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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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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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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 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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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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Unilateral paralysis of the diaphragm right lung does not work How high lung capacity such patients with unilateral paralysis does people have ?

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 more

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What is hemiplegia paralysis?

What is hemiplegia paralysis?

Half body weak: Hemiplegia means half the body. Paralysis means inability to move. Following a stroke a person may be paralysed on only one half of the body. Any damage to one side of the brain can result in paralysis of the opposite side of the body. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have cerebral palsy / hemiplegia?

How to tell if I have cerebral palsy / hemiplegia?

Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy starts from birth. It maybe associated with hemiplegia. The best specialist to evaluate the condition will be a neurologist or a physiatrist. ...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


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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