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18 Apr 2006

Shoulder operation preparation
I am going for a second operation on my shoulder to fix the rotator cuff and to remove acromoin and clavicle pieces. What would be the best suplement or vitamin to take before and after this operation. I was very ill after my first surgery.
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sports injuries

01 Jan 0001



Hi Annie
they say that going under an anaesthetic is like running a marathon, in terms of physical stress. I went under for an op and my only side effect was singing sea shanties under GA.
Some people, however react more than others. Often this manifests as a respiratory problem.
If the problem was respiratory I would advise physio post ( and maybe even pre op ) to optimize your breathing.
Supplements? If there is an underlying anaemia: iron suplements.
Dr P
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