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Is it OK to have caffeine after surgery?

What drinks to avoid after surgery?

It is important to keep in mind the types of drinks you are consuming after surgery, especially if your surgery involved any type of anesthesia. Many types of alcoholic drinks should be avoided altogether, since alcohol will cause dehydration and can interfere with the healing process.

Carbonated drinks should also be avoided, as the carbonation can cause bloating and can increase discomfort. Drinks with caffeine, such as coffee and tea, should also be avoided, since caffeine is a diuretic and can cause dehydration.

It is best to stick with water or clear fluids that contain electrolytes. You should check with your doctor to discuss what type of fluids are right for you after surgery.