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CHECK UP
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Thursday 15:00-15:30
Check Up is your chance to talk to doctors about the health issues that most concern you and your family. Each week Barbara Myers is joined by a medical expert to take your calls and emails on a particular topic and give you the most up to date advice. No appointment necessary.
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Thursday 28 July 2005
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Anaesthesia

In this week's episode of Check Up, Barbara Myers invites listeners to call in and email with their questions about anaesthesia.

Anyone who's ever had any kind of medical operation, from a filling in the teeth to major surgery, has received some kind of anaesthetic. 

Even though anesthetics are used in medicine every day there's a great deal that's still not known about how they actually work.

Some people suffer with side effects after coming round from an anaesthetic.

The common problems are feeling sick, dizzy or shivery, or suffering general aches and pains. 

Other side effects can be blurred vision, drowsiness, a sore throat, a headache and breathing difficulties.

Are you about to undergo a procedure which will require an anaesthetic?  

Are you wondering how you should prepare for an anaesthetic, or concerned about its effects during and after the procedure? 

Do you have questions about any after-effects of anaesthesia that you may be experiencing? 

Barbara Myers will be joined by Dr David Wilkinson, Consultant Anaesthetist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London to answer these and other questions about anaesthetics.

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Check Up  is your opportunity to ask an expert about the condition. If you have a question, contact us by calling 0870 010 0444 from 1.30pm - 3.30pm on the day of broadcast or by emailing  the programme - see 'Contact Check Up' link above.

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