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Is anesthesia safe?

Is anesthesia safe?

Yes: For most people. The more serious, chronic health problems one has, the higher the risk. ...Read more

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Anesthesia (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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In anesthesia, what is mac?

In anesthesia, what is mac?

Monitored Care: 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. ...Read more

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Can you die from anesthesia?

Can you die from anesthesia?

Highly Unusual!: 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. ...Read more

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What makes you resistant to anesthesia?

What makes you resistant to anesthesia?

Genetics...: Different individuals may have varying sensitivities to anesthetics. Habitual drug use, especially of narcotics, may lead to the development of tolerance, so that higher doses are needed. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is the safest that still works?

All are safe: When used appropriately. All types can also have complications. The discussion as to what is the best anesthesia for you depends on your health status and the type of surgery you are having. ...Read more

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What are all the names of medications used for anesthesia?

What are all the names of medications used for anesthesia?

Too many to list!: There are many medications used in anesthesia: some induce sleep, some relieve pain, some relax muscles, etc. That's why it takes 4 years of medical school and then 4 years of post-medical school training to become a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. We also use medications to control blood pressure, or treat asthma or heart conditions during surgery. It's a complicated field! ...Read more

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Can THC affect anesthesia?

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THC & Anesthesia: It can affect your recovery period after the anesthetic wears off. ...Read more

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What is general anesthesia?

What is general anesthesia?

What normally called: " 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. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia safe?

Yes.: General anesthesia has a long history with literally millions of people getting anesthetics every year. But there are risks. It is obviously riskier in the very young and very old. It is riskier if you have serious medical problems like congestive heart failure or COPD. It is riskier if you are having a very prolonged or complicated surgical procedure. But yes, general anesthesia is safe. ...Read more

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Does a spinal anesthesia hurt?

Does a spinal anesthesia hurt?

Not usually: 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. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia dangerous?

Is general anesthesia dangerous?

Relative to what: I have done anesthesia for 42000 cases, no deaths, mi, wake ups during surgery for generals, no comas, my most frequent problems =16 broken teeth, 22 inhailing vomit giving 3 pneumonias, two nerve damages. Is that safe? When I started the death rate was 1 per 5000 now it is less than 1 per 200, 000 for healthy patients. Is that safe? Not nearly as safe as the airlines and it should be and can be. ...Read more

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How long to get over anesthesia?

How long to get over anesthesia?

Anesthesia: With the modern anesthetics most people are over it within 24hrs. Longer durations are often associated with post op pain meds. ...Read more

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What is used for local anesthesia?

What is used for local anesthesia?

Local anesthetics: There are many LAs (local anesthetics) that are used. Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Bupivacaine are just a few. ...Read more

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What does general anesthesia mean?

What does general anesthesia mean?

Fully unconscious: General anesthesia means you will be completely asleep, unable to respond to commands, unable to feel, hear or remember, and usually will have some kind of breathing device placed in your airway (throat). An anesthesiologist will monitor you closely and give you medications to keep you "asleep" and comfortable, keep you alive while operating on you, and most importantly wake you up! ...Read more

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Hsg with anesthesia cause any pain?

HSG: Hysterosalpingogram is a x-ray test to evaluate the shape of the uterus and show whether the fallopian tubes are blocked. Usually done without general anesthesia while you are awake. Some doctor suggest taking a pain killer before and even antibiotics. Now, some centers may offer i.V sedation. ...Read more

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Can you die from general anesthesia?

Very rare: General anesthesia is very commonly used today, with extremely rare complications. Nothing is 100% safe, but this is much, much safer than even 10 years ago. ...Read more

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How long does local anesthesia last?

How long does local anesthesia last?

It depends.: The duration of action of a local anesthetic is related to the choice of the specific medication and its uptake and metabolism. Some local anesthetics last longer than others. The location of the administration and whether or not a vasoconstrictor was added to slow uptake also have impact. A discussion with your doctor about expectations is appropriate. ...Read more

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Why tired 48 hours after anesthesia?

Not Uncommon: Sedation after anesthesia may persist, depending on duration, body condition, surgery type, type and amount of drugs used. Even though fast acting anesthetics are commonly used, these drugs are "stored" in the body quickly (allowing for quick wake-up) but then slowly released over time to create an ebb and flow (redistribution) of sedative effect. Give it some time....It's unlikely to persist. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes smell anesthesia?

Anesthetic gas: The three most use inhalation anesthetic agents are: Isoflurane, Sevoflurane and Desflurane. All of them smell especially in high concentration. Most adult patients undergo general anesthesia do not smell it because they are induced to sleep by intravenous agents first. ...Read more

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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more