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Hysterectomy-Related Problems


About
Surgical removal of the uterus.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Hysterectomies performed on women over 40 also have their ovaries removed. This is done to keep from ovarian cancer.
  • Recovery from surgery is usually a 4-5 days in the hospital and 6 weeks at home.
  • Women after having a hysterectomy usually take Estrogen replacements.


Advice
  • Before having a hysterectomy, it is wise to weigh all your options and get more than one opinion. Alternative treatments may be available. Sometimes a hysterectomy can cause other complications that you should be aware of before choosing this surgery.
  • Stay away from dairy products other than low-fat soured products. Do not consume colas, alcohol, caffeine, red meat, or sugar.
  • Vitamin E oil can help promote healing and ease discomfort and itching near the incision. Be careful to apply the oil only to the area surrounding the incision, avoiding the stitches.
  • Your diet should include a lot of fiber and raw vegetables, high-fiber fruits, soy foods, whole grains, raw nuts, seeds, fish, and white turkey or chicken breast. Good sources of protein are kefir, low-fat yogurt, and cottage cheese. Starches should be consumed sparingly. Stay away from white flour, alcohol, refined sugar, processed foods, saturated fats, and foods that have artificial colors, preservatives, or other additives. Six to eight smaller meals eaten more frequently during the day are better than three large meals.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Boron
Importance: High
Comments: Boosts calcium absorption. Protects against bone loss.


Calcium
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances central nervous system. Needed for deficiencies in calcium due to low levels of estrogen.


Magnesium
Importance: High
Comments: Boosts calcium uptake.


Essential fatty acids (primrose oil)
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with estrogen production.


Potassium
Importance: High
Comments: Replenishes electrolytes lost during perspiration from hot flashes.


Raw thymus glandular
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances immune system.


Vitamin B complex
Importance: High
Comments: Helps nervous system. Alleviates stress. High-stress formula is recommended. Consider injections under a physician's care.


Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Alleviates stress. Helps rebuild tissue.


Vitamin E
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances production of estrogen. Caution: Refrain from using this product 2 weeks before surgery.


Vitamin A
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances immune system. Helps rebuild tissue. When using in high doses, emulsion form is recommended.


Zinc
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances immune system. Zinc gluconate lozenges or zinc methionate (OptiZinc) are recommended.


L-Arginine and L-lysine
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Promotes healing after surgery. Keeps amino acids balanced.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Anise, Dong Quai, Fennel, Fenugreek, Ginseng, Licorice, Red Clover, Sage, Suma, and Wild Yam
Type: Internal
Purposes: This wide gathering of herbs may replenish natural estrogen levels.
Cautions: If you have seizure disorders, avoid sage.

Menocum
Type: Internal
Purposes: A combination of beneficial herbs, vitamins, and minerals can be found in Menocum which is an herbal menopause product.

Black Cohosh, Black Haw, Blue Cohosh, Dandelion Root, Lady's mantle (yarrow), Milk Thistle, & Pau D'arco.
Type: Internal
Purposes: These herbs may ease indications of ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids.

St. John's Wort
Type: Internal
Purposes: There have been many articles written on the benefits of using St. John's wort to treat depression.