Post Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal hernia surgery is a hernia repairing surgery. It is carried out either via open surgery or laparoscopy. Although recovery time can vary in patients, the most significant part of recovery is to follow a specific post inguinal surgery care plan. Doing that will not only help ensure a smooth and swift recovery but will also help you prevent any future complications once you have healed completely.
It is crucial to stay active after inguinal hernia surgery. Try to move more as it can help you recover quickly. Start with short walks, even if you’re staying indoors, try not to depend on others for daily tasks, and move as much as possible.
It is, however, important to keep in mind that after your hernia surgery, you must not do any strenuous activities such as lifting weights or doing intense cardio. Slow, light, and steady is the way to go.
Listen To Your Doctor
Do as your doctor says. Your doctor’s instructions are meant to speed up your recovery process. Moreover, if you are advised to stay away from a certain food or an activity, you should follow the advice.
After surgery, your body needs nourishment and hydration. This is why eating a healthy and well-balanced diet will aid in a quick recovery and healing.
No Smoking Or Drinking Alcohol
Cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption can be detrimental to your recovery. They also elevate the risk of developing an infection.
Avoid Lifting Weights
Lifting heavy weights can put pressure on your incision leading to a potential wound injury or hernia recurrence. It is, therefore, advised to patients to not lift any heavy objects after 6 to 8 weeks of surgery.
The same goes for other forms of exercises such as HIIT, Cardio, or Strenght training. Since during exercise, your body undergoes a lot of push and pull, stretching can damage your incision. It’s best not to do any exercise until 6 to 8 weeks post-surgery.
Refrain From Sexual Activities
Having sex too soon after the surgery might cause internal or external bleeding, abdominal pressure, and even infection. The best time to start having intercourse again is after 4 to 8 weeks post-surgery. As a general rule, you must be sure that there’s no pain and that your wound is completely healed before you engage in any sort of intimacy/sexual activity.
If you have a hernia that needs to be looked at by a surgeon, you can contact us at any time. We have helped patients with hernia repair and weight-loss surgeries and they are living their best life. To discuss more, book your consultation via phone or email.