Anesthesia or anaesthesia is a word comes from Greek language that means a sensation of pain. Pharmacological studies say it a state of amnesia, analgesia or loss of sensitivity. If the skeletal muscles response reaches the patient into trauma by taking a single drug or from the combination of drugs to undergo surgery and other procedures without the distress and pain, anesthesia may occur with the patient. Anesthesia is of two types – General Anesthesia and Regional Anesthesia.
Effects of Anesthesia
Effects of anesthesia are sometimes acute though most of the times they are curable. Anesthesia occurs shivering, nausea, fatigue, numbness, teeth-falling and so on that are always unwelcomed for anybody.
How to Reduce the Effects of Anesthesia
Still in this age, no suggestion has been confirmed for getting fully rid of the effects of anesthesia. To eliminate pain and discomfort of the patient after surgery, some things are in front of you to perform:
1. In general case
If the effect is with nausea, vomiting or some such general case, it is suggested to take some painkiller drugs to keep the patient asleep or rarely used laughing gas called nitrous oxide. It is not a matter of fear if the patient shows a tendency of nausea or vomiting after surgery because 50% of the patients might be associated with such case for few days.
2. Well communication with anesthesiologist
In your anesthesia, make a good combination with the anesthesiologist to get proper suggestion and treatment providing him/her all the medication you are taking including drugs and supplements. If you can make sure all the information he/he needs to diagnose the patient, you can hope to get a god and fast result in the treatment procedure. Your doctor may need to know the past history of the patient, help him with documents.
3. Allergy problem
Let your doctor know about allergy problem that the patient has been suffering for two or more years. A suggestion from the Mayo Clinic that is the best hospital in the world for more than twenty years is that patient should be alert to take medicine associate with any kind of allergy such as food allergy, pet allergy, seasonal allergy etc. This step can help you from life-threatening allergic reaction to the anesthesia.
4. DON’T Eat Before Surgery
Avoid eating anything for at least 6 to 8 hours before your surgery or procedure with general anesthesia. Eating in the nearly time to the procedure can lead to nausea and vomiting afterward. It will possibly increase your risk of targeting food into your lungs during surgery, according to the Mayo Clinic, which can have life-threatening penalty.
5. Avoid Drinking
Before the procedure of surgery the patient has to be kept away from drinking anything. Liquids in the stomach enhance the risk of vomiting like food. Make sure that the patient avoids liquids at least two hour before going to the operation theater.
6. Confirm Suggested Drug
To reduce post-anesthesia nausea or vomiting, be sure the patient has taken some anti-nausea and vomiting drugs. To confirm the specific drug, take the suggestion fr4on your doctor.