Should doctors examine patients undergoing anesthesia hemp? According to the American Association of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA), the answer is an unequivocal yes.
These physicians and other medical professionals base their conclusions on this one study. According to researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, cannabis users experienced 14 percent more pain the day after surgery than cannabis users.
The researchers concluded this after analyzing pain and opioid records from 35,000 patients, including 1,600 people who abused drugs. medical cannabis at least a month before their operations.
They also found that cannabis consumers are seven percent more likely to use opioids to relieve pain. But the researchers admit that this statistic is not much higher than that of cannabis consumers.
Based on the results of this single study, the “experts” are claiming a loss of civil liberties, specifically the privacy of cannabis consumers.
It is becoming increasingly common for “experts” to recommend that governments abolish Western civilization’s traditional notions of liberty and liberty. Public health and safety became the highest political goals.
If you want a historical comparison, see Europe in the Middle Ages when the Catholic Church was the ultimate spiritual power. Just replace “Bible” with “scientific study” and “priests” with “experts,” and it all makes sense.
What is the relationship between anesthesia and cannabis?
First, we should note that you are not supposed to eat or drink for six to eight hours before surgery. This is because of the aspiration, where material can enter the lungs, causing complications and even death. For this reason, surgeons also suggest not smoking before surgery.
This is good advice. But what Asra says (and what cannabis the ban Parrot groups) are different. They suggest a direct toxic relationship between anesthesia and cannabis.
But is this science or scientism? Are doctors explaining how anesthesia and cannabis conflict, or are they lecturing us on purgatory and the virtues of the Catholic Church?
You might think that comparing the medical establishment to religion is unusual. One is a scientific body. The other is the spiritual bastard. So what is the actual relationship between anesthesia and cannabis?
“The association between cannabis use and pain scores and opioid consumption has been reported before in smaller studies, but they have had conflicting results,” said Dr. Iyad Ekramy, lead author of the study.
Our study has a much larger sample size and does not include patients with a diagnosis of chronic pain or those who received local anesthesia, which would have been seriously inconsistent with our results. Furthermore, our study populations were balanced by confounding factors including age. and sex tobacco and illegal drug use, in addition to depression and mental disorders.”
Seems categorical. The researchers certainly did their homework. But the study using a large sample size does not translate into objective scientific facts. This study also did not report the timing, frequency, or type of cannabis use.
Let’s say cannabis and anesthesia are complete opposites, and you want to confirm this in a study. Shouldn’t you know if the cannabis consumed has been smoked or eaten? is it high-CBD Little-THC strain, or something else?
Drugs and cannabis: what exactly is the problem?
There is some evidence that cannabis may be helpful in treating chronic pain and neuropathy. However, early research suggests that this is not the case for acute pain such as leg fracture surgery,” said Ian Holmen, MD, another lead author of the study.
“We now understand that patients who chronically use opioids before surgery often have an exaggerated response to pain, and need increased pain medication after surgery because they have an increased tolerance. We speculate that cannabis use may cause a similar effect,” But we need more research to determine if this is the case.” [emphasis added]
Search further. The eternally dangling carrot for these kinds of studies. What exactly will “further research” reveal? So far, all researchers have suggested that regular cannabis consumers may have lower pain tolerances.
Is this surprising? That people who regularly consume pain-relieving medications, such as cannabis or opioids, have a lower pain tolerance?
The anesthesiologist may notice involuntary body movements, such as an increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, or increased breathing rate. These are signs that the patient is in pain. Therefore, the anesthesiologist increases the level of sevoflurane during surgery.
How does that translate to: “Every patient in America should be screened for cannabis use before surgery?”
Cannabis raises heart rate and lowers blood pressure. During surgery, this can be a deadly combination. People should not walk into a surgeon’s office with high balls. Just as they shouldn’t eat a big meal the night before.
If America has a logical problem, look at the education system. Don’t blame cannabis consumers.
Warning! Anesthesia Misinformation below
More US states are legalizing cannabis. Surveys estimate that one in 10 Americans is a regular cannabis user. The ASRA warns that cannabis consumers, due to their reduced pain tolerance, are more likely to abuse opioids after surgery.
So, instead of blaming big pharma (and their government medical dogs) on The opioid crisisLet’s blame the little guy – the cannabis consumer who prefers eating edible food for pain relief.
When it comes to cannabis and drugging, it’s not a cannabis we should criticize. After all, we know that hemp contains a plant hemp which mimic the endogenous cannabinoids in our bodies.
But what is anesthesia?
While researchers have a good understanding of how anesthesia works at a cellular and molecular level, they understand little about its exact nature.
For example, we know, like cannabis, that anesthetics bind to certain proteins in the brain called receptors, which are responsible for transmitting nerve impulses.
However, the specific details of how this association leads to inhibition of neurotransmitter release and blockage of pain signals are not fully understood.
Perhaps instead of suggesting that governments violate the privacy rights of cannabis consumers, ASRA should continue to research what the hell is going on with cannabis.
The first problem is anesthesia and cannabis
Second, the researchers in this study believe they can objectively measure pain. Remember when they said cannabis users were 14 percent more likely to have pain and 7 percent more likely to take opioids for pain?
The problem is that pain is personal. It is perceived and experienced differently by each individual.
Pain is a personal and unique sensation that cannot be directly measured or observed. It is affected by many factors, including a person’s physical condition, emotional state, cultural background, and past experiences with pain.
Some people may be more sensitive to pain than others, and the same stimulus that causes pain in one person may not cause pain in another. The way a person handles and expresses pain can also vary greatly.
Which is another way of saying: this study garbage.
But is there a direct toxic relationship between anesthesia and cannabis? There may be. But there is no objective scientific method currently supporting this, despite what ASRA or company press headlines might suggest.