Paralysis

Paralysis

spastic paralysis
Paralysis is a physical disorder in which the muscles are weak or relaxed (or otherwise paralyzed) instead of working normally. Limbs may become paralyzed. Paralysis can occur in one or two muscles, one or more limbs, or the whole body. Paralysis is often accompanied by numbness, but not always. Paralysis can be short-lived or long-term. Paralysis can be a symptom of another disease or a serious disease alone, while paralysis can be so mild and short-lived that we hardly even notice it. It has been found that an average of one in fifty people has mild paralysis.

Cause of Paralysis

The cause of paralysis can be muscular or neurological.
Paralysis is usually triggered by an injury to the nerves, especially a spinal cord (ie spinal cord) injury. Some other causes are stroke, other injuries that may involve neurological damage, polio, Parkinson's disease, ALS, botulism, multiple sclerosis, Gulle-Barre syndrome, congenital syphilis, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, etc.

Many cases of congenital paralysis caused by spina bifida can be completely cured by surgery within 72 hours of birth.
Sometimes there is no actual muscle weakness but symptoms like paralysis can occur. This is called pseudo paralysis.

The child was suffering from paralysis

Paralysis is a physical disorder in which the muscles are weak or relaxed (or otherwise paralyzed) instead of working normally. Limbs may become paralyzed. Paralysis can occur in one or two muscles, one or more limbs, or the whole body. Paralysis is often accompanied by numbness, but not always. Paralysis can be short-lived or long-term. Paralysis can be a symptom of another disease or a serious disease alone, while paralysis can be so mild and short-lived that we hardly even notice it. It has been found that an average of one in fifty people has mild paralysis.

Type change of Paralysis 

Different types of paralysis can occur depending on which muscle or body part is paralyzed, how weak the muscle is, and how much or how many parts are paralyzed over time.

The terms paraplegia, paraparesis, hemiplegia, hemiparesis, quadriplegia, and quadriparesis refer to different types of paralysis. Hemi means one side of the body (from which the word paralysis originates), para means the lower half of the body, and Quadri means four limbs. And plegia refers to complete paralysis and paresis refers to partial weakness.

Leaning, that is, if the muscles are lax, it is called flaccid paralysis, and stiffness or spasm, that is, if the muscles are stiff, it is called spastic paralysis. But in general, the word paralysis is used more in the sense of weakness and laxity.

Ascending paralysis occurs when paralysis spreads upward from the legs, which can occur in Gule-Barre syndrome and paralysis caused by tick bites.

Downward paralysis is reversed and can occur in cases of botulism.
The term palsy is almost synonymous with paralysis but is used to refer to some specific types of paralysis. Like Bell's Palsy etc.
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