The surgery to suturing of inguinal hernia should be very long period of rehabilitation. Within 4-7 days, the patient is in the hospital, but return to ordinary life, he can only be in 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. An important role in the rehabilitation process belongs to the proper nutrition.

Diet should not only after surgery but also in front of him. Two days before surgery, you should eliminate coffee and alcoholic beverages. On the day of surgery you cannot eat at all, and the last meal should take place the day before 8 PM.

The composition of the food

On the first day after the operation the diet should be strict: congee, lean meat soup, fruit juice, jelly with berries or fruit, fruit jelly, broth hips. In the following days into a diet, you can include a puree of fish or lean meat, pureed porridge, boiled eggs, soup with barley in vegetable stock.

After discharge from the hospital, the diet becomes less strict. It aims to provide recovery after surgery and to prevent the recurrence of inguinal hernia. We need to completely eliminate fatty, fried and spicy food, and no consumption of alcohol and coffee.

He has a large number of proteins, so the diet of the patient should include fish, chicken, lean meats, Greek, low-fat cottage cheese and milk.

The re-emergence of an inguinal hernia may contribute to increased pressure in the abdominal cavity, so you need to exclude foods that cause the flatulence. These include sweets, chocolate, fatty meats, bacon, ham, loin, sour cream, butter, yogurt, apples.

You should limit the consumption of potatoes, rice, and other foods containing carbohydrates.

The recurrence of the hernia contributes to the constipation. To prevent them will help grated raw beets, turnips, carrots, and olive oil.


Nutritional rehabilitation should be regular. To be eaten at the same time, 4-5 times a day at regular intervals of time, in small portions. At least two times a day to eat soup.

Unacceptable overeating, it leads not only to increased internal pressure in the abdominal cavity, but also to the emergence of excess weight which recovery is difficult.

In the morning, immediately after waking drink a glass of cold boiled water add one to two tablespoons of olive oil.

The duration of the diet determined by a physician based on the patient's condition. Stop dieting by yourself is not recommended.