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How Patient With Emphysema Can Recover From General Anesthesia
Under care: The patient with emphysema is sensitive to many of our anesthetic agents, that is they will depress their already damaged pulmonary function. This means that a patient with emphysema is going to spend more time in the post anesthesia care unit to make sure that they can breathe with minimal assistance. Having the patient spend the night after an operation is another way that they can be carefully. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
U will always have-: -that lost period of the events during surgery. U may recall up 2 a certain point but when U wake up U have no conception of time elapsed or what was done. That's the great thing about gen anesthesia. The only way 2 have recall is 2 B paralyzed, then U hear & FEEL. This is torture. ...Read more
How much time can a patient live with stage 4 prostate cancer and how much discomfort will the person experience wh?
Depends on how bad: That depends a lot on how severe the emphysema is, whether you are still smoking, whether you have symptoms of shortness of breath or coughing or wheezing, etc. Some people do just fine without treatment. Others, depending on the above factors, definitely need treatment. There are great treatments for emphysema, and they can help you feel better and breathe better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can a patient with cirrhosis of the liver with symptoms managed by medications survive after a TIPS procedure?
Maybe good news: The procedure can greatly improve the quality of one's life at the possible expense of making hepatic encephalopathy a bit worse. If a cause of cirrhosis can be found and removed, the condition can reverse partially. I don't know the cause, but with the new cure for hepatitis C, and the possibility that anyone may suddenly sober up, don't give up hope. Best wishes. ...Read more
Anesthesia Worries?: You need to be concerned about the long-term effects of smoking more than anesthesia! most of the residual effects of anesthesia are gone in 24 hours-if you have very little body fat, probably even less time. 40 surgeries are a lot. Having that many would indicate some serious problems. I can't imagine any medical condition that isn't adversely affected by smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anesthetized patients with chronic bronchitis and emphysema and what complications expected to occur during anesthesia and surgical work and what are?
What are the chances for the pateint suffering from chronic meyloid leukemia to recover? And after the recovery will the patient be able to live a hea
The treating doctor: This is a common question asked by patients who carry this diagnosis(CML). But the treating doctor can address this as we now have 15+ years of experience with the new drug(Imatinib) which can potentially cure this disease but it has to be taken/continued for 5-10 years before this question can be answered for you. Your doctor can guide you/patient further. ...Read more
Under GA: you are unconscious but your breathing continues stimulated by carbon dioxide, you will probably need an artificial airway or you will obstruct like extreme snoring, but you will breathe, although probably at a lower rate than normal, unless the surgery requires paralysis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can you tell me the nutritional needs for general surgery patients and after gastrointestinal surgery?
Protein,vit&minerals: Surgery is a significant stress on the body and recovering from surgery requires the body to have adequate protein, vitamins, minerals and essential oils. It's best to have good body stores prior to surgery.After surgery particular nutrients may speed recovery.I advise a well-rounded high-quality multivit./mineral supplement with additional Vit. C (2000 mg 2x/day) & zinc (30-50mg/day).See comment: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having hip preservation surgery in 3 weeks time. How long will it to fully recover from this kind of operation?
Hip surgery: 6-8 weeks is a general ball park ...Read more
Depends: The recovery from anesthesia can be anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on what medications are used, how long your surgery is, your age and other medical conditions you may have. Effects from local anesthesia (numbing medicine placed at your surgical site) usually last for 4-24 hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on many things: (1) how severe the COPD is; (2) how many symptoms you have from it; (3) if you are still smoking or not. Some people have very mild COPD that doesn't need treatment and can live a long time with it. Others need inhalers and other treatments; others may need oxygen. So, it really depends on how bad it is and what other factors are present. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can a person(female, 26) suffering from Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy be given general anesthesia for the treatment of Diaphragmatic hernia?
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