People do not realize the seriousness of total anesthesia, and often in their own volition, they ask to be subjected to!
Total anesthesia is necessary in certain medical situations when you need to perform a surgical or other procedure. Mostly these procedures very painful and unpleasant and requires the patient to sleep so as not to remember that very act.

Total or general anesthesia as some call can be given directly by injection strong anesthetic or breathing gasses to the patient to sleep. While the person is in anesthesia brain does not react to the pain because it is under the influence of strong substances that it for this purpose. People who have generally good health and who have no major health problems generally have no complications after waking from anesthesia, while people with certain health problems encountered with the side effects.

Side effects of total or general anesthesia:
With nearly 50 percent of people who have undergone general anesthesia, laryngitis occurs as a side effect of waking. During the operation, in the throat is placed a tube that facilitates breathing and that can ignite the throat and it can become very red. After the redness of the throat will usually occur hoarseness, as well as the common cold, and dry mouth hoarseness does not bypass patients in this case.

These negative impacts are very common in the first few hours after the patient wakes up from anesthesia when the tube from the throat is to be removed. This side effect of anesthesia does not leave any effect on the patient and it is completely harmless, and will therefore go away through a few days.


Mild hypothermia is trembling shudder that occurs also as a result of general anesthesia. After waking up one’s body more difficult regulating body temperature, especially at longer operation, this phenomenon is almost inevitable.

In most cases, these side effects occur more in men, than women. The scientific proof to prove that with the help of pethidine and ketamine tremors can be mitigated to a large extent. Due to the great excitement of the body may occur and fever.

Although anesthesia is certainly trauma to the human body these negative occurrences with the improvements of today’s medicine can be easily rectified.
Vomiting and nausea


Vomiting and nausea are among the most common adverse effects that may occur after awakening from anesthesia. They are very painful and unpleasant, especially if the patient has not adhered to not eating. Vomiting usually occurs in the first 24 hours after surgery, and in some sensitive patients may take longer.

Nausea lasts for several days. They are mostly harmless, but very exhausting and sometimes painful in these postoperative days.

In addition to foods prior to surgery, these negative phenomena can be caused by the single mode of operation, drug reactions, and other factors. This unpleasant phenomenon occurs mostly in women and non-smokers. Also, in greater risk are younger patients and those who must take medication and various opiates after surgery. Such reactions to anesthesia also are not dangerous and do not leave any long-term consequences for the patient.

Muscle pain

General anesthesia may also cause muscle pain. The tube through which the patient breathes easier is inserted into the throat and, but it just may be the cause of pain in the muscles of the neck, shoulders and even the back. In cases where the operation takes a bit longer may appear and chest pain who are very strong and unpleasant. Such cases usually occur in women who have intervention in the clinic and do not stay on further treatment, as well as those of longer and more severe operations. And the side effects are more frequent in women than in men.

Inconveniences such as muscle aches and stiffness will not torture the patient more than two to three days and there is no need to give them a special significance and treat them in any other way, except medication for pain.

Dizziness and headache

Dizziness and headache also inconvenience that can be expected after waking up from general anesthesia. This negative phenomenon tends to occur in people who received anesthesia by injection, although it is not a rule.

Dizziness and headache also inconvenience that can be expected after waking up from general anesthesia. This negative phenomenon tends to occur in people who received anesthesia by injection, although it is not a rule.

A large number of women have experienced this bad experience after giving birth by Caesarean section or after other gynecological operations. During the redeemed operations can lose a certain amount of fluid from the spinal cord, which is why the strong headaches occurs. This negative phenomenon will be felt on the patient in the first 24 hours after waking up from general anesthesia.

Drowsiness and confusion

Drowsiness is one of many side effects of general anesthesia. Mainly patients after surgery are confused and it takes some time to awakened and realize what is going on around them.

Confusion is usually accompanied by unexplained drowsiness that can control and that is totally harmless, for patients in whom surgery is flowing right. In fact, when the doctor is satisfied that the patient is well, it is recommended to the patient to rest and sleep if there is a strong need for it.

After a rest patients are generally good if does not occurs further confusion. The confusion and difficulty thinking can be very devastating and embarrassing for patients. They are in these cases totally disoriented and difficult exercise judgment and think in a given moment. This confusion of thought patients could be tortured for several days after surgery, which is really awkward and difficult, but what is most important is transient. Younger people generally do not have such problems, while older can be confused and one week after waking up. Some scientific studies have even shown that these outcomes in the elderly can be really devastating and leave lasting effects on their brains.

How to reduce the risk of occurrence of undesirable effects

First and foremost rule is that six hours before anesthesia must not eat or drink. In this manner will be ensured in healthy individuals’ protection from vomiting and nausea.

Minimum one day before the surgery should not be driving a motor vehicle. It is mandatory before surgery to remove nail polish, all jewelry, dentures, as well as contact lenses if any patient has.

Patients who are smokers, of course, it is desirable not to consume cigarettes minimum 24 hours before the effects of anesthesia. Many do not comply with these items, but it is very important for the organism that during the operational preparation that the patient refrains from this vice.

After waking up from anesthesia also mustn’t eat or drink for 24 hours. This will be compensating with the infusion, and the risk of vomiting will be kept to a minimum, except in case of easier operation that allows the consumption of food and drinks but after four hours.