How Long Will The Thyroid Surgery Heal ??
my brother has finished thyroid surgery ,, for helping to recover after the operation, what kind of food should I consume ???
Hello, thanks for the question.
Thyroid is a gland located at the front of the neck, in the shape of a butterfly, which functions to produce hormones, regulate metabolism and growth, maintain regulation of heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and so on. Handling of thyroid disease is adjusted to the type and severity or stage of the disease itself. Some choices that can be done are drug therapy, radiation or chemotherapy, to surgical procedures. Thyroid surgery is performed to remove the thyroid gland partially or completely on medical indication. Thyroid disease is operated on if there is a suspicion of malignancy or cancer, thyroid tumors that interfere with the vocal cords, there is a history of radiation and exposure to the neck, thyroid disease that causes physical dysfunction, failure with medication therapy, or thyroid disease that causes airway disorders. Risks that can arise due to this surgical procedure include infection, bleeding and pain, impaired voice innervation which causes hoarseness because the anatomical structure of the innervation is very close to the thyroid gland, the parathyroid gland is elevated during the surgical procedure that causes hypoparathyroid (disturbance of the body's calcium balance ). The risk of death on the operating table is generally very low because before the operation is usually carried out an examination of the feasibility of the operation first. Thyroid surgery in general has a high success rate and this also depends on surgical expertise. The recovery time after thyroid surgery varies from person to person depending on the method of surgery performed, the severity of the disease, and the person's own health condition. It can take weeks to months. Therefore, after thyroid surgery you should do routine control to the doctor who performed the surgery on your brother to be re-examined to assess the patient's condition during recovery after surgery and find out whether there are complications that follow and consumption of drugs prescribed by the doctor regularly, do not stop treatment without doctor's approval. In post thyroid surgery patients should:
Get plenty of rest, get plenty of rest, especially when the body feels tired. Limit heavy physical activity. Eat a balanced nutritious diet, eat more fruits and vegetables. Avoid eating instant foods, junk food, processed foods (sausages, corned beef), canned foods, foods that are contain preservatives, colorings, sweeteners, and other food additives Drink enough water 2-3 liters a day Routine exercise regularly, for example walking in the morning Keep thinking positive Manage stress wisely Avoid smoking and alcohol If there are complaints on the thyroid surgery anytime after surgery you should immediately see a doctor.
Thus, hopefully it helps.