A recent study has provoked a question on whether or not the anesthesia is good for the kids. To believe the researchers of Western Australia University, the administration of anesthesia in kids below the age of three can have adverse impact over the cognitive activities on the child.
Besides, it has also been found that anesthesia can hamper the language learning capability of the children. Anesthesia is administered to patients while going for a surgery. For the study, the researchers studied that data of 2868 children.
One of the researchers, Professor Regli-von said, “…children exposed to anesthesia for surgery and diagnostic testing before the age of three and found they were about twice as likely to develop a significant language impairment”.
However, the researchers further noted that they are not sure if the impairment has been caused because of the anesthesia or because of some previous medical condition. Parents have been advised to consult their doctors before letting your child go through anesthesia injections. Further studies would be conducted to draw a concrete conclusion. Until researchers come up with new findings, parents of toddlers should be very careful while deciding medical treatments for their infants.
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