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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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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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Please advise what is it called when you are allergic to general anesthesia ?

No such thing: There is no such thing as being allergic to general anesthesia. General anesthesia is a garbage can term for a mix of a ton of different medications that are used in anesthesia. If you have an allergy it is usually specific to one component that can be easily swapped out. ...Read more

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Is it easy to get addicted to hydro codone? What does the drug make you feel like?

Is it easy to get addicted to hydro codone? What does the drug make you feel like?

Yes!!!: Hydrocodone is a narcotic painkiller and is related to morphine, heroin and codeine. Very addictive in those using it daily for long periods of time (can happen in a few weeks). However, if you need a strong painkiller after surgery or dental work for a few days it is ok. Often narcotics have several effects: fatigue, confusion, unable to think or drive well, nausea and constipation. ...Read more

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Can acetyl-l-carnetine make you more aggressive or what if you took more of them will it make you aggressive need to know qouick!

Can acetyl-l-carnetine make you more aggressive or what if you took more of them will it make you aggressive need to know qouick!

Acetyl-L-Carnitine: Acetyl-l-carnitine can cause some side effects including stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, and restlessness. It can cause a "fishy" odor of the urine, breath, and sweat. I don't expect it to cause an increase in aggressiveness. ...Read more

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I need to get information on atopy treatments? How do you make your body less "sensitive" to everything?

I need to get information on atopy treatments?  How do you make your body less "sensitive" to everything?

Desensitization: Wikipedia - in pharmacology, desensitization is the loss of responsiveness to the continuing or increasing dose of a drug. Also termed tachyphylaxis, downregulation, fade or drug tolerance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug research; is there a drug that doesn't make you feel tired but makes you relaxed and happy ?

Can you tell me about drug research; is there a drug that doesn't make you feel tired but makes you relaxed and happy ?

I know of no: happy drugs. There are meds that can help reduce anxiety & neurovegetative symptoms of depression. But no happy drugs yet that I know of. ...Read more

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What is culture shock? Can it make you sick?

What is culture shock? Can it make you sick?

No: "Culture shock" is simply the confusion and difficult that happen when a person immigrates to a new country, a group of people with different norms and habits, or way of life. It's something that any successful person overcomes as they manage their life. We can help others adjust and learn new skills; it'll only make you sick if you cannot or will not learn to live with your new neighbors. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can you do to lower your risk of getting infected by multiresistant bacteria when you go abroad?

Can anyone tell me what can you do to lower your risk of getting infected by multiresistant bacteria when you go abroad?

Avoidance: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. ...Read more

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How much time do you have to take an antibiotic drug to become resistance to that drug?

How much time do you have to take an antibiotic drug to become resistance to that drug?

Antibiotic resistant: You do not become resistant. The bug does. And it can start with the first dose. So the drug kills 99% but 1% lives and keeps growing you can quickly end up with an antibiotic resistant bug. It is survival of the fittest even for germs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I'm more insulin resistant or I'm not making enough insulin?

Can you tell me how to know if I'm more insulin resistant or I'm not making enough insulin?

No absolue way: Hi. There is no simple test for this. Type 2's are classically thought of as insulin resistant, although I have plenty of type 1's who are insulin resistant (obese, sedentary, glucose toxicity, etc). Type 2's usually require at least 1 unit/kg/24 hours (and often more). There is an equation called the homeostatic model assessment (HOMA) which can assess insulin resistance. Bottom line is, CONTROL! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm getting an adult tooth pulled tomorrow. I'm so so nervous can someone explain the process to me?

What do you advise if I'm getting an adult tooth pulled tomorrow. I'm so so nervous can someone explain the process to me?

Numbness ,pressure..: And little noise from applying pressure to the bone around that tooth to be extracted,really nothing in the hands of a skilled dentist or oral surgeon,you'll be fine the whole thing takes a few minutes and it should be painless. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if someone is type 2 diabetic, does she/he need to tell this when visiting dentist?

Can you tell me what you suggest if someone is type 2 diabetic, does she/he need to tell this when visiting dentist?

Tell your dentist: It is important to tell your dentist. Your complete medical history and all of your medications. Diabetes and periodontal disease are closely interrelated. Poorly controlled diabetes will increase periodontal disease so your dentist needs to know that you have type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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What are suggested ways to calm a nervous stomach that makes you feel like you have to use the bathroom?

What are suggested ways to calm a nervous stomach that makes you feel like you have to use the bathroom?

Are you anxious?: As a psychiatrist, i translate "nervous stomach" into "symptom of anxiety." of course you need to eliminate other physical possible cause. From cognitive behavioral (cbt) techniques to anti-anxiety medications, the are many ways for you to effectively control this problem. Living in san francisco, i assume you have access to specialists that could help you. Ask for help! no need to suffer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can you think of the new drug afrezza, which is an inhalable form to insulin?

Can you tell me what can you think of the new drug afrezza, which is an inhalable form to insulin?

It works: Hi. Inhaled Insulin works, and in spite of the fact that's not the way evolution designed for Insulin to be delivered, it appears to be safe. I don't know a single type 1 who minds shots, but some type 2s don't seem to want them, so for that subset, if inhaled Insulin gets them ON Insulin when they need it, then it's a good thing! ...Read more

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What if patient get resistant against uti's antibiotics? What to do please help

What if patient get resistant against uti's antibiotics? What to do please help

See below.: If there is concern about antibiotic resistance, discuss with your doctor if it might be appropriate to have a urine culture and sensitivity test. This will grow the bacteria in your urine in the lab, speciate the type of bacteria, and check for antibiotic resistance at terms. This will allow for the physician to chose the best antibiotic for your particular infection. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What to do when you fear so much that your psychologist will reject and terminate you , especially if is aware of a dependency or transference ?

What to do when you fear so much that your psychologist will reject and terminate you , especially if is aware of a dependency or transference ?

You discuss that: Which you fear the most. Putting things out on the table allows you to explore them. A good psychologist will set appropriate boundaries to keep treatment in balance. Take care. ...Read more

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What types of anesthesia are there?

What types of anesthesia are there?

Excellent question: General anesthesia is being put out completely. Regional anesthesia involves anesthesia only to the area involved such as a leg or an arm. Therevare many wsys to administer this. Local anesthesia is numbing of the nerves in a specific location. Sometimes different combinations are used to get the best results. ...Read more

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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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Afraid I won't wake up from anesthesia?

Afraid I won't wake up from anesthesia?

Safe: Unless you are seriously ill at baseline or undergoing a high-risk operation, the risk if you having a major complication is very small. ...Read more

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Why can't i eat after having anesthesia?

Nausea and Vomiting: Some of the anesthetic agents are prone to cause nausea after an anesthetic. This is why we want to make sure you are wide awake before we slowly introduce you back to food and drink. I have seen individuals doing quite well, until they took that first swallow of food. For your comfort we like to take this stage very slowly. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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What can I do to to make sure i don't say embarrassing things on anesthesia?

Trust us: The sedation medications that we give to you for the anesthetic do not make you say embarrassing things. The drugs may relax you, but that is all. ...Read more

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Why doesn't local anesthesia spread to the whole body?

Why doesn't local anesthesia spread to the whole body?

"Local" is why: "local" anesthesia does just that-a small dose of a numbing agent is injected near a nerve, that, when in a certain concentration, blocks impulses through that nerve. The result is numbness and weakness in the distribution of that nerve. This resolves as the local anesthetic is 'washed out" by blood and the localized concentration now will decrease-allowing the nerve to work again. ...Read more

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I don't deal well with pain at all. With multiple extractions, will they use anesthesia?

I don't deal well with pain at all. With multiple extractions, will they use anesthesia?

Yes: Response to pain or noxious stimuli varies from person to person. You will receive local anesthesia (injections in the mouth) for the procedure. With local anesthesia you will still be able to feel the sensation of pressure. If you do not want to feel anything, hear anything or see anything, you may want to consider being sedated by your dentist or be referred to an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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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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What is anesthesia like?

What is anesthesia like?

Being asleep: A general anesthetic is similar to falling asleep. Once anesthesia is induced, the patient is no longer aware of what is happening in his/her environment. The body responds physiologically as it normally would. The anesthesia provider is there to monitor and control those reponses. Once the patient is awake again he/she will drowsy and tired for a while. ...Read more

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What is m.A.C. Anesthesia?

What is m.A.C. Anesthesia?

MAC anesthesia: 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. ...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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Why does anesthesia make me sick?

Why does anesthesia make me sick?

Nausea: Do you mean sick as in nausea? General anesthesia activates parts of the brain that can cause nause. ...Read more

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What types of anesthesia are there?

Excellent question: General anesthesia is being put out completely. Regional anesthesia involves anesthesia only to the area involved such as a leg or an arm. Therevare many wsys to administer this. Local anesthesia is numbing of the nerves in a specific location. Sometimes different combinations are used to get the best results. ...Read more

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What is an inhalattional anesthesia?

What is an inhalattional anesthesia?

If anesthesia gas is: used, whether it is vapor (started with ether, now - sevoflurane or isoflurane) or actual gas ("laughing gas" nitrous oxide or xenone) to induce and maintain state of unconsciousness and insensibility to pain by breathing it in and out, it is called inhalational anesthesia. In pure form it is primarily used for short procedures in kids, in adults usu. as a component of balanced general anesthesia ...Read more

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How has anesthesia impacted medicine?

How has anesthesia impacted medicine?

The ASA: has been compared to the airline industry in research and progress in safety by attorneys ...Read more

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Can i go back to work after anesthesia?

Can i go back to work after anesthesia?

Type of anesthesia?: Type of surgery? Type of work you do? These collectively dictate a patient's ability to return to work. Your surgeon will give you these guidelines - he/she will know best based on your occupation, the surgery performed, and the anesthesia utilized. ...Read more

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Can anesthesia make you tell the truth?

Not really: One of the drugs given for anesthesia is like alcohol so it makes you more talkative and relaxed, and possibly you'd tell the truth, but "truth serums" are only in movies. ...Read more