December 18, 2022, 08:19 – Public News Service – OSN
Doctor-endoscopist, head of the endoscopic department of the FSCC FMBA of Russia Dmitry Sazonov told Gazeta.Ru that for comfort, esophagogastroduodenoscopy is performed “in sleep”: the patient is injected with a drug intravenously to fall asleep. If a person does not decide on endoscopy in a dream, there are secrets on how to transfer this procedure as comfortably as possible.
“Breathing will help. Listen to the doctor how to inhale and exhale slowly. You can practice at home. During gastroscopy, there will be a desire to swallow saliva, but this should not be done, ”the specialist advised.
He also talked about another secret – to cross your legs at the level of the calf muscles. The doctor explained that there are reflex centers in the legs, pressure on which calms the nervous system. “To do this, before the procedure, lying on your left side, cross one leg with the other,” said Sazonov.
The expert urged not to worry before the study: doctors will try to carry out the procedure as comfortably and easily as possible.
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