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Is hemiplegia fully cureable with well planned exercise?

Is hemiplegia fully cureable with well planned exercise?

Plegia-n; paresis-y: Hemiplegia is a complete paralysis, usually of a limb or limbs (commonly on one side of the body and due to stroke). Largely irreversible, however well planned exercise, pt, particularly occupational therapy--maximizing functionality in activities of daily living--important. Hemiparesis is weakness: here, much can be reversed, at least improved, and other muscles can take over the same function. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Hemiplegia (Definition)

Hemiplegia is a term describing the inability to move a group of muscles on one side of the body. It is commonly caused by strokes, and may involve muscles of the ...Read more


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

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

Weakness: Hemiplegia means weakness affecting half of the body, such as the right arm and right leg. You should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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

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

Weakness: Hemiplegia means weakness affecting half of the body, such as the right arm and right leg. You should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is hemiplegia cureable after a well planned exercise regime?

Is hemiplegia cureable after a well planned exercise regime?

Its possible: Exercise, stretching, splinting, heat, electric stimulation and other modalities have the potential to improve a hemiplegia, usually of a brain origin. Prognosis after a spinal cord lesion may be actually better although much rarer. Of the brain causes, recovery is influenced by many factors including age, other health problems and amount of brain damaged. Sometimes no improvement will occur. ...Read more

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What is hemiplegia paralysis?

What is hemiplegia paralysis?

Half body weak: Hemiplegia means half the body. Paralysis means inability to move. Following a stroke a person may be paralysed on only one half of the body. Any damage to one side of the brain can result in paralysis of the opposite side of the body. ...Read more

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How can people with hemiplegia walk?

Spasticity helps: Extensor tone over the afflicted leg allows some dimensions of stabilization, but safer to use an afo splint for the foot drop, and perhaps a 4-legged cane to add to support, or better yet, a walker on wheels to prevent falling. ...Read more

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How well do people with hemiplegia walk?

How well do people with hemiplegia walk?

See below: Many people with hemiplegia learn to walk again. The walking varies from very slow and effortful to barely noticable. Most people require physical therapy to regain walking ability. This can also improve with practice. ...Read more

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What is the difference between quadriplegia, and hemiplegia?

4 vs 2: Quadriplegia means that all four of a person's limbs are not functioning at full capacity, whereas in hemiplegia, only two are affected. ...Read more

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

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 ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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One Sided Paralysis (Definition)

One-sided paralysis is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to move on one side of his body. This is often ...Read more