Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia is a state of temporary loss of sensation or awareness that is induced for medical purposes. It may include analgesia (relief from or prevention of pain), paralysis (muscle relaxation), amnesia (loss of memory), or unconsciousness.

Hi, IV sedation is always optional.   Dental procedures may cause discomfort and cause a degree of anxiety. Hence dental procedurists always administer various forms of medication for relief of anxiety.   This may range from oral ta... Read Full Answer
The short answer is yes. Any medication, given as a single dose, will recede in effect.However, anesthesia practice has a strong safety emphasis and safeguards to prevent this situation from happening. This is where maintenance of anesthesia ... Read Full Answer
Anesthesia involves the use of 3 classes of medication-1. Anesthesia2. Analgesia 3. Muscle relaxants (depending on type of surgery and assessment by anesthesiologist)Use of such medication by untrained people is potentially disastrous hence t... Read Full Answer
Thank you for your question and please also see the article I wrote on frozen shoulders here. Wrt the surgical treatment, MUA is basically where you are anaesthetised and the surgeon manually moves your arm to break the adhesions.  There is ... Read Full Answer
Thanks for the D2D. Gastroscopy is usually performed under moderate or ‘conscious’ sedation. This is a state where patient is ‘put to sleep’ or sedated, but can be respond purposefully when called or touched. The medic... Read Full Answer
Local anaesthesia is generally used when one or two wisdom teeth are being removed at the same time and when patients are not nervous of the dental procedure. General anaesthesia may be used when patients are removing all 4 wisdom teeth under one ... Read Full Answer
The basic liposuction operation in Singapore involves making a small incision less than 1cm long in the skin then inserting a metal ‘straw’ called a cannula into the fat and sucking the fat out. The fat is not liquid, so the cannula ne... Read Full Answer