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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
Movement: The definition implies that you cannot move. This may last seconds or up to a minute. ...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
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