A study carried out by Anaesthetists at the Australian and New Zealand College claims that anaesthesia has a strong connection with developmental problems in children, as per a recent report published in the US journal, Pediatrics.
The claims are as per the findings evident from the trial of some 330 children, who were made to undergo anaesthesia before a surgery or diagnostic testing. It was found that the practice was proving to be adverse for children particularly those below the age of three years.
It is being said that children are put at double the risks of developing a language problem at some stage of their life. Also, sometimes they tend to get impairments in problem solving till they have only reached an age of 10 years. Concerning the same, health experts have been suggesting parents to be careful and comprehend the risks in children in detail.
However, the team continues it is still to be determined if these risks are augmented because of the drugs or the surgery. Also, it is to be seen if pre-existing medical conditions of children play a role in their poor development. "Obviously, we can't separate the surgery from these other factors", said Dr. Mary Hegarty, a researcher and anaesthetist.