Clinical Focus: Supplements for Surgery, Part 1


How I almost became a surgeon! What supplements should be avoided before surgery? Why Surgical Departments’ “hit lists” of supplements to stop may be overly-cautious and reflect inherent bias against natural products; Should you avoid fish oil, vitamin E and multivitamins completely? What herbs can interfere with drugs given during surgery? What supplements should be taken to boost immunity, protect the heart and brain, and facilitate wound-healing? What is a “pre-op IV”? You’ve heard of surgical rehab—why not do “pre-hab” i.e. build yourself up prior to surgery? Click HERE for part 2. Click HERE for a related article, "Supplements and Surgery, What You Need to Know."

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