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Doctor insights on: Is It Dangerous To Be Paralysed

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I heard about a girl becoming paralysed after doing a back bend. Is this dangerous to do?

I heard about a girl becoming paralysed after doing a back bend. Is this dangerous to do?

Fractured vertebrae: This most likely occured due to a fall/trauma causing what I would suspect would be a vertebrae fracture which requires a lot of force. The true mechanism of injury could explain paralysis if the veterbrae fractured and moving pieces went to damage the spinal cord. ...Read more

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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I wanted to know is bell's palsy facial nerve disorder dangerous?

I wanted to know is bell's palsy facial nerve disorder dangerous?

Usually not: 90% return to full function, 10% have some residual palsy of the face. If it is persistent, I highly recommend an MRI as sometimes this can actually be due to a tumor. I've seen this many times in my practice. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I got bells palsy 5month ago and now im 95 recovered, I have eye twitching and lip twitching now, in same side of my bells, is this dangerous??

I got bells palsy 5month ago and now im 95 recovered, I have eye twitching and lip twitching now, in same side of my bells, is this dangerous??

Probably not: What you are experiencing could be an phenomenon related to nerve regeneration. You may watch and wait. If the symptoms do not improve in three weeks or so, it would be prudent to see your doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Is it true you can be paralysed from the shoulders down?

Is it true you can be paralysed from the shoulders down?

Quadriparesis/plegia: If you have an injury to your spinal cord at a level of C-5, one would be paralyzed from the shoulders down. ...Read more

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Why did I one night felt almost paralysed and had a tingeling feeling in half of my body in some seconds? I slept on my back.

This may be: Sleep paralysis, which is a result of dysregulated rem sleep. Can be linked to other sleep disorders such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea. Can occur in isolation; however, if recurrent, seek care with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to help paralysed patients?

Physical therapy +++: The most important place to start is an excellent physical therapy center or rehabilitation center, where all aspects of the paralysis can be approached in a proper and therapeutic manner, without further harming the patient. Again, this must be done professionally. The personnel there will teach the patient and any one who is involved with helping care in the how's and what's of helping. ...Read more

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Can a spasm in your spine can cause you to be paralysed?

Kinda: It cause your legs to buckle and fall over and hurt so bad you don't want to move anything this has been described to me by patients as paralyzed but is not true paralysis they were paralyzedd by pain and psaos muscle spasm causes hip flexion and leg buckling. ...Read more

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What diet should be given to a patient whose one side is paralysed?

What diet should be given to a patient whose one side is paralysed?

Swallowing: This depends upon a patient's ability to safely masticate food, and swallow. Really discussing range of solid, to liquid preparations. After these considerations, use a balanced dietary approach and often a hospital dietician can design an appropriate program. ...Read more

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Is there much chance for someone who is paralysed from the chest down?

Is there much chance for someone who is paralysed from the chest down?

Much potential: Life can be fufilling, even for those paralyzed. Depending on the needs and goals of the individual, most occupational, personal, and recreational goals can be met. A physiatrist (doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation) that specializes in spinal cord injury can help connect you with the appropriate resources to help you set and achieve goals. ...Read more

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What is erbs palsy?

Erb's palsy: Is a paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the upper group of the arm's main nerves, specifically the upper trunk c5-c6 is severed. These injuries arise most commonly, but not exclusively, during a difficult birth. Depending on the nature of the damage, the paralysis can either resolve on its own over a period of months, necessitate rehabilitative therapy, or require surgery. ...Read more

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What is bells palsy?

What is bells palsy?

Facial nerve paralys: Bell's palsy is a viral infection that causes the facial nerve to no longer function. It can lead to weakness or paralysis of one side of the face. If treated early with high-dose steroids the paralysis does not last as long and the damage is not as permanent. An evaluation is important because you have to make sure other problems are not causing the paralysis. ...Read more

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How long do paralysed vocal cords and breathing difficulties last for?

How long do paralysed vocal cords and breathing difficulties last for?

It depends: What is the cause? Transitory paralysis may occur under certain situations. Damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve can be reversible. Again it depends on the cause. Also neuromuscular conditions like myasthenia gravis can be treated. ...Read more

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Is it normal for girls body parts to become temperaily paralysed during sexual intercorse for the first time?

Is it normal for girls body parts to become temperaily paralysed during sexual intercorse for the first time?

You should be okay: Probably most of us have experienced "sleep paralysis" (waking or drifting off but not able to move) at some time. During what should be one of the most wonderful experiences of life, with someone you really love, surely the stuff of dreams can happen as well. Enough of this. Welcome to the new joys and new responsibilities that mature love will bring, and congratulations. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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My upper diagframa is paralysed have 70 oksygen capasity in my lungs is this possible to treath with stam cells?

My upper diagframa is paralysed have 70 oksygen capasity in my lungs is this possible to treath with stam cells?

Diaphragm: Usually paralysis of half a diaphragm is a nerve injury. Nerve injuries are less likely than other types of tissue (muscle, bone, etc) to respond to stem cell regeneration. Also the way stem cells would be integrated would be difficult. ...Read more

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What can I do for a paralysed diaphragm?

paralysed diaphragm: Unilateral paralysis is either left untreated or treated surgically with plication if symptomatic.
Severe, bliateral paralysis requires the patient to be placed on a ventilator.
If you are not symtomatic, you don't need to do anything. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: palsy?

What is the definition or description of: palsy?

English "palsy". ..: ...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 "palsy" is largely obsolete. ...Read more

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What causes bell's palsy?

Viral infection: Bell's palsy is one reason people develop facial paralysis. True bell's palsy is felt to be caused by a viral infection of the facial nerve leading to swelling of the nerve and damage to it caused by decreased blood flow. Steroids are very helpful in treating this. Some people incorrectly term facial paralysis "bell's palsy." this is not correct, you must exclude other causes of facial paralysis. ...Read more

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Can bells palsy be cured?

Can bells palsy be cured?

Usually improved: Bell's palsy is presumptively damage to the seventh facial nerve which affects the motion of the forehead, eyelids, cheek and mouth. Depending upon the damage to the nerve, improvement generally occurs. A few will have some dysfunction and less commonly little function. There is no true "cure" and there is doubt about the effect of medication. Time will tell in each case. ...Read more

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What causes bell's palsy?

Probably a virus: Bell's palsy is weakness of the facial muscles. It is considered by many to be caused by a viral infection of the facial nerve - although that is not certain. It is important to rule out other causes of facial paralysis such a tumor growth or a stroke before arriving at the diagnosis of bell's palsy. Anyone with facial weakness or paralysis should have a complete medical evaluation by a specialist. ...Read more

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Can bells palsy reaccure?

Yes, but...: Bell's palsy is known as idiopathic facial paralysis. By definition, that means we don't know what caused it. All other causes of facial paralysis should be investigated first. Brain tumors, strokes, and a syndrome called melkersson- rosenthal syndrome should be evaluated for. ...Read more

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What causes relapse of bell's palsy?

Bell palsy relapse: Mostly bad luck. Probably chronic stress and reduced immunity are factors, but it is very difficult to prove. It is well known that some people are prone to repeated episodes of bell's palsy, but this is unusual, and there are no known proven strategies to prevent these relapses. ...Read more

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What is bell's palsy and how is it treated?

Facial nerve inflame: Inflammation of the facial nerve which is the nerve that controls the muscles in the face that result in expression such as smiling is thought to be the cause of bell's palsy. This results in weakness on one side of the face and difficulty closing the eye as well as the loss of taste along one side of the tongue. Viral mediated inflammation of the nerve has also been implicated as the source. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of bells palsy?

What are the possible causes of bells palsy?

Viral infection: Bell's palsy is one reason people develop facial paralysis. True bell's palsy is felt to be caused by a viral infection of the facial nerve leading to swelling of the nerve and damage to it caused by decreased blood flow. Steroids are very helpful in treating this. Some people incorrectly term facial paralysis "bell's palsy." this is not correct, you must exclude other causes of facial paralysis. ...Read more

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What is bells palsy? And what are the symptoms

Facial paralysis: Bell's palsy is weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles. It is thought to be caused by a virus but it is important to rule out other causes such a tumor growth. Most people will regain normal facial movement with time but a few may have permanent weakness or spasms. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the reasons and causes for celebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy: Not an easy question to answer as there has been much "junk" science entered into this diagnosis. Historically it was thought to be due to lack of oxygenation during the pregnancy and at time of delivery but recent studies have shown this to be much to simple so research is presently going on to answer this question in a more refined and realistic fashion. ...Read more

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What is pseudobulbar palsy?

Pseudobulbar Palsy: Pseudobulbar palsy refers to a syndrome that appears to affect the brain stem. The cluster of symptoms include dysarthria, dysphagia and uncontrolled emotional outbursts. There are many neurological causes of pseudobulbar palsy. ...Read more

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Is parasupranuclear palsy genetic?

Is parasupranuclear palsy genetic?

Not usually: If you are referring to progressive supranuclear palsy, this is not felt to be genetic. This typically occurs more frequently in males in their 60's. ...Read more