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More than 50 percent of patients taking herbal medicines, although about to undergo surgery. However, only about 30-60 percent of the doctors told them. Generally are taken fish oil supplements, Echinacea, ginseng, garlic and ginkgo biloba.

Herbal medicines are considered safe and without side effects, but can cause potentially fatal effects if taken before surgery. We can bleed heart attack, stroke, and allergic reactions. Another possibility, anesthetic and anticoagulant drugs will not work properly.

So, before entering the operating room, tell the doctor all medications or supplements that we consume. Including those not listed in the recipe. Ideally, we stop the consumption of any type supplements three weeks before the scheduled surgery.