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Preparing for Surgery Presurgery Nutrition

Starvation Before Surgery: How Fasting-From-Midnight Can Slow Your Recovery

At ClearFast, we’re all about empowering patients with the knowledge they need to have the best surgery experience possible—and, if you’ve been following along on our blog, you probably know that a big part of a successful surgery experience lies in avoiding starvation before surgery. Today, then, we’re diving into what happens to the body […]

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Colonoscopies

The Most Important Questions to Ask Before a Colonoscopy: 5 Things to Go Over with Your Doctor

When it comes to colonoscopies, we all have the same goal: to get in and out in as painless (and fast) a manner as possible. Couple the desire to “just get it over with” with the fact that it can be intimidating to ask doctors questions, and it’s easy to see how so many of […]

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Colonoscopies

Pro Tips for Getting Through Colonoscopy Prep: Minimizing Discomfort in the Dreaded Prep Process

Though there are approximately 15 million colonoscopies performed in the U.S. each year (whoa!), getting through colonoscopy prep isn’t exactly a breeze. With a large volume of a foul-tasting prep liquid to consume, a clear-liquid diet you have to stick to, and—yes—the uncomfortable reality of clearing your bowels for your procedure, it’s safe to say […]

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Presurgery Nutrition

The Answer is Clear: Addressing Misconceptions Around Presurgery Drinks

For decades, patients have been told to fast before surgery. So, when people first hear about presurgery drinks, it’s natural for them to say “Hey, wait—you’re just trying to sell us something we don’t need! And besides, that’s going against doctor’s orders.” But the truth is, despite some misconceptions swirling around presurgery drinks, they are […]

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Preparing for Surgery Presurgery Nutrition

10 Mistakes You’re Making When Preparing for Surgery

When it comes to preparing for surgery, there’s so much to consider. From transportation plans to remembering to pick-up those all-important prescriptions, there are countless different tasks you can easily forget to take care of ahead of time—especially when you’re anxious and overwhelmed about going under anesthesia. To help you on your quest to ensure […]

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Healing Tips

Sick After Anesthesia? Here’s How to Reduce Post-Op Nausea & Vomiting

If you’re someone who gets sick after anesthesia, you know just how frustrating it can be to wake up from surgery nauseous and vomiting—especially when all you want to do is get discharged and head home for your recovery. When we created ClearFast, our number-one goal was to formulate a product that would make for […]

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For Med Pros

Preparing Your Patients for Surgery with the ClearFast Enhanced Recovery Drink: Your Top 5 Questions Answered

Preparing Your Patients for Surgery with the ClearFast Enhanced Recovery Drink: Your Top 5 Questions Answered With traditional NPO on its way out and pre-surgery carbohydrate loading taking its place, we’re now on the forefront of a major shift in the way the medical industry looks at surgery prep. This shift means that our team […]

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For Med Pros

Stop Fasting Before Surgery: The Surgery-Smart Shift Taking Place Across the Medical Field

Stop Fasting Before Surgery: The Surgery-Smart Shift Taking Place Across the Medical Field We get this question all of the time: Should I fast before surgery? You’d probably be surprised to learn that doctors are beginning to answer that all-important question with a resounding NO. (And we second that!) More and more so, modern medical […]