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Doctor insights on: Temporary Episodes Of One Sided Paralysis

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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

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Is hemiplegia caused by a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Is hemiplegia caused by a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Result not cause: Hemiplegic cerebral palsy is a defect in muscle control that affects only one side of the body. This is often caused by a stroke that damaged the fetal brain in utero. The stroke will leave a region of damaged brain that eventually becomes a porencephalic cyst. The stroke that resulted in the cerebral palsy may never be determined as to cause. ...Read more

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How do people with mild hemiplegia (cerebral palsy) cope?

Very well!: Mild hemiplegic patients can do very well. They should see an orthopaedist or physiatrist to coordinate their care for physical therapy and bracing (as needed). Some patients will benefit from upper or lower extremity surgery depending on the patient. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hemiplegia due to a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Can you tell me is hemiplegia due to a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Yes: The definition of CP encompases disorders of movement and posture due to an injury to the nerves originating from pregnancy to 3 years of age. Porencephalic cysts represent loss of brain substance due to a stroke during pregnancy and this fits the definition well. In many CP cases, no clear evidence of an injury is seen, here there is a well recognised cause. ...Read more

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I need a new doctor, and I have Hemiplegia cerebral palsy and some health issues. Which doctor would be best suited for my particular condition of CP?

What is available ?: In general, specialists do not gear their practice around providing the primary care you need to the point they keep no supplies in their office to deal with them.The best fit is to find a generalist who will arrange and coordinate any specialty care when you need it. ...Read more

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I would like to know that is paralysis genetic?My grandfather had it, then my uncle had an one sided attack and recently my aunt.Can it be coincidence

Paralysis: Paralysis is not necessarily genetic but causes of paralysis, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other similar medical conditions can run in families and with three family members involved it would be worthwhile to find out what the causes of the paralysis were in these family members. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have panic attacks with temporary paralysis (Pseudoparalysis) as been getting attacks and one side of my body gets in awful pain and?

Is it possible to have panic attacks with temporary paralysis (Pseudoparalysis) as been getting attacks and one side of my body gets in awful pain and?

Panic & paralysis: indicates a need to see your doctor. If he/she rules out a medical/neurological condition please see a mental health professional for treatment of your panic disorder. Panic attacks are very treatable and self-limiting. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Im 20 years old and at least twice a week I have a type of sleep paralysis except im not awake. I feel like someone is sitting on me and I can here mumbled voices i? Normally laying on my side and I heard sleep paralysis is when u lay on your back one ti

This is normal: Our bodies become paralyzed during dream sleep. This is to protect us from acting out our dreams. Some people have more dramatic reactions than others, it is normal to have an occasional episode of awareness during this dream state and realizing that you can not move. This usually clears quickly. The condition of narcolepsy can include these episodes as well as sleep attacks during the day. ...Read more

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Is it true that one of the side effects of hypokalemic periodic paralysis is nephropathy? Why? What's therefore the solution to this? Please explain.

Is it true that one of the side effects of hypokalemic periodic paralysis is nephropathy? Why? What's therefore the solution to this? Please explain.

That's news to me: This is a channelopathy and if you have it, i trust you have already learned how to manage it. Lists in pathophysiology books often include propagated errors, and since "hypokalemic nephropathy" is kidney trouble from low potassium (quite famous), probably this is the source of the error. ...Read more

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Have Bell's palsy, one month so far but noticed my eye brow on side of paralysis is higher than the normal side of face. Is this common or normal?

Have Bell's palsy, one month so far but noticed my eye brow on side of paralysis is higher than the normal side of face. Is this common or normal?

Bell's palsy : Yes. The seventh cranial nerve controls movement of the facial muscles. Paralysis of the face can lead to an inability to close the eye. It is important to protect the eye at night with eye ointment and a patch to avoid injury. You should start to see recovery soon and continue over the next six months. ...Read more

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I am wondering if i may have multiple sclerosis? My symptoms are spinal pain up and down the spine, temporay paralysis, at times sharp pains on the right side of my brain.

I am wondering if i may have multiple sclerosis? My symptoms are spinal pain up and down the spine, temporay paralysis, at times sharp pains on the right side of my brain.

Not necessarily: The pain up and down spine might signify a lhermitte's but usually electrical tingling rather than full blown pain. The paralysis of ms is usually gradual and progressive over days or longer, and the pains over head may be more consistent with migraines, and perhaps some of the other symptoms associated with this also.. Could consider fibromyalgia. Long and short, see your doctor, get diagnosis. ...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


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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