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A 21-year-old female asked:

Does cafe affect the body before surgery ?does it affect the anaesthesia ? and what do u advice me ?

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Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Caffeine Stimulant: If "Cafe" meant either coffee or caffeine, the caffeine-like stimulants cause mild increases in heart rate, mental stimulation and other Mild disturbances to anesthesia. In healthy individuals, these are Not a problem. Caffeine is rarely given intravenously in an operation, but it will increase fluid production around the brain and spinal cord. This is helpful if there is a spinal fluid leak.
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