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whatif i have familiar spastic paresis. do i need help?

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
Prevent complication: It is important to be under the care of a doctor with experience treating spasticity to maintain the best level of function in spite of the disease. A physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (physiatrist) can help.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

I could have todd's paresis. Does anyone know anything about this?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Temporary weakness: Tp is focal (not generalized) weakness, often on one side or the other (although may affect speech or vision), following a seizure. It can mimic a stroke but it's temporary and usually very brief. The cause is not known but thought to be depletion of receptors/transmitters. It requires no treatment and gets better on its own.
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What is functional paresis?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Terminology: The term functional is sort of slang for "non-organic" and paresis refers to weakness, so the combination suggests non-neurological or untrue weakness and implies an underlying psychological or psychiatric causation.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is abducens paresis?

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Dr. Janice Wiesman
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Neurology 32 years experience
Abnormal movement of: This is weakness of either the muscle that moves the eye laterally or trouble with the nerve to that muscle. It is most commonly due to trouble with the nerve that moves the muscle. There are many possible causes. A neuroloigst or neuro-ophthalmologist is the person to see.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can be done for familiar spastic paresis?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Dietary changes, eating hygiene, medications, possible surgical interventions.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: paresis?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Weakness: Paresis means weakness or inability to move a body part, often used to describe a neurologic condition. For example para-paresis means someone can not move their legs, hemiparesis refers to someone being unable to move one side of their body, such as their right arm and right leg.

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