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What are some complications of anesthesia if overweight?

What are some complications of anesthesia if overweight?

Breathing Airway: More flesh in the pharynx (throat) may constrict and restrict the airway. Anesthesia relaxes the muscles that work to keep the airway open. Fat can also "absorb" the anesthesia, then slowly release it causing prolonged anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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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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What are the risks of anesthetics to a heart patient?

What are the risks of anesthetics to a heart patient?

It depends.: Many anesthetics are what we call 'cardiac depressants" and therefore, if a heart is already weak or compromised(congestive heart failure) then the anesthetics themselves can worsen that. Most insult to the heart patient comes from the surgical stress response, and anesthesia will often times attenuate this. Each patient is different. Depending on what is wrong with the heart, we will tailor th. ...Read more

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What are the most common complications of fat transfer? I'm considering a fat transfer, but am want to be fully informed. What are the most common complications of the procedure, and how often do they happen? .

What are the most common complications of fat transfer? I'm considering a fat transfer, but am want to be fully informed. What are the most common complications of the procedure, and how often do they happen?

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The : The most common "complication" associated with fat transfer is not truly a complication... The take a fat that had been transferred is highly variable. Estimates on the fat that will actually persist and stay behind range anywhere from 30-70 %... Patients are often concerned that the fat will be "lumpy" in the right hands of a well trained board certified plastic surgeon I have not found thus to be the case. Best of luck. Best of luck to you... ...Read more

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What are some common consequences of having diabetic ulcers that would require hospitalization?

What are some common consequences of having diabetic ulcers that would require hospitalization?

Infection: Most commonly would be an infection requiring IV antibiotics. Also may require surgical drainage or debridement of infection. If ulcer is due to poor circulation, you may need surgery to improve the blood flow. If not taken care of in a timely fashion, an infected ulcer can cause bacteria to get into your bloodstream causing you to feel sick (sepsis). Blood glucose may be abnormally elevated. ...Read more

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How can someone know if they are feeling some of the many strong and unwanted side effects of 2 BP medications or actually having stroke symtoms?

How can someone know if they are feeling some of the many strong and unwanted side effects of 2 BP medications or actually having stroke symtoms?

Get this fixed: There are numerous anti-hypertensive medications, and you may have to try several prior to finding some you feel comfortable with. You need to work closely with your doctor, and if he/she cannot provide satisfaction, find new physician. You need to control BP to prevent stroke, and some symptoms maybe confusing, but be proactive, and get things appropriate. ...Read more

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What are some of the problems faced by people whoho. Have had vertical sleeve operations?

What are some of the problems faced by people whoho. Have had vertical sleeve operations?

Sleeve problems: Nausea for the first few weeks. Heartburn and reflux can occur and be permanent. The worst complication would be a leak from the staple line which can occur 1-3% of the time nationwide. A leak can cause sepsis and be fatal. This is rare, but something you should know about. Overall it is a safe operation and i routinely perform them. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of having complications with pregnancy if you hsave short bowel syndrome and what are some of the common complications?

What is the likelihood of having complications with pregnancy if you hsave short bowel syndrome and what are some of the common complications?

Former preemie?: The great majority of women born as preemies can have normal pregnancies. Short-gut syndrome after necrotizing enterocolitis makes it hard for a pregnant woman to get enough nutrition (she has trouble absorbing the necessary vitamins, nutrients, calories) for herself, but she also has nourish her unborn baby - sounds like a problem in the making. The nutritional deficiencies can be bad for a baby. ...Read more

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What are possible complications of general anesthetic for an operation if u are a diabetic and a smoker?

What are possible complications of general anesthetic for an operation if u are a diabetic and a smoker?

Several: Patients with diabetes have a risk of blood sugar abnormalities, increased risk of blood pressure changes, and aspiration of gastric contents if the condition is long standing. Diabetics are also at increased risk of heart attacks. Smokers are at risk for bronchospasm under anesthesia (even if you don't have asthma), low oxygen levels, mucus plugs, and other respiratory complications. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a child with scoliosis and muscular dystrophy? How common are these conditions?

What are the chances of having a child with scoliosis and muscular dystrophy? How common are these conditions?

Family history ?: Prevalence of inheritable disorders in the general population is meaningless in the face of a positive family history. Some day, newborn screening will include genomes along with hearing & inborn errors of metabolism. Obtain a 3-generation family history, with results of genetic testing in all affected family members & seek pre-pregnancy genetic counseling in order to make an informed decision. ...Read more

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What are some complications of a spermatocelectomy?

What are some complications of a spermatocelectomy?

Bleeding, swelling: It is a relatively safe procedure. I use a microscope to protect the reproductive organs and fertility. About 1-5% chance of bleeding, infection. Biggest issue for young, reproductive age men is scar-induced blockage of the sperm ducts leading out of testicle and loss or lowering of sperm counts afterwards. Choose your surgeon wisely. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18357964. ...Read more

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What are some signs of mini seizures? From a standpoint of the person having them, assuming they are unaware of them.

What are some signs of mini seizures? From a standpoint of the person having them, assuming they are unaware of them.

Auras: When a person is unaware of a mini seizure, this can be due to a complex partial seizure or a generalized absenc seizure. These seizures affect levels of consciousness other mini seizures, of which people are aware while happening, are called simple partial seizures. Symptoms of each type of seizure can involve any of the senses as well as the motor system, language system and digestive system. ...Read more

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What are the most common risks and complications of an osteotomy? What kinds of complications can happen with osteotomy? .

Talk to doctor: The most severe complication is non-healing of the osteotomy, but this is rare. Slippage of the fixation, swelling, pain, infection. ...Read more

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What are some complications of a Cytoscopy?

What are some complications of a Cytoscopy?

Minimal, very safe: The most common things to expect that are normal are dysuria (burring, pain with peeing), hematuria (blood in urine) and sometimes increased urgency and frequency. These should resolve quickly if no biopsies or resections are performed. Less common are urinary tract infection. Rarely significant damage can happen to the bladder but usually only if resecting a tumor. ...Read more

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What are the complications or difficulties of diabetes?

What are the complications or difficulties of diabetes?

Too Many: The elevated glucose in the blood stream affects almost every tissue in your body, in a bad way. Brain strokes, heart attacks, teeth loss, kidney failure, peripheral neuropathy, blindness, dry eyes, prone to infections, foot ulcer and limb loss. ...Read more

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What are some complications of gastric surgery?

What are some complications of gastric surgery?

Pre-op prevention...: While UR surgeon's skill is important, UR own actions matter more than you may think. Some tips:1) Get your blood sugar tested; 2) toss the cigarettes; 3) put on walking shoes/ get fit; 4) ease up on the nightly martinis; 5) ditch the supplements; 6) address heavy snoring (got sleep apnea?); 7) follow advise regarding which medicine to take or stop; 8) optimize nutrition pre-op. (Ref. AARP 9/2014) ...Read more

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What are are the advantages and disadvantages of having a pancreas transplant for people with diabetes?

What are are the advantages and disadvantages of having a pancreas transplant for people with diabetes?

Pancreas transplant: Type 1 diabetics do not make insulin, but if they get a transplant, the new pancreas would make Insulin and the sugars would be normal. It is like having a biologic Insulin pump that works perfectly. It is not a cure, but it is currently the most effective treatment available. The downside: it involves a big operation, lifelong immunosuppresion and is only offered to select individuals. ...Read more

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What kind of people are at an increased risk for hyperkalemia?

What kind of people are at an increased risk for hyperkalemia?

Hyperkalemia: Ones with kidney disease, adrenal gland disease, or medications that cause increase potassium. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more