CD after Surgery

Discussion in 'Cambridge Weight Plan' started by PrincessBex, 20 September 2006 Social URL.

  1. PrincessBex

    PrincessBex Regular Member

    I had a boob job two weeks ago, and am itching to get back onto CD.

    I know we'r told you cant until 3 months after an op, but does anyone know why? Because if I was on it, at least id be getting all my nutrients, which in not at the moment.

    What would happen if I went back on it anyway?

    Any answers greatly appreciated!

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  3. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Don't diet anymore!

    When healing you need a different mix of proteins and vitamins etc to heal than a normal person who hasn't had an operation / injury. Therefore the Cambridge SS is not suitable as it is designed for people not healing.

  4. PrincessBex

    PrincessBex Regular Member

    Thanks Mike.

    I guess ill just have to try and watch what I eat then go back on it after xmas
  5. Snail

    Snail Full Member

    Bex. posted on your other thread aswell, found this in the British Journal of Nursing in an article titled "The importance of patients' nutritional status in wound healing"

    Good nutritional status Is essential for wound healing to take place. Ignoring nutritional status may compromise the patient's ability to heal and subsequently prolong the stages of wound healing. Glucose provides the body with its power source for wound healing and this gives energy for angiogenesis and the deposition of new tissue. Therefore, it is vital that the body receives adequate amounts of glucose to provide additional energy for wound healing. Fatty acids are essential for cell structure and have an important role In the inflammatory process. Wound healing is dependent on good nutrition and the presence of suitable polyunsaturated fatty acids In the diet. Protein deficiency has been demonstrated to contribute to poor healing rates with reduced collagen formation and wound dehiscence. High exudate loss can result In a deficit of as much as 100g of protein In one day. This subsequently needs to be replaced with a high protein diet. Vitamins are also important in wound healing. Vitamin C deficiency contributes to fragile granulation tissue. There Is a correlation between low serum albumin and body mass index (BMI) and the development of pressure ulcers. Also, low serum albumin and high Waterlow score have a positive association. The body automatically renews tissue while we are asleep but this does not mean that protein synthesis does not take place during our wakeful hours. Holistic assessment of nutrition and early detection of malnutrition are essential to promote effective wound healing.
  6. PrincessBex

    PrincessBex Regular Member

    Thanks snail.

    Replied on my other thread as well.

    Think I better try and eat a bit healthier, help my body out a bit!
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