It’s often the WORST “side effect” of surgery. Yet your medical team will almost NEVER prepare you for it.
But that’s because this complication doesn’t happen during the surgery. And it doesn’t even come afterward.
Instead, it rears its ugly head BEFORE your operation.
Whether it’s a simple outpatient procedure or a major surgery, this operation “X factor” strikes before a single instrument even touches your skin.
Yet it can play a crucial role in the success or failure of the whole undertaking.
But today, I’ve got just the thing to make you sing DESPITE that upcoming surgery.
A secret weapon to help ensure you slide right through that critical pre-surgery phase without a scratch.
Tune in to some serious surgery risks
Pre-operative fear and anxiety aren’t just unpleasant. And it’s not an insignificant issue.
Stress can turn a minor procedure into a nightmare. In some cases, it can lead to a spike in blood pressure, which in turn could cause your surgeon to call the whole thing off.
Since you still NEED the operation, the waiting will leave you even more stressed and anxious. And that, in turn, will make it almost impossible to actually get the thing over and done with.
Many docs will give you something right before the surgery to help you calm down.
But it turns out THAT’S a potential problem, too!
See, they turn to benzodiazepine drugs, which in seniors, in particular, can cause breathing struggles and blood flow problems
And those are two side effects that can lead to MAJOR complications both during and after surgery.
Surgery stress reliever will be music to your ears
But if you have a surgery scheduled in your future, don’t fret. I have a solution.
A new study has revealed a safe alternative to those risky benzos. And researchers say it works JUST as well as the drugs, but with ZERO side effects.
Are you ready for this? It’s listening to MUSIC!
They say music can soothe the savage beast. I don’t know about THAT, but the new research shows it certainly CAN help settle the frazzled nerves that strike before surgery.
It turns out turning on the tunes can help you keep calm so you can get the anesthesia you need. And then it can help ensure you stay calm as you head into the procedure.
The new study tested music against the benzodiazepine drug midazolam in patients about to get a nerve block before surgery. And as it turned out, the music sent via noise-canceling headphones was just as effective at reducing anxiety as 1 or 2 milligrams of the drug.
And you know what? Out in the real world, the results might be even better.
To ensure everyone had the same conditions in the study, patients didn’t get to pick their music. Everyone heard the same relaxing songs, specifically Marconi Union’s “Weightless” series.
The researchers believe that if patients could pick their own music, they might reach even deeper levels of relaxation and have higher levels of satisfaction.
Other studies have also found that music can effectively fight pain, stress, and anxiety. So go ahead and talk to your own surgeon about adding music to your pre-op routine.
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