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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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One Sided Paralysis (Overview)

One-sided paralysis is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to move on one side of his body. This is often due to a stroke.


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
35 doctors shared insights

One Sided Paralysis (Overview)

One-sided paralysis is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to move on one side of his body. This is often due to a stroke.


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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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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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Treatment for one-sided paralysis?

Transient?: Hemiplegic migraine can cause temporary "one-sided paralysis", but if this is permanent, it is important to have a full evaluation. Treatment is based on causation. Best to start with a primary care physician and consider neurological consultation. ...Read more

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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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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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What kind of stroke leaves you with one-sided paralysis?

What kind of stroke leaves you with one-sided paralysis?

Stroke: Likely middle cerebral artery territory--as supplied by the carotid artery. ...Read more

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My 68 yr old dad is having multiple (5-8/24 hrs) short lived (10 min) episodes of one sided paralysis. Its not tia, what else can it be?

My 68 yr old dad is having multiple (5-8/24 hrs) short lived (10 min) episodes of one sided paralysis.  Its not tia, what else can it be?

Focal seizure/TIA: Transient 1 side weakness is either focal seizure or (less likely) tia. An eeg and brain mri/mra may pinpoint the exact area in the brain cauing these symptoms. A neurologist is the best doctor to sort out the diagnosis and recommend treatment hope he is better soon. ...Read more

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Treatment for one-sided paralysis?

Transient?: Hemiplegic migraine can cause temporary "one-sided paralysis", but if this is permanent, it is important to have a full evaluation. Treatment is based on causation. Best to start with a primary care physician and consider neurological consultation. ...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


Dr. William Singer
1,028 doctors shared insights

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