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Paralytic Attacks

Paralytic attack or paralysis is the loss of the ability to move certain or all body parts, usually due to some problems with the body part to the brain. Depending on the side and number or body parts affected, paralysis can be complete, partial or incomplete, localized, and generalized. Some of the common causes of a paralytic attack are stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, and muscular dystrophy.

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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. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 c...  Read Full »

Will physiotherapy help with my father's paralysis?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had paralysis on his left leg and left hand four days back during nighttime. We approached the neurologist in the daytime. The MRI scan reports showed blood clotting in the in the brain in five spots. But after treatment for four days in the hospital, there was no movement in...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Acute stroke is primarily of two types- 1. Ischemic (in which there is a blockage to the blood supply to any area of the brain due to a clot inside the blood vessel). 2. Hemorrhagic (in which there is bleeding ins...  Read Full »

My mother had a paralytic attack recently and what does her MRI report suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had a paralysis attack four days before at 4:00 in the morning, and after rushing to the hospital a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan was done. I need to consult a doctor about the MRI scan report. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your uploaded magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (image removed to protect the patient's identity) of the brain shows multiple areas of brain insult in both the left and right sides, and in the cerebellum. The features of the lesion in sequences of these images suggest t...  Read Full »

My brother underwent MRI after a paralysis attack. What does his report suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother-in-law got a paralysis attack, and the doctor had done MRI. The details are as follows. Small acute infarct involving left lentiform nucleus extending in the periventricular white matter. Mild diffuse cerebral atrophy with chronic lacunar infarct in the left thalamus and p...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. If he is clinically stable and not admitted, there is nothing serious as such, and he needs to be started on anti-platelet drugs like Aspirin along with cholesterol-lowering drugs like Atorvastatin. He would also ...  Read Full »

My blood pressure is up to 197/100. My doctor keeps giving me Bystolic. Is that safe?

Query: Hello Doctor, My blood pressure is up to 197/100 mmHg. My doctor keeps giving me tablet Bystolic and asked to take it for 10 days. Is that safe? I am a 53 year old male, usually great health.  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your blood pressure is very high. Given your age, you are very susceptible to paralytic attacks and heart attacks and you should not ignore it at all. Tablet Nebivolol (Bystolic) is not enough to control your blood pressure. You need to get some basic tests...  Read Full »

Is a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy considered as disabled?

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching details of a girl. Her left side of the body is not working properly. She cannot hold or pick things from her left hand. She cannot move her left thumb. She walks on her left toes. She cannot stand straight without support on her legs. Attached are the MRI findings. Ple...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This looks like an old ischemic insult to the brain, which has led to cerebral palsy with hemiparesis. Unfortunately, this is an incurable condition, but some changes and improvements can be seen with proper and long-term physiotherapy.   Read Full »

My father is suffering from depression due to paralysis. How to help him?

Query: Hello doctor, My problem does not concern me, but it does concern my father, who has suffered from a rare disease last year, which left him paralyzed from the waist below for a month. Since then, a year ago, he has slowly been recovering, but the problem is that he is depressed and turning towards ...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your father, he is doing the right thing. He is 54 years old. He had suffered from a rare disease last year, and it is taking time for his recovery. He is paralyzed waist below. He has nothing to do when he is alone. He is just laying down throughout the...  Read Full »

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