November Skin Cancer Awareness Month with Dr. Jeanine Downie


November is Healthy Skin Month! Dr. Jeanine Downie talks about the recovery process after surgery and how to stay healthy while healing.

Recovery typically takes around 4-6 weeks, but it varies depending on age, length of the incision, and underlying health issues. She emphasizes the importance of prioritizing nutrition in order to heal in the easiest way possible. Calories, proteins, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals are necessary to generate new tissue. Not getting enough of these nutrients can slow down the healing process. 

In a typical year, there are about 17.2 million surgeries in the U.S. – everything from minor procedures for biopsies and laparoscopic repairs to major operations and orthopedic replacement surgeries – all resulting in surgical incision wounds. As elective surgeries continue to resume nationwide, it’s critical for these surgical incision wounds to heal properly, which helps prevent complications and additional visits to the doctor or hospital.

Juven, a clinically backed therapeutic drink, has nutrients that enhances the collagen formation in as little as two weeks. Juven has a unique blend of key ingredients to support wound healing. The key ingredients include arginine, glutamine, HMB, hydrolyzed collagen protein, and micronutrients. 

Other tips after surgeries for rapid wound healing ecommended by  Dr. Downie includes resting, refraining from exercise and straining muscles, not smoking, and taking care of the wound. 

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