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Be honest about smoking cannabis before anesthesia, says doctor on TikTok

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in TikTok video Posted on March 10 Influencer and physician Kunal Sood MD warns that people who need anesthesia and who smoke pot should disclose this information due to real interactions that can occur. A higher dose of medication may be required for people who smoke regularly, and it is in the best interest of the patient to plan accordingly.

LAD Bible reports That one doctor is trying to highlight a problem with the cannabis consumer has a basis in reality – not just a typical scare tactic you might hear from other sources.

His TikTok video reads: “Did you know that if you are taking cannabis (marijuana) long-term, you will need a higher dose of anesthesia to achieve the same effect?” “Be sure to tell your anesthesiologist if you smoke or use cannabis.”

It’s a simple five-second video, and the doctor simply nods in agreement, but the video has over 10 million views at the time of writing. Sood is a dual-certified pain physician and Marketing Director of Avener Nutrition. He uses comedy and facts to inform people about health issues.

Just discussing your cannabis use with your doctor can make a huge difference in their decision about your dose of medication. A doctor is not suggesting that people quit smoking completely, but simply be honest with their doctors.

In short, if you regularly consume cannabis, you will likely need a greater dose of anesthesia than anyone else in order to be unconscious during your procedure and remain unconscious. In the worst case scenario, that could mean a complete no-slam. Getting up during surgery really does feel like one of a kind worst experiences that a person may possess.

It turns out that most experienced anesthesiologists say the same thing. It is sometimes advised to abstain from cannabis use for a certain period of days prior to surgery based on these potential interactions.

Harvard David Hebner, MD, MPHmade a similar plea in 2020, saying it was seeing more people needing different amounts of anesthesia because they were consuming cannabis.

The way(s) you use marijuana (smoking, food items, etc.), how often you use it, and how it all affects how your body responds to drugHebner Books. “Because marijuana and anesthetics affect the central nervous system, people who use marijuana regularly may need different amounts of anesthetics. In order to know which medications and how much to use, your doctor needs to know ahead of time how much and how often you use marijuana.”

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has a list Eight things you should tell your doctor and anesthesiologist Before surgery, marijuana use is one of them.

Recently, detailed and informed advice on potential interactions between cannabis and anesthetic drugs has been provided before, during and after surgery. released.

the first Guidelines About cannabis use and surgery schedule posted on january 3rd by American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA Pain Medicine), He acknowledged that to date there is no “one document” that summarizes all of these concerns.

The guidelines are based on well-known data and recommendations from the Perioperative Cannabis and Cannabis Use Guidelines Committee—a group of 13 anesthesiologists, chronic pain physicians, experts, and patient advocates.

The committee answered nine questions and made 21 recommendations.

“While many of the perioperative cannabis-related risks and challenges surrounding surgery, such as how to counsel patients before surgery, the effects of cannabis on anesthesia medications, and the interaction between cannabis and opioids and pain, have been described in the literature, there is no single document that summarizes all of these concerns. Evidence-based recommendations are made,” the document reads.

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