Abdominal distension after surgery?
Abdominal surgery causes reduction in peristalsis because it usually involves handling the bowels manually - this is the natural response of the bowels, to stop peristalsis. Consequently, gases and fluids accumulate and stretch out the lower bowels (referring to colectomy in this case) which causes the muscles to weaken and so peristalsis cannot continue as normal - this allows more gases to accumulate. In effect, all the accumulated gases causes distension of the abdomen. one way to prevent this is using a nasogastric tube to suction out stomach fluids and gases soon after surgery.
Persons with previous multiple Abdominal Surgery may not be suitable for Laparoscopic Bariatic Surgery or for any Laparoscopic Surgery (minimal invasive surgery), as they may have adhesions due to previous Surgery. Bowels and tissues may be stuck making access and the process difficult, tedious and even dangerous. Open surgery may be an alternative option, but again it can be a difficult, tedious with increased risk of complications.
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Cumin seeds are good carminatives which help to relieve abdominal distension. It helps to digest food and improve peristalsis. Another use which is very rarely known is that it helps to minimise the abdominal pain during menstrual periods when consumed for 2 weeks prior to the date of menstruation. It is good to consume with warm water.