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Can Anyone Tell Me What Is Paralysis Agitans
Can any doctors tell me if I am going to get Parkinson's disease from my chronic stress? I am an 18 year old male suffering from major anxiety, etc etc
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Parkinson's disease: 'paralysis' - latin for palsy or muscle weakness; 'agitans' = shaky; this expression use started about 1817. Today it is called parkinson's disease, or if just the symptoms of this disease 'parkinsonism'. Disease is characterized by a non-intention tremor and the hallmark of the disease is an slowing of all movements, called bradykinesis (brady = slow, kinesis=motion). ...Read more
Can anyone tell me what causes or prevents sleep paralysis and hypnapompic or hypnagogic hallucinations?
Sleep fragmentation: Sleep paralysis ; hypnagogic/hypnopompic hallucinations are due to the intrusion of rem sleep into wakefulness. This occurs due to fragmentation of sleep, that can be attributed to narcolepsy, sleep apnea, as well as other sleep disorders. Treating the underlying disorder can treat them. Having adequate sleep can help. If you're having them often, see a sleep dr. So it can be evaluated ; treated. ...Read more
See below: Sleep paralysis can occur without hallucinations as you fall asleep or wake up. Both can be independent occurrences. If you are experiencing these frequently, it is recommended you see a sleep medicine doctor for evaluation as it points to sleep fragmentation. Try to regularize your sleep times. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, bright lights, ; electronics near bedtime. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has experienced sleep paralysis and hallucinations?
Sleep fragmentation: Sleep paralysis ; hypnagogic/hypnopompic hallucinations are due to the intrusion of rem sleep into wakefulness. This occurs due to fragmentation of sleep, that can be attributed to narcolepsy, sleep apnea, as well as other sleep disorders. Treating the underlying disorder can treat them. Having adequate sleep can help. If you're having them often, see a sleep doctor so it can be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You bet: It is the equivalent of human Guillain-Barre syndrome, acute immune polyneuritis, and thought to be in many cases associated with a viral infection from coon to dog. Am not a veterinarian, but my limited experience suggests most dogs get generally weak for a few days to weeks and recover, but not sure of doggie therapies. ...Read more
Sleep study: Sleep paralysis has been linked to narcolepsy and sleep apnea and may be worsened by things that prevent you from having a good sleep, including insomnia, sleep deprivation, an erratic sleep schedule, stress, overuse of stimulants, physical fatigue, as well as certain medications that are used to treat attention deficit disorder. I would ask for a sleep study to evaluate this. ...Read more
Sleep Paralysis: Sleep researchers conclude that, in most cases, sleep paralysis is simply a sign that your body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep. Rarely is sleep paralysis linked to deep underlying psychiatric problems. Http://www. Webmd. Com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-paralysis#1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep paralysis...: That question all by itself is unanswerable. Did you diagnose yourself or did a doctor diagnose you? If yourself, you could be misdiagnosing yourself. If by a doctor, I'm guessing that the question of narcolepsy came up. If you have narcolepsy, your question should be addressed as part of your overall treatment. If you're dissatisfied with your medical care, try Johns Hopkins. ...Read more
Hypokalemic dsiease: Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a rare, autosomal dominant channelopathy characterized by muscle weakness or paralysis with a matching fall in potassium levels in the blood. For a full explanation of it go to this link: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hypokalemic_periodic_paralysis. ...Read more
Sleep paralysis: Yes. In fact there is thought to be a genetic predisposition to developing the disorder. Many people with sleep disorders do not have waking paralysis. Between? And ½ of patients with narcolepsy also have sleep paralysis. The fragmentation of rem sleep for whatever reason leads to the disturbance. ...Read more
Can you tell me what to do if I found out that my boyfriend goes through sleep paralysis almost every night. Is this normal?
Cord vs root: In general spastic paralysis results from an injury to the spinal cord and flaccid paralysis after an injury downstream from the spinal cord, such as in the nerve root or peripheral nerve. The notable exception is in the early period after a spinal cord injury when there is "spinal shock" with flaccid paralysis. ...Read more
Can you tell me how paralysis or loss of motor control of the legs can occur without a loss of sensation?
Difficult question: It is possible to have a lesion (ie. Tumor or stroke) that affects the motor regions in the brain but spares the sensory cortex. Don't forget that there is a topographical MAP in the brain where specific functions are localized. For example, a tumor in the midline can press against the areas that control movement of both legs at the same time sparing the sensation. ...Read more
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