Paralysis

A loss of the ability to move one or more of his or her muscles is called paralysis. Paralysis can be partial or complete, localized or generalized, and temporary or permanent. A tingling or numbing feeling is usually felt before the loss of function. Stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and congenital disabilities are some of the most common causes of paralysis.

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Is it essential to get a COVID vaccine in a patient with a paralytic attack and asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, A patient with diabetes (ten years), BP (26 years) and 26 years before the paralytic attack in the left side, and dementia (he cannot recollect the person, object, day or night) is not bedridden. He will do his routine based on the repeated commands that are given. For the last three yea...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. I appreciate you for explaining everything in detail. This helps in proper assessment. I will answer the queries you asked in the same sequence. Please share the diagnosis of asthma. There are different severi...  Read Full »

After a stroke, my mother's right side body is paralyzed. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is in her early 60s. She has had type II diabetes for more than ten years, and she has also suffered from the stroke in the past. I want a doctor's opinion about her current situation. Her present situation is as follows: Paralyzed on the right side of her body. She cannot stan...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through the provided details and understand your concerns.Although it is almost difficult to pronounce an opinion without seeing a patient, from the available description, it appears that her stroke on left side of the brain (which affects the right side of bod...  Read Full »

After a paralysis attack, my uncle's right side vision is not perfect. Is this a permanent disability?

Query: Hello doctor,Four years ago, my uncle had a paralysis attack on the right side of the body. He has recovered now, except his right eye vision. He can clearly see straight and left, but not the right. He cannot see full 180 degrees. His age is 48 now. Is this a permanent disability or it can be cured...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stroke or paralysis results from hampered blood supply to the brain. Usually, the motor functions or muscle movements recover over time. However, the visual pathways are very slow to recover and recovery is suboptimal. So, the field defect that he has will persist and com...  Read Full »

Is it preferable to do surgery for an intradural extramedullary lesion?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is diagnosed to have partial agenesis of corpus callosum and colpocephaly. Also, there is late onset of seizures with nodular intradural extramedullary lesion seen at L1 body and L1-L2 disc level with significant conus and caudal compression or displacement to the left side. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think that the condition can be treated with medical management as the nodular growth measuring around 25 mm (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and causing pressure symptoms over the adjacent spinal cord. It is possible that if not surgically correc...  Read Full »

My dad is on a ventilator after brain surgery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My dad had a brain hemorrhage surgery last week. He is still on the ventilator and is just having body moment. There is right side paralysis and left side head surgery. There is no eye moment. My father also has high blood pressure. What should I do? Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a serious and critical state. Now, he must be having a big hemorrhage requiring surgery, so the results are variable. I suppose he is on the right line of treatment and once he improves, he can be taken off the ventilator. But, the battle does not end here. Foll...  Read Full »

My father has blood along with urine. How to help him?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 74 years old. He met with a road accident about 3.5 years back and had suffered a brain injury. A craniotomy and cranioplasty were performed. Since then, he has been in a persistent vegetative state. He is completely paralyzed and continuously on nursing care. He is fed by...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Relax and do not worry. The reason for bleeding might be due to a small injury while changing the suprapubic catheter. You can go to some local doctor or can call a doctor at your home and ask him to change the suprapubic catheter. I think antibiotics are not required at...  Read Full »

What causes right side paralysis with high blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is suffering from right side paralysis. The patient is unable to speak and communicate. Also, the BP level is too high. What is your advise?  Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your right side paralysis, communication difficulty along with high blood pressure, I strongly believe that you have developed brain infarction following a cerebrovascular accident. In view of this, please do the following test. CT scan, ECG and chest x-ray...  Read Full »

Do I get paralysis due to back pain and shivering in left leg?

Query: I m 28 yrs old i met an accident last year due to this there is injury in my back bone disc l5 and S1. Doctor has done the surgery but i have pain in my back for last 1 week i want to that is their is big issue. My left leg has also have some pain and severing i m tensed that can i get paralysis due...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello I read your concern...The injury what you had at the time of accident would have got corrected following surgery. So don't keep that thing in mind. Back pain can occur due to various reason... So need to know what got you current pain and correct it... Even a simple unaccustomed posture can l...  Read Full »

Why is there a loss of concentration with the numbness of both the arms and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, My father, 20 days back, on steadily increasing loss of concentration and ability to form sentences, felt very sleepy after using the brain. He had gaps in memory, short term memory seems nonexistent, waking blackouts (walked away from work and drove home with no recollection, and found ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about the symptoms: 1. Did these symptoms happen in episodes? As you mentioned: 20 days back, then four days ago, then three days ago, then two days ago, and one day ago? or Were the symptoms persistent continuously for these 20 d...  Read Full »

Why are there back pain, numbness in my legs, headache, memory loss, and weakness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old female of 5.2 feet and 58 kg. I have a history of back pain, numbness in both legs and body, feel like to be paralyzed with headache, memory loss, and weakness. I feel tired every day, and have pain in feet when start to step into the ground. Occasionally there is diff...  Read Full »


Dr. Shrikant Ega

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You probably have a prolapsed disc, which is causing a severe compression over the nerves. That is why you are feeling numb, paralyzed, and unable to perform. It would help if you underwent an x-ray and MRI of lumbosacral spine for further evaluation and treatment. In t...  Read Full »

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