sardine, cod, …). Stop your fish oil cures before the operation because the capsules and bulbs of this type contain a huge rate of omega 3.
  • Linen oils, rapeseed oil, mayonnaise, chia seeds, linen seeds …

Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation : Consume iron-rich foods

Iron is an essential trace element in the creation by the body of hemoglobin and myoglobin.

In your diet you will find two sources of iron:

  • The iron “hemine” which represents 70% of the iron present in our body. A poultry consumption, meat, offal and fish will increase your heminic iron rate.
  • The “non-hemine” iron that we will find in plants (lentils, dry beans, tofu, oat flakes, figs dried, etc.) and eggs. This type of iron is less well absorbed by the body. Its absorption will depend on the other foods of the meal: the foods rich in vitamin C will greatly help to fix this iron while a significant tea consumption will curb iron fixation and even risks to drop the iron rate in the organization.

Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation : Seek advice from specialists

For further information Ask Tips for one or more professionals: Share your diets, dosages of your medications if you follow treatments.

Anemia -Tips for preparing before an operation
Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation : Before, during the operation and after: your iron rate will always be controlled.

Anemia-Tips for preparing before an operation : the operation of the lipoedema

Before the intervention If you see a anemia at home (pallor, fatigue, iron level too low ..) An iron prescription will be made in the form of tablets to be taken (a systematic treatment for one month).

Iron infusions added from E.P.O. (EPO, also known as Erethropoietin, a hormone that increases the level of red blood cells naturally produced by our kidneys, liver, brain and uterus) may also be administered by the anesthetist if necessary.

Just after the intervention a “haemocue” test (also called “hemoq”) is made to check your hemoglobin level: a drop of your blood is analyzed in seconds by a small doctor machine. If it is too low an infusion can be considered.

In case of too important anemia an intervention is likely to be postponed.

A blood test is made a week after the intervention: if the iron rate is too low an iron prescription will be made.

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