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

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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 …

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

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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 …

The Answer is Clear: Addressing Misconceptions Around Presurgery Drinks

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 …

10 Mistakes You’re Making When Preparing for Surgery

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 research is pointing to the …