Pre-Surgery Tips to Aid in Recovery

Surgery is an intentional but controlled trauma or injury inflicted on the body to correct certain disease states.  As with any injury, surgery puts an extra stress on your bodily functions and increases the body’s need for energy and nutrients.  Your body therefore needs to have extra supply of carbohydrate fuel to support bodily functions during surgery.

The stronger you get your body before going to surgery, the more likely you are to recover smoothly and faster from surgery.

To improve your chances of smoother and faster recovery, doctors recommend you do the following before going to surgery:

  • Get your body in shape- exercise regularly or be as active as you can
  • Get your weight down if you are overweight
  • Quit smoking
  • Get good sleep
  • Eat right

It is also equally important that you keep your body well hydrated and adequately supplied with extra fuel (carbohydrate) to burn during surgery.  Doctors therefore recommend drinking measured amounts of clear carbohydrate-rich liquids up to 2 hours before surgery.

Surgery is an intentional but controlled trauma or injury inflicted on the body to correct certain disease states.  As with any injury, surgery puts an extra stress on your bodily functions and increases the body’s need for energy and nutrients.  Your body therefore needs to have extra supply of carbohydrate fuel to support bodily functions during surgery.

The stronger you get your body before going to surgery, the more likely you are to recover smoothly and faster from surgery.

To improve your chances of smoother and faster recovery, doctors recommend you do the following before going to surgery:

  • Get your body in shape- exercise regularly or be as active as you can
  • Get your weight down if you are overweight
  • Quit smoking
  • Get good sleep
  • Eat right

It is also equally important that you keep your body well hydrated and adequately supplied with extra fuel (carbohydrate) to burn during surgery.  Doctors therefore recommend drinking measured amounts of clear carbohydrate-rich liquids up to 2 hours before surgery.

Drinking clear carbohydrate-rich fluids like Fortiva® Pre-Surgery before surgery:

  • Keeps your veins full, making it easier to insert a drip line before surgery
  • Reduces anxiety and improves comfort before surgery
  • Reduces hunger sensation and headaches before surgery
  • Reduces the risk of dangerous blood pressure drops during anesthesia
  • Reduces the amount of intravenous fluid you will need during surgery

Fortiva® Pre-Surgery is specially formulated to meet the American Society of Anesthesiologists and European Society of Anesthesiologists guidelines for pre-operative clear carbohydrate-rich drinks.