Posted by: Jim | 2007/08/15

post surgery zinc supplements

Hello, I hope this finds you well.
After a double hip replacement, a friend suggested I take zinc to aid in the healing of the incision. I found a daily supplement of 50mg but from what I've read this seems like it could be too much. Is it safe to continue with this dosage?
I received the first surgery on June 8th and the second on July 20th. I'm a 58 year old active male and healing very well. But of course, it's not going fast enough.
Thanks for reading this and good afternoon,

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Dear Jim
They have given up to 40mg of Zinc per day to promote healing but if your zinc levels are normal, it won't make a huge difference. Normal daily allowance is about 10 - 12 mg per day for an adult.
Anyway, hope you get better soon!

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Posted by: MrN | 2008/02/25

Please advise what foods would boost the healing process. My aunt aged 76 and a diabetic - insulin dependent has had a minor op on the big toe. The toe nail was removed and the healing process is taking some time. The topical treatment of betadine, wound dressing etc has formed a scab which had to be removed. This resulted in the underlying tissue needing treatment again. So the healing has started all over again. She can follow a vegetarian diet if this would help.
Many thanks and regards

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