When you’re recovering from your
vasectomy reversal, in addition to following your surgeon’s instructions, it is important
to make smart food decisions that support your recovery. As with any surgery,
it is important to give your body the nutrients it needs to heal so you
can get back on your feet faster. Keep these guidelines in mind for your
Choose High-Fiber Foods
After surgery, constipation is a frequent problem, thanks to the pain medication
you’re likely to be taking. In addition to drinking plenty of water,
eat foods with a high fiber content to reduce the risk of constipation.
Whole grain breads and cereals, vegetables, and fruits are all good choices
that will help you get the right amount of fiber during your recovery.
Reducing your intake of foods that increase the risk of constipation,
like dairy products and processed foods, can also help.
Pick Lean Proteins
Protein is an important part of recovering from surgery, since it is a
building block for tissue repair. Lean protein sources will give you the
nutrients you need without the saturated fats that can contribute to constipation.
Chicken, fish, turkey and pork are all good choices. If you don’t
eat meat, nuts, tofu, and beans will give you the nutrients you need.
If your appetite is weak after surgery, consider adding protein powder
to smoothies, which may be more appealing than a large meal.
Fill Up on Whole Grains
Whole grains contain nutrients that will give you energy during your surgery
recovery, as well as fiber that will reduce constipation. Pick whole grain
bread, wheat pasta, and brown rice instead of the white, processed varieties
of these foods as you recuperate from your vasectomy reversal.
Dr. Green and his team at the Center for Vasectomy Reversal in Sarasota
are available to answer all of your questions about preparing for your
surgery and recovering from your
vasectomy reversal procedure. Schedule a consultation today by calling (941) 894-6428.