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Dr. Scott Keith
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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


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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

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about experienced alternating hemiplegia, if so how have you coped. Thanks?

I can give you the: Resource for Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder: http://ahckids. Org. A mutation of a gene on the long arm of Chromosome 19 is one of the causes. ...Read more

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What are some devices to help a person with hemiplegia?

What are some devices to help a person with hemiplegia?

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. ...Read more

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Does right hemiplegia cause dysphagia more than the left?

Does right hemiplegia cause dysphagia more than the left?

No: Dysphagia is not caused by hemiplegia, but people with hemiplegia may have dysphagia due to a stroke. Dysphagia can be a result of a stroke in either side of the brain. ...Read more

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What to do if I have right sided hemiplegia, are there any recommended exercises that I could use to build muscle?

What to do if I have right sided hemiplegia, are there any recommended exercises that I could use to build muscle?

Recommend: This is going to be complex and challenging, and not simple. You are best advised to find a physical therapist who is experienced in stroke rehabilitation, and has worked with folks who have focal weakness such as yours. Would also help to get a physiatrist involved, again one with extensive stroke experience. Wish you the best of outcomes. ...Read more

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What is mild hemiplegia of the left leg?

Read on: Hemiplegia is the term applied to the weakness of an arm and leg on the same side although they may not be affected equally the weakness of an arm or leg is monoplegia and all 4 quadroplegia there are many causes for each condition. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between hemiplegia / hemiparetic / hemiparesis?

Is there a difference between hemiplegia / hemiparetic / hemiparesis?

Degree of weakness: Hemiparesis is the term used to describe unilateral weakness. The range of power is anything less than full, to just being able to move a limb when gravity is removed. Hemiplegia describes a limb (s) that have no movement. The spectrum of power goes from full->hemiparesis->hemiplegia. The tone of a hemiparetic can be either flaccid or spastic depending on the cause. ...Read more

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How can a stroke in utero happen and when could it happen and why didn't I know my son has CP right hemiplegia and I'm still trying to understand

How can a stroke in utero happen and when could it happen and why didn't I know my son has CP right hemiplegia and I'm still trying to understand

Speculation: CP is defined as a disorder of movement & posture related to an injury of the developing nervous system. Data show that more than half happen in mothers with normal pregnancy/labor/delivery's.A fetus grabbing the umbilical cord and slowing blood flow (which can starve nerve cells), other events that shift circulation, etc. We can only speculate. Most could not be prevented. Bad stuff happens sometimes ...Read more

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How to tell if I have cerebral palsy / hemiplegia?

How to tell if I have cerebral palsy / hemiplegia?

Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy starts from birth. It maybe associated with hemiplegia. The best specialist to evaluate the condition will be a neurologist or a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Do hemineglect, hemiplegia occur from damage to the parietal lobe?

Do hemineglect, hemiplegia occur from damage to the parietal lobe?

Yes: Contralateral weakness can be present. Sensation is altered on the same side, and pts have trouble localizing motion in time and space. Extinction phenomena occur, position sensation can be lost, the affected limb may not be recognized or even thought to be part of another person. ...Read more

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A female pt. 77 yrs old presenting with right hemiplegia she had BP 180/110 one day before e confusion, slurred speech. Resp failure 1week ago. Plat 60?

A female pt. 77 yrs old presenting with right hemiplegia she had BP 180/110 one day before e confusion, slurred speech. Resp failure 1week ago. Plat 60?

Go to hospital now: Anyone, regardless of age, who develops hemiplegia, confusion and/or slurred speech needs to go to hospital immediately, preferably to certified stroke center. You have very little time to possibly reverse ; prevent permanent damage. Don't wait to see if symptoms improve. Call 911 ; go now. Time is brain. Remember fast (face, arm, speech, time). ...Read more

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How do people with mild hemiplegia (cerebral palsy) cope?

Very well!: Mild hemiplegic patients can do very well. They should see an orthopaedist or physiatrist to coordinate their care for physical therapy and bracing (as needed). Some patients will benefit from upper or lower extremity surgery depending on the patient. ...Read more

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Is hemiplegia due to a porencyphic cyst a type of birth defect?

Is hemiplegia due to a porencyphic cyst a type of birth defect?

Cyst is the defect: The porencephalic cyst by itself is considered a birth defect. The neurological consequence of the cyst, the hemiplegia is more a side effect than a birth defect. This is similar to the lower limb paralysis that would be expected with an open spine defect -spina bifida. In both cases, function of normal nerves is distorted or lost due to the defect. ...Read more

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Is hemiplegia caused by a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Is hemiplegia caused by a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Result not cause: Hemiplegic cerebral palsy is a defect in muscle control that affects only one side of the body. This is often caused by a stroke that damaged the fetal brain in utero. The stroke will leave a region of damaged brain that eventually becomes a porencephalic cyst. The stroke that resulted in the cerebral palsy may never be determined as to cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hemiplegia due to a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Can you tell me is hemiplegia due to a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Yes: The definition of CP encompases disorders of movement and posture due to an injury to the nerves originating from pregnancy to 3 years of age. Porencephalic cysts represent loss of brain substance due to a stroke during pregnancy and this fits the definition well. In many CP cases, no clear evidence of an injury is seen, here there is a well recognised cause. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Hemiplegia (Definition)

Hemiplegia = full or partial paralysis of one entire ...Read more