Anesthesia: More Dangerous Than You Think?

    478046573Is anesthesia dangerous? It’s already a question that anyone about to have surgery worries about.

    Anesthesia comes in three main types. Local anesthesia, the mildest form, merely numbs a very small area, such as a single tooth. Regional anesthesia desensitizes a large section of someone’s body by injecting drugs into the spine that block nerve signals to the brain. Often a patient getting regional anesthesia also takes a relatively small dose of a powerful sedative drug, such as propofol—not enough to put them under but enough to alter brain activity in a way that makes the person less aware and responsive. Click here for anesthesia side effect prevention

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