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what is hemiplegia? what kind if dr do you see for it? thx

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Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology 14 years experience
Weakness: Hemiplegia means weakness affecting half of the body, such as the right arm and right leg. You should see a neurologist.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are people with right hemiplegia worse then people with left hemi?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Depends: A left-handed person (leftie) who develops a stroke causing left-sided weakness (hemiplegia) will have a harder time recovering than if he had right hemiplegia. However, in majority of cases people with right sided hemiplegia will also have problems with speech production and language comprehension since the speech control area is on the left brain, the side controlling the right side of the body.
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What are some devices to help a person with hemiplegia?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Many; there are special walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, devices that help with dressing, grooming and bathing and eating . There are devices that help move paralyzed limbs. There are modified vehicles that allow persons with a stroke to drive if possible. See a rehab doctor (physiatrist) and you can learn more.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is hemiplegia and what kind if dr do you see for it?

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Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology 14 years experience
Weakness: Hemiplegia means weakness affecting half of the body, such as the right arm and right leg. You should see a neurologist.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What is it like to have alternating hemiplegia and how to cope?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Alternating hemipleg: Alternating is a very rare genetic disease which causes sudden spells of hemiplegia affecting various sites if the body depending on the severity of the illness coping can be very difficult. The lesser form has a better prognosis than the severe form. Verapamil has helped in some cases. More information can be obtained from the National institute of Health
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Hemiplegia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hemiplegia: Hemiplegia = full or partial paralysis of one entire side of the body .

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