Anesthesia is used frequently in clinical practice. Anesthesia can temporarily make the patient lose consciousness, reduce the pain caused to the patient during the operation, and facilitate the doctor to conduct better operations.
But some people will have a lot of questions about the mention of anesthesia, anesthesia will affect people’s intelligence and memory, anesthesia has what side effects?
Anesthesia is used in these areas as well as in surgery
Some people think of anesthesia as a surgical procedure, but that’s not the case.
Now the development of medicine is relatively rapid, the use of anesthesia is more extensive, not only in the operation, for some local use of anesthesia.
General anesthesia is an intravenous injection of an anesthetic that temporarily renders the patient unconscious and allows doctors to perform better surgery.
Anesthesia is used for some major operations, such as abortion and surgery.
Another use of anesthesia is to give a local anesthetic, which is used to calm the area and relieve pain. This kind of local anesthetic does not leave the person unconscious, but it can relieve pain on the area where the operation is going to take place.
The doctor carries on the anesthesia to the patient in order to carry out the operation better, the doctor will choose the anesthesia method suitable for the patient according to the patient’s condition.
Does anaesthesia have side effect?
Does it damage the brain?
The doctor reveals the truth for you
It is not alarmist to say that anesthesia harms the brain. It is supported by science.
The theory was first discovered in animals, where monkeys and mice were injected with an anesthetic and a sedative respectively. The results showed varying degrees of brain damage in both animals.
Experiments have shown that excessive use of anesthetics and sedatives can damage brain cells and tissues, as well as affect the brain’s nervous system.
There are many people who do not have any adverse effects after surgery under general anesthesia.
However, some scholars have found that general anesthesia for children may increase the probability of a variety of problems.
The results of general anesthesia on the development of infants, there is no conclusive results.
Stanley children’s hospital director of anesthesiology told us that anesthesia for brain damage is relatively small, side effects are not very big, for anesthesia is not too much to worry about.
Whether or not it affects children is unclear at this point, but for adults, the safety of anesthesia is now very high and there are no side effects.
What should we pay attention to before and after anesthesia
Tell your doctor if you have a history of asthma, any food allergies, and any fever, cough, nausea, or chronic illness that you may have at the time.
Knowing what’s going on with your body can help your doctor know if there are any risks associated with giving you anesthesia.
When under general anesthesia, if the patient has to wear jewelry, it should be removed in time, and the patient under anesthesia can not apply nail polish, etc.
It is normal for patients to experience nausea, headache, and misty eyes after general anesthesia, but the physical discomfort will go away when the effect of anesthesia wears off.
Conclusion: Nowadays anesthesia is a very extensive means, and the safety of anesthesia is getting higher and higher due to the development of science, because the probability of accidents occurring during anesthesia is only 0.0012%. The risk brought by anesthesia is very small, people can rest assured, and anesthesia will be more and more widely used in the future.