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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How to cure left-sided paralysis in my mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has left side paralysis since three years. At the very instant she had it, we started physiotherapy. At that time, we also got an MRI of the brain done, reports of which I am attaching. In the report, it was mentioned that both the ICA are normal and we continued the physiot...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The neck doppler needs to be done to estimate the size of the stenosis. If it is more than 70 %, you will need to take her for a carotid endarterectomy procedure. Right now, I suggest the...  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 icliniq.com. 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 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 icliniq.com.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 done to rule ...  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. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

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 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

What is hypertensive urgency?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 55 year old male. I am diabetic for the past 15 years and I also have high BP. Before 20 to 25 days, while walking I felt like dizziness and I could not climb the staircase. Before my BP was 240/140 mmHg, but now it is 160/100 mmHg. Later on the creatinine and blood urea was also ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that you have accelerated hypertension (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Blood pressure (BP) shoots around 250/140 mmHg, this we called as hypertensive urgency. It could lead to hemorrhagic stroke which could be fatal. Anyway, you are lucky. You...  Read Full »

How to manage lung infection and paralysis after gallbladder surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt had faced an operation of her gallbladder and the doctor said that she is good and the operation is successful. But after 3 days she faced lung infection, on which the current report says that the virus are reduced from 35000 to 16500 in 5 days. Also her right hand and right leg ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns and also had a look at the reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). First of all I like to assure you that current problems can be treated in effective way barring paralysis which will take some time. Regard...  Read Full »

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