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Does cardiomyopathy cause throat paralysis?

Does cardiomyopathy cause throat paralysis?

Pressure on a nerve: As the heart enlarges, the left atrium enlarges and that can cause pressure on the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Thus, change in voice timbre. This can also happen in patients with mitral stenosis. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...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


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Is it possible for strep throat bacteria cause vocal cord paralysis?

Is it possible for strep throat bacteria cause vocal cord paralysis?

No: Swelling of the throat can affect the vocal cords and make it difficult to talk. In whopping cough (pertussis) this can be severe to the point of inability to breath. Damage to the nerve to the vocal cords should not occur. ...Read more

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Can bad neck and shouder tension from stress and anxiety cause paralysis?

Can bad neck and shouder tension from stress and anxiety cause paralysis?

Get diagnosis: Have your doctor do an examination to make sure there are no serious medical problems causing the tension. If the findings are that there are no known medical causes, then find a psychologist who will diagnose you, and then may teach your tried and true methods of controlling and reducing anxiety. ...Read more

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Can improper placement of needle & numbing agent in lower jaw cause temporary facial paralysis/tingling & severe pain in jaw, ear, neck & back of head?

Can improper placement of needle & numbing agent in lower jaw cause temporary facial paralysis/tingling & severe pain in jaw, ear, neck & back of head?

Anesthetic Block: An inferior alveolar nerve block of your lower jaw will anesthetize either your left or right side, making it feel numb and "paralyzed". Pain in your jaw, ear, neck, and back of head may be a reaction to the anesthetic, not necessarily due to improper technique. Since every issue was temporary, you should heal without incident. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more

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My throat feels tight which makes me have a barking cough when I breathe too deeply. I have cardiomyopathy, should I be concerned with this symptom?

My throat feels tight which makes me have a barking cough when I breathe too deeply. I have cardiomyopathy, should I be concerned with this symptom?

Reactive airway dise: 24 years old? What type of cardiomyopathy? Postpartum? If this is the case, there is a chance you heart function can still get better. Second, barking cough would go to your respiratory system and even though heart and lungs are interconnected and their function affect each other, breathing deeply and having cough with inspiration, is not a typical symptom of cardiomyopathy ...Read more

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Have bells palsy and was using an electrical stimulator. The target point to use on neck caused my hand to contract on same side and hand tingles. Why?

Have bells palsy and was using an electrical stimulator. The target point to use on neck caused my hand to contract on same side and hand tingles. Why?

Nerve stimulation.: The target point for electrical nerve stimulation in Bell's Palsy should be on the face in front of the ear. Stimulation the neck especially behind the collar bone will stimulate the brachial plexus or cervical nerve root . It will cause contraction or tingling in the arm or hand as expected. ...Read more

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Can swollen glands in neck n under jaw cause Bell's palsy ?

Can swollen glands in neck n under jaw cause Bell's palsy ?

Not per se: It is not the swollen glands that cause Bells palsy but the infection that may be causing enlarged glands. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Swollen above left collarbone light swelling right side on a lot of meds hypotrophic cardiomyopathy high bp. Alot of weight gain large neck not soft o?

Swollen above left collarbone light swelling right side on a lot of meds hypotrophic cardiomyopathy high bp. Alot of weight gain large neck  not soft o?

Get checked out: Any swelling in a person with these kinds of issues needs investigation. Call your doc and get these checked immediately, and please do not wait too long. ...Read more

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Bumped head yesterday and it kind of hurt my neck. Its been about 40 hours. Scared of paralysis. Neck muscles are very tense. Panic attacks all day.

Bumped head yesterday and it kind of hurt my neck. Its been about 40 hours. Scared of paralysis. Neck muscles are very tense. Panic attacks all day.

Not likely: If you have not noticed any neurological symptoms yet, such as weakness in limbs or sensory changes, not likely a spinal cord injury. If you broke something that caused instability you would notice same issues with version movements. Recommend getting physical exam to make sure nothing is going on that say could lead to more spasms, even arthritis, but spinal cord most likely not threatened. ...Read more

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Can upper arm, chest, and neck pain when running be related to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Can upper arm, chest, and neck pain when running be related to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Yes: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy creates what we call a dynamic obstruction. This means that as your heart works harder, it is working against itself and blocking the flow of blood. This can manifest with a wide range of symptoms including all of those that you described above. Expert treatment is required for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (usually from a cardiologist). ...Read more

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Can someone please look at my MRI report and images and tell me honestly what are the chances of paralysis in the future if I don't have surgery. Numbness and arm pain and neck pain ?

Can someone please look at my MRI report and images and tell me honestly what are the chances of paralysis in the future if I don't have surgery.  Numbness and arm pain and neck pain ?

Can not say with MRI: No body can predict chances of paralysis or progression of your condition without getting a detailed history of your symptoms and when and how it started,,if there is history of trauma and response to the treatment you are getting the right treatment with non steroidals anti inflammatory drugs and Physial therpy.What was the shoulder surgery for. If not already done consult a good Spine Surgeon ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with bells palsy. I am also experiencing a bad sore throat and trouble swallowing on the impacted side. Should I be alarmed?

No, may be unrelated: It is possible that this may be unrelated but it may also be a viral infection you had acquired earlier which might have triggered the bell's palsy. There are theories linking some viruses to the disease so it may be possible that you acquired the viral illness prior to the onset of the bell's palsy. ...Read more

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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more