[STOP!] What every senior MUST know before surgery
Don’t sign up for that surgery yet!
There’s an important piece of information your doctor forgot to tell you – one he might not even know himself.
Because while he WILL warn you that every operation has risks, he probably WON’T tell you there’s something that can go very, very “wrong” even when everything looks “right.”
Maybe that knee replacement went off without a hitch. Maybe that heart procedure has your ticker keeping steady time. Maybe that cataract surgery has you seeing sharper than ever.
But there’s ANOTHER part of your body that could be suffering instead!
After surgery, you could be socked right in the brain, battling cognitive problems for months (or even years!) unless you fight back with my QUICK ACTION PLAN.
I’ll show you how to protect yourself at the three points when it matters most:
- BEFORE surgery
- DURING surgery
- AFTER surgery
And it starts, of course, by knowing what your doctor doesn’t: Knowing WHAT the risk is and WHEN it strikes.
How surgery can DRAIN your BRAIN
Surgery can wreck your brain in two ways, according to new research:
- First, there’s the overall long-term risk. Surgery will DOUBLE your odds of facing “substantial” cognitive decline in the years that follow.
- Second, there’s also a short-term issue: Many people just don’t “think right” after an operation, and the study confirms that as well.
About 1 in 25 patients who have surgery suffer from substantial thinking declines after.
What’s more, various procedures can “age” your brain by an average of five months; in some cases, more than a year!
But you can FIGHT BACK with my three steps to a SUPER brain even after surgery:
STEP ONE: QUESTION! Do you REALLY need that surgery… or is a surgeon pushing you into an operation that benefits his bank account more than your quality of life? A number of popular surgeries in seniors such as meniscus often have little to no benefit according to current studies – and many operations have alternative options. So do some homework before you agree to go under the knife.
STEP TWO: SPEAK UP! Anesthesiologists have a reputation for using enough juice to knock out a moose. Seniors are supposed to get LESS anesthesia, but on average are given 20 percent more than the highest recommended dose. That excess anesthesia can lead to a dementia-like condition called postoperative cognitive dysfunction, or POCD, which can last for months (and have lingering effects that take even longer to clear).
STEP THREE: RECOVER! Make sure you get the right amount of rest and recovery, and work with a doc on a plan to beat any post-op pain without opioid drugs, which can cause cognitive problems in seniors. (And that’s in addition to the notorious risks of addiction and death.)
After surgery, be sure to work with a holistic physician to detoxify. You’ll be able to clear your system and feel like yourself again as soon as possible...
Glutathione and milk thistle extract, for example, can help you to detox after anesthesia.