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Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in anesthesia is an anesthesiologist.

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Is anesthesia safe?

Yes

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For most people. The more serious, chronic health problems one has, the higher the risk.
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What is M.A.C. anesthesia?

MAC anesthesia

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MAC is an acronym for monitored anesthesia care. This implies that the patient is monitored by a board certified anesthesiologist, or board cert. nurse anesthetist under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. There are varying degrees of sedation, from light, to mod. and deep. This will vary with the complexity of the case, and patient pref.Patient is fully monitored,ECG,BP, capnography,pulse ox.
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

Can thc affect anesthesia?

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It can affect your recovery period after the anesthetic wears off.
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In anesthesia, what is MAC?

Monitored Care

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During Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) patients are given medications which cause sedation and relaxation so that minor procedures can be performed. MAC differs from general anesthesia in that the patient continues to breathe on their own without the use of a breathing tube.
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What is general anesthesia?

What normally called

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" to put you to sleep" before surgical procedure , is not feel pain , and will not be aware the procedure being done , by anesthetic medications , your breathing is controlled , all your vital functions are closely monitored by highly trained professional(s), relatively very safe considering the magnitude of the undertaking on human body.
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Dr. Foead Geula answered:

Is general anesthesia safe?

Generally yes

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For low risk surgeries in patients without significant medical problems, general anesthesia is extremely safe.
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can you die from anesthesia?

Highly Unusual!

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Anesthesia risks depend largely on the age and overall health of an individual, the severity of his/her condition, the urgency and duration of the procedure, and the experience and expertise of the entire surgical team. That said, the risk of death from anesthesia is exceedingly remote...Have a look at this reference http://www.anesthesiaweb.org/risk.php
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Can anesthesia hurt the brain?

No

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Modern anesthetics in a properly monitored healthy patient does not damage the brain. If the patient has pre existing brain circulation problems, he or she may have some increased risk with anesthesia. You may talk about your concerns with your anesthesiologist before the procedure. Good luck.
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Dr. Rita Agarwal answered:

Does a spinal anesthesia hurt?

Not usually

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A correctly done spinal has very little pain associated with it. The anesthesia care provider will place local anesthesia first and then the needle with the spinal medication. Occasionally if there is difficulty passing the needle between the spinous processes and into the correct space, heavy pressure of pain may be felt. Let the anesthesiologist know and they give more local anesthesia through t
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Dr. Marc J. Bloom answered:

Can anesthesia cause hair loss?

No

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Stress of surgery may.
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