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Remedies For Diaphragm Paralysis
In case of paralysis of a leaf of the diaphragm, is a surgical procedure needed or can it be treated by medicines only?
Surgical procedure: If only one side of the diaphragm is paralyzed, and the muscle is so thinned out it is pushing on the lung, sometimes a procedure to plicate the muscle is performed. This should be done by a general or thoracic surgeon with experience in this technique in a minimally invasive fashion - thoracoscopiccally, or laparoscopically. I am not aware of medication that will work for this. Hope this helps! ...Read more
...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
Paralysis of right diaphragm after thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. Is this likely to improve on its own?
Unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm right lung does not work How high lung capacity such patients with unilateral paralysis does people have ?
Not too bad: You need to know why the diaphragm does not work. Your right lung does not stop working just because the diaphragm does. A person can live a normal life and do normal sports on one lung if need be. Your doctor can do a full pulmonary (lung) function test that can tell you your real reserve. It may have been done already. You can ask your MD that is taking care of you about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had cardiac ablation for afib. Now have been diagnosed with vagus nerve paralysis and diaphragm from the procedure. Should I seek neuro or gastric spe?
Vagus nerve: Likely both specialists would have relevant input into your situation depending ob symptoms ,if any. ...Read more
I have bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is any ongoing research for this medical issue?
Depends on cause: The diaphram is controlled by nerves coming from the brainstem. Unilateral paralysis can be a result of surgery for certain heart conditions. Bilateral paralysis is rare but can occur from nerve injury in the neck or from viral infection of the nerves, or autoimmune such as guillain barre. Some recover with time, others are permanent and respiratory support is necessary. See a pulmonary expert. ...Read more
Steroids&antoviral d: Treatment of bells palsy is to start oral Prednisone and antiviral drugs.The antiviral drugs should be started as soon as the symptoms appear to be effective.Most people recover completely without any ill effects beside the meds you need to keep the affected eye lubricated as there is inability to close the eye on affected side, use artificial tears regularly or use a patch to prevent drying eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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