A good diet and gentle exercise before and after surgery will boost your chances of a smooth post-operation recovery. Mr Lawrence also strongly recommends, whenever possible, low-impact exercise such as cycling, swimming,  X-trainer, rowing or walking.

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Vitamin C rich diet is essential for the healing of tissues after surgery.

Food rich in Vitamin C:

  • Fresh fruit

  • Vegetables

  • Orange juice

  • Apple juice

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Plenty of outdoors exercise before surgery is highly recommended as it promotes the natural production of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is pivotal for strong healthy bones but it also plays a crucial role in stimulating the immune system. It also reduces the risks of infection following the operation.

Food rich in Vitamin D:​

  • Cod liver oil

  • Oily fish, such as mackerel.​​

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A diet high in protein is also recommended to help rebuild the body after surgery. If you are overweight it is highly advisable to cut back on fats and carbohydrates, but not at the expense of essential proteins and vitamins. A healthy balanced diet is critical under any circumstance.