Warning for prolonged inhalation of laughing gas, it affects the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.
Dr. Somsak Ankasil, Director-General of the Department of Medical Services, reveal that laughing gas. Or scientifically known as Nitrous Oxide is a gas. That has been use in medicine for over 150 years as an anesthetic for medical procedures ufabet.
Which is still used today as part of anesthesia in combination with other types of anesthetics by an anesthetist. It is also use in the food and beverage industry in general. What everyone knows is gas mix with cream to produce whipped cream in beverages and desserts. As a result, nitrous oxide compress gas packages are generally sold.
But the misuse is for amusement among tourists for the sake of euphoria. May affect the nervous system The circulatory system and the heart muscle can be both short-term and long-term. parents or even tourists themselves Therefore, it should take into account the health effects that will come from the use of such substances.
The dangers of inhaling laughing gas
Dr. Thanin Wetchapinan, Director of the Institute of Neurology added that Consequences of prolonged inhalation of nitrous oxide gas will directly affect the nervous system
Nitrous oxide disrupts the metabolism of vitamin B12. Which is involve in the structure and function of the nervous system. This causes the patients to have neurological symptoms similar to those with vitamin B12 deficiency, such as being unable to stand or walk and balance. This is because the sensory nervous system in balance is damage. Whether from the peripheral nerves that sense itself or the part of the spinal cord that controls balance If it is more, it may cause limb weakness to the point of paralysis or paralysis.
and if damage to the sheaths in the brain It will cause slow thinking, slow speech, or if it is a lot, it may cause symptoms of memory or dementia.
This disorder cannot be treat with any medication. Inhalation of nitrous oxide must be stop. Which most patients may have better symptoms but if it is a lot. It may not be able to restore it back to normal. Therefore, people are advise to avoid direct inhalation of nitrous oxide.