emergency surgery

  1. Beloved game show host forced into emergency surgery!

    Beloved game show host forced into emergency surgery!

    Imagine this.

    You’re lying in bed at night, drifting off to the nightly news.

    When all of a sudden, you’re crippled with abdominal pain… so bad you’re not even sure if you can get out of bed and get help.

    This is what happened to Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak.

    The former U.S. Army Vietnam disc jockey was rushed off to an emergency surgery with a condition that’s something you’ll hardly ever hear about.

    Thankfully, Sajak was just fine. But only because he caught it in time.

    And today, I’m going to tell you all you need to know all the signs of this mystery disease.

    The GIANT roadblock to your health

    So just what CAUSED this emergency surgery?

    It’s called bowel obstruction.

    And around 300,000 Americans will receive this emergency surgery—or laparotomy— each year.

    But how does it happen?

    When you hear the phrase “bowel obstruction” you may think of extreme constipation. But it’s actually much worse than that.

    You see, an obstruction is caused by fibrous tissue that forms and cuts off the gut. This can be caused by certain medications like opioids and even some antidepressants.

    However, the most common cause is previous abdominal surgery. If you’ve had an operation in the past, you’re ESPECIALLY at risk.

    But even if you don’t fall into one of the above categories, you’ll want to know the signs...

    If you notice ANY of the following symptoms, go to the doctor immediately:

    • Bloating
    • Vomiting
    • Loud bowel sounds
    • Severe cramping
    • Constipation
    • Abdominal swelling
    • Inability to pass gas

    In the meantime, protect your gut by eating lots of fiber.

    Aim for five servings of fruit and veggies every day. Make sure that you’re eating whole fruits and vegetables rather than juiced—this way you’ll get all of their beneficial fiber.

    And if you REALLY want to boost your gut health, try a probiotic...

    Probiotics help maintain the bacteria in your gut to keep things business as usual. You can find a probiotic at your local pharmacy or online.

  2. Emergency surgery on the stomach packs deadly risk

    How to survive emergency surgery

    The most dangerous emergency surgery in America isn’t what you think it is.

    It’s not when you’re rushed to the hospital with a serious heart problem and they need to open you up STAT.

    It’s not even an emergency procedure on your brain.

    Believe it or not, you’re much more likely to make it through either of those procedures with flying colors than an emergency operation on a completely different part of your body: your gut.

    Your stomach, intestines, and surrounding digestive organs form an extremely complex system – so difficult to work with that 80 percent of all emergency surgery deaths are from gut procedures, according to a new study.

    These operations include removal of part of either intestine, ulcer surgery, the separation of abdominal organs, removal of the appendix or gallbladder, and open-abdominal surgery.

    In fact, you’re EIGHT TIMES more likely to die while having these operations in the urgent atmosphere of the ER than you would in the far more controlled and carefully-planned environment of a general surgery room.

    If you survive one of those procedures, you’re still not in the clear – because the new study finds these operations are also responsible for four out of five ER surgical complications.

    The problem is that when people are brought into the ER, they’re often howling in pain – and that agony can cloud the decision-making process, both on your end and from the doctors who are working to relieve your suffering.

    So the key to survival is knowing which operations might be immediately necessary to save your life, and which ones could be delayed if you’re able to get those pain levels under control.

    Sometimes, the pain level doesn’t matter. You’ll need the surgery no matter what, because your life is on the line right then and there due to infection or some other complication.

    But in other cases, you might be able to delay the surgery for at least a few days to give doctors more time to plan and prep and boost your odds of staying alive.

    For example, the gallbladder may not need to be removed in the ER unless gangrene or some other severe complication has set in. Ulcers may also not require immediate surgery.

    Both may need surgery fairly soon, but if you’re able to ride it out and have it done outside the stress of the emergency room you may be better off – so talk about those options with your doctor if they’re able to get the most immediate problems such as pain under control.

    And one of the most common ER gut procedures might not even be needed at all!

    As I shared with you just last month, the vast majority of appendix removals are completely unnecessary – because the condition often responds to antibiotics.

    Learn more in this free report from my House Calls archives.

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