Home > Medical > Anaesthesia > Conscious sedation 19 July 2004 What is conscious sedation? This is a very light form of anaesthesia where the patient does not even lose consciousness. It is used for procedures such as gastroscopies. Sedative drugs are used in very low doses so that the patient is rendered free of any anxiety and discomfort, but can communicate verbally throughout the procedure. 0 Ask CyberDoc » Talk Body Talk forum » Quiz Are you addicted to painkillers? » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Spinal anaesthetic: how it works Local anaesthesia: how it works This is a very light form of anaesthesia where the patient does not even lose consciousness. It is used for procedures such as gastroscopies. Sedative drugs are used in very low doses so that the patient is rendered free of any anxiety and discomfort, but can communicate verbally throughout the procedure. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Most teens who abuse ADHD meds get them from others 2016-03-30 13:52 More: AnaesthesiaConscious sedation advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News Win R5 000 with the Health of the Nation Survey Diet and nutrition Shocking finding: toxic metals in gluten-free food Medical Post-menopausal? Try getting some exercise Medical Struggling to get an erection? News Depression can also strike expectant and new dads Lifestyle SEE: Can your liver handle the alcohol? From our sponsors 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know How to care for your vaginal flora JHB - Free Caregiver Workshop with TENA experts - 15 February JHB - Free home visit and assessment with a TENA nurse advisor Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?