Wearing a binder post surgery makes it easier to move and walk...
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Recovering from Hernia, Hysterectomy, Myomectomy, Intestinal resection,Gall bladder, laprascopic or open abdominal surgeries is improved with AbdoMend™ products. AbdoMend™ provides support so you can move with less pain and greater mobility, which accelerates your recovery from abdominal surgery. Our soft cotton abdominal binders provide incision support, help prevent tearing, and make it easier to get out of bed, move and walk. Gone are the days of holding a pillow to reduce your pain!
Binding has been shown in test studies to improve patient recovery by reducing pain and stress so patient can move more easily after surgery. Bladder, intestinal obstruction, back pain and reproductive complications can arise from an abdominal surgery which caused scar tissue, especially when the tissue is not supported. Tissue often bleeds when incised, tears internally when not supported and can form knotted bunches of collagen strands.These strands can form in between parts of the body that are not normally connected causing long term discomfort and can lead to more serious issues or surgeries.
Soft AbdoMend™ compression binders help abdominal tissue after surgery, even if its laprascopic. Compression brings the tissue closer together,creating connection with collagen fibers thereby reduces scarring, and pain. Binding through compression and massage while healing are both time tested aids in your recovery, and will also help prevent complications like tearing, the incision opening, and abdominal adhesions (internal scarring). These complications cost in the US over a billion dollars a year in follow up surgical procedures. Compression will benefit the body by preventing internal tearing and massage organizes the collagen fibers for a truly strong yet soft scar.
Our soft easy to use belly belt, along with recovery and massage DVD provide you the tools for self help through ancient yet time tested techniques.
Heal faster and better with AbdoMend™ binders and Massage DVD. Remember to take our soft AbdoMend™ support belt to the Hospital with you.
Surgery can permeates 6 layers inside, while hysterectomy, myomectomy can go up to 5 layers internally. Hernia surgery goes below the fascial layer and also needs the firm support that binding offers. Using specific massage techniques will further enhance the ease of healing and greatly reduce the likelihood of complications in both short and long term future.Binding also supports organs to return to their original size and location.
Massage is an ancient healing tool. It can be used to organize the collagen fibers, reduce pain, reduce stagnation of lymph and tightness in the pelvis or back, a common side effect of abdominal surgery. Massage also helps stimulate circulation, reduce swelling and return feeling to the scar site.The majority of people report that they are afraid to touch their scar because it is either numb, too painful, or they think they shouldn't. In fact adhesions are far more likely to form at unsupported and untouched areas after your surgery. Wearing a binder and just a few minutes self massage a day will greatly reduce your chance of adhesions.
Pain and discomfort during sex or digestion/elimination are other unwelcome complications that can happen with improper healing.
In addition to massage, dry skin brushing helps to prevent ingrown hairs and promotes circulation and therefor faster healing. The result of the combination of binding, self massage and dry skin brushing is a small smooth scar - outside and in.
It's never too late to work on an old scar so anyone who has undergone surgery can benefit from our self help Scar therapy DVD.
After a hysterectomy or gall bladder surgery , its easy to wrap yourself in comfort with this abdominal binder! The first week put the belt on while lying down, later as you progress in your recovery, you can put it on while standing. The photos show how to put on belt while standing for a better view, and over clothes for demonstration purposes. Please wear our soft cotton against your skin.
Adjust the straps to your comfort level! The soft cotton is great even against the most sensitive skin after the surgery. Before putting the abdominal binder on, remember to wash it in low phosphate soap, cold water and line dry.
Therapeutic goals and indications for massage therapy.
Massage may be used as primary therapeutic intervention or as an adjunct to other therapeutic techniques. Uses include, but are not limited to, (1) mobilization of intertissue fluids, (2) reduction or modification of edema, (3) increase of local blood flow, (4) decrease of muscle soreness and stiffness, (5) moderation of pain, (6) facilitation of relaxation, and (7) prevention or elimination of adhesions. Massage may be used to alter pathophysiology of a primary condition (eg, contracture) or to prevent or modify deleterious effects of a previously used treatment modality.
Hospitalized patients who receive massage express improvements in mood, body image, self-esteem, and perceived levels of anxiety. This phenomenon is facilitated by reduction in physical symptoms and distress and may be accompanied by decreased tension, anxiety, and pain perception.
Another therapeutic effect derived from massage is muscle relaxation. Massage appears to reduce tone and enhance circulation to the area. Muscle relaxation also may result from increased sensory stimulation caused directly by massage. This increased sensory input to the spinal cord may result in changes in reflex pathways, leading to central modulatory decreases of muscle tone.
Other effects of massage are enkephalin release, endorphin production, promotion or absorption of fibrous tissue, restoration of connective tissue pliability, improvement of lymphatic flow (in some studies up to 7-9 times), and increased levels of natural killer (NK) cells. Tanabe and Nakayama have provided animal data that suggest that mechanical stimuli, such as massage, to adipocytes may inhibit expression of adipogenic transcription factor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor, which is independent of systemic energy consumption. They postulate that such stimuli can assist in reducing the body's fat stores, and may help to reduce obesity.
Author: J Michael Wieting, DO, MEd, Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Training, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Medical Director, Rehabilitation Center, Ingham Regional Medical Center
This site is dedicated to my mother, Maryvonne Hemming, who died in 2006 after 2 years of suffering from misdiagnosed Ovarian Cancer after an unsuccessful hysterectomy.Her mystery illness and misdiagnosis was so troubling to me as a health practitioner. My hope is that I can share some information that will help others care for themselves. There are many other articles on hysterectomy, ovarian cancer and heart problems with ovary removal being questioned in its effectiveness. Automatic ovary removal should be questioned as shown in these studies, unless a high rate of ovarian cancer are prevalent in the family. What AbdoMend™ offeres is education, a forum to discuss issues, and a product for post surgery support meant to reduce stress and pain while improving mobility.
The Doctors said she had ulcerated colitis, but since the signs of ovarian cancer are similar the Dr treated the symptoms, such as diarreah, gas, and other symptoms mentioned in this article. I felt the tumors in my mom's stomach, but they gave her medicine for diarreah.I wanted to know what other symptoms did they check.Did they touch your stomach? Did they do a vaginal sonogram? Did they give you the CA125 test? These were questions I asked, and were met with a blank look.
After a MRI, a mass was discovered, and she went in almost immediately to the hospital for the operation.They opened her up, looked around, closed her, and sent her home to die. When the Doctor emerged 40 minutes after the start of the operation, I knew it was not a good sign. I noticed that she was not given a binder, just put on meds which constipated her, and anti anxiety drugs which truly affected her negatively.We refused those immediately.(Later she used Decadron which worked to keep her going for several months.) The initial pain to help her out of bed and sit was unbelievable, and the lack of information was incomprehensible. Later,she looked at the incision, that they had so carelessly stapled together, and said, "Well I guess I am dying, so it doesn't matter what my stomach looks like." This plastic surgery client looked sentenced to acceptance. It was so disappointing at the lack of care concerning her closing, her misdiagnosis, and the way she was treated.
I massaged my mom, and did research and the things I knew how to do. Cranial Sacral work, reiki, polarity, jin shin jitsu, anything that was light and soothing. I fed her soft foods that were easy to digest. My mother and I spoke during her last days, and she supported me to follow my heart and create this product based on my emergency cesarean and her surgical experience.
So please, enjoy the information offered to you here, and take it day by day, breathing and being gentle with yourself in your recovery. This information is meant to be complementary to your Doctor's advice, so please use it within your own health and specific needs. It is not meant to substitute for your Doctor's care & advice.