If the patient has a history of high blood pressure, heart problems, thyroid problems, diabetes, asthma, history of reflux or heartburn, or any other medical conditions.
The past operations the patient has had and if there were any problems with anaesthesia.
If the patient has had any abnormal reactions to any drugs or if he/she has any allergies.
If the patient is currently taking any medications, traditional medicines or health supplements. If he/she is taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents or other blood thinning drugs, the patient should consult his/her surgeon or anaesthetist on whether he/she should stop taking them before surgery. This also applies to traditional medicines and health supplements.
If the patient has any loose or capped teeth, crowns, or wears dentures.
If the patient smokes. Giving up smoking for several weeks before the operation reduces the risks of breathing problems. If the patient is unable to stop smoking, cutting down on smoking will help.
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