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Dr. James Krick
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Hemiplegia (Overview)

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 face, arms, and/or legs.


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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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Dr. James Krick
34 doctors shared insights

Hemiplegia (Overview)

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 face, arms, and/or legs.


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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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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Check your loved one's balance
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Remove obstructions that could cause falls
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Organize medications
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Add railings for support
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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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Living with Type 1 Diabetes (Checklist)

Hypoglycemia is common with type 1 diabetes
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Check your blood glucose before and after 2 hours after eating
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Hypoglycemia is likely if the post meal glucose is lower than premeal
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If you do not feel hypo symptoms, consider use of a continuous sensor
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How does someone get one-sided paralysis?

How does someone get one-sided paralysis?

See answer below: One-sided paralysis can be frequently seen in strokes, and less frequently in hemicord injuries. ...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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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. Janice Alexander
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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