General anesthesia is a consequence

Anesthesia is an artificially created condition designed to protect the body from pain and shock during a surgical operation. Although, in fact, anesthesia is good for the patient, but experts warn that narcosis is fraught with complications, and the consequences of general anesthesia on the body is difficult to predict.

The frequent after-effects of general anesthesia in adults

The consequences after anesthesia are divided into the early ones, manifested during the first 24 hours after the operation, and the late ones, which make themselves felt, after a considerable time.

In the medical literature, the following consequences of general anesthesia after surgery are noted:

  1. Dizziness, headache indicate a decrease in blood pressure, dehydration . In some cases, such manifestations arise as a reaction of the body to medicinal preparations.
  2. Trembling, muscle tension or weakness, pain in the muscles and back are manifested due to the long static position of the patient's body during the operation. In young men the occurrence of these symptoms provokes the used in emergency surgery Ditilin.
  3. A sore throat that does not last more than a day is not only a consequence, but also one of the complications of anesthesia.

Medical statistics say that nausea is the most common consequence of anesthesia. Every third operated on complains of the urge to vomit, a feeling of discomfort in the pancreas. To reduce unpleasant manifestations, follow the recommendations of the doctor-curator:

  1. Do not sit down or get out of bed in the first day after surgery.
  2. Do not consume water and especially food within 24 hours.
  3. Take deep breaths together with the slow exhalation of the collected air.

Special cases

Sometimes general anesthesia causes such consequences:

  1. Nerve damage due to a surgeon's oversight, postoperative edema, atherosclerosis , etc. In this case, the patient suffers from a feeling of numbness and weakness in the limbs. The extreme manifestation of this disorder is paralysis.
  2. Anaphylactic shock occurs as a result of the patient's particular sensitivity to certain anesthetic drugs. Before the planned operation, it is necessary to pass tests and test the response to drugs used in anesthesia. The results are entered in the medical record in order to prevent a fatal error on the part of medical personnel. If an unscheduled surgical procedure is also conducted blitz tests for anesthetic drugs.
  3. Confusion often occurs in elderly and severely weakened patients. Observance of the activity and rest after operations, sufficient holding of time in the open air, a balanced diet and the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle will ensure a speedy adjustment of the worldview.

Enumerating what consequences after general anesthesia may occur, do not ignore the rare possibility of death. Of course, the huge responsibility for the outcome of the operation rests with the team of medical workers, but the patient himself must correctly prepare for the upcoming surgical intervention and reasonably follow the recommendations of the doctors after the operation.