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When I was 5 I was hospitalized for sudden lower extremities paralysis. I recovered in 4 weeks. Could this be a contributing factor to htn now at 20?

When I was 5  I was hospitalized for sudden lower extremities paralysis. I recovered in 4 weeks. Could this be a contributing factor to  htn now at 20?

How old are you now: If you were 5 in 50's or early 60s you might have had polio. Other causes are viral spinal cord inflammation, spinal cord stroke. If your are still partially paralyzed, then you could have reflex hypertension due to noxious stimuli to body areas below injured spinal cord, known as autonomic hyperreflexia. In order for this to be true the spinal cord damage would have to be currently significant. ...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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Partial paralysis due to stress?

Partial paralysis due to stress?

No: See prior answer for details of some of causes of partial paralysis and finding the cause as first step in the treatment. Stress can cause, either directly or indirectly, most any pathology the body experiences. It does not cause paralysis directly. The exception is a conversion reaction (also cause hysteria) where the mind 'causes' paralysis without actual damage to the nervous system. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for partial paralysis?

Is there treatment for partial paralysis?

Depends on cause: Paralysis = complete loss of strength or movement in a limb or muscle group. Partial means there is some left. The causes are numerous, from a stroke, to nerve damage of particular peripheral nerve, to spinal stenosis, etc. Treatment is geared toward underlying problem, so careful diagnosis by neurologist is the first step to proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for partial paralysis?

Unlcear question: Partial paralysis: not sure what mean, perhaps hemiparesis, which is weakness or lack of movement on one side of the body. Or partial paralysis meaning marked weakness but still can move the muscles. Heterophyid is not a real word. Do you mean hyperthyroid. Write question over again. ...Read more

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I'm have partial paralysis of left side , & cramps any suggestions, please?

Seek help now!!!!: Parital paralysis is never normal. It typically indicates you are either having a stroke or a "mini stroke" called a transient ischemic attack. Rarely it can be caused by headache or seizure. ...Read more

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Does partial paralysis affect the functions of the cerebrum(thinking, reasoning etc?

Possibly: Partial paralysis, when it is caused by a process in the brain such as stroke or brain injury can and often is accompanied by damage to other parts of the brain such as those affecting thinking, reasoning, impulse control and logic as well as language centers. ...Read more

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I had a partial paralysis of my face after the dentist injected me and it lasted for 3 hours. Is this normal and what causes it?

I had a partial paralysis of my face after the dentist injected me and it lasted for 3 hours. Is this normal and what causes it?

Bells Palsey: Temporary facial paralysis can happen after local anesthetic is used. It is not normally the intent of the dentist but if the facial nerve is anesthetized your face will droop for a short time. Usually the dentist is trying to anesthetize the sensory nerves but sometimes the motor nerve is anesthetized causing the muscles to relax. ...Read more

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I've had bells palsy since june 2011. I still have partial paralysis, nerve pain, headache and spasms. I'm 55 and female. I had bells palsy about 25 years ago. It was completely healed within a month. The nerve pain, headache and the constant ringing in m

I've had bells palsy since june 2011. I still have partial paralysis, nerve pain, headache and spasms. I'm 55 and female. I had bells palsy about 25 years ago. It was completely healed within a month. The nerve pain, headache and the constant ringing in m

I'm : I'm sorry to hear that you have had such a difficult time with your bell's palsy. I don't know of any home remedies to relieve the tinnitus (ringing). Don't waste your money on homeopathy. You live in a city with an active medical school. All medical schools sponsor clinics for people with little or no insurance. Your best bet is to get yourself an appointment. They usually have you seen in medical clinic first and then refer you to neurology or ent. There are treatments available. Don't suffer another 10 months. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Partial Paralysis (Definition)

Partial paralysis is a condition in which a person cannot move a group of muscles or a limb, but he can move other parts of his body. The cause is usually some damage to the nerves that control the muscles. The inability to move all the muscles in the body ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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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