Paralysis Symptoms, Treatment, and Causes

Sudden weakness and numbness of half of the body, difficulty in speaking or hearing, nausea or vomiting, hazy or loss of vision in one eye, intolerable headache, imbalance and sudden fall, drowsiness, dizziness are the alarming symptoms to paralysis which may last for few hours to very few minutes and will disappear soon. Even if the symptoms fade off soon, seek medical help quickly, as it may lead to complete paralysis.
Paralysis is the loss of muscle movements and coordination in some parts of the body or half of the body (right or left). Sudden reduction in blood circulation to a portion of brain tissue ends up in loss of brain function. Reduced blood supply may be due to either hemorrhage (rupture of the blood vessel) or due to clotting of blood in blood vessels.

What is paralysis?

Paralysis occurs when you’re unable to make voluntary muscle movements. A nervous system problem causes paralysis.

Uninjured nerves send signals to muscles. Those signals make muscles move. When you’re paralyzed, or have paralysis, you can’t move certain parts of your body.

How common is paralysis?

Approximately 1 in 50 indian, or 5.4 million people, have some form of paralysis.

What are the degrees of severity of paralysis?

Some people experience temporary paralysis and regain partial or full movement over time. For example, Bell’s palsy temporarily paralyzes facial muscles. Palsy is the name for paralysis accompanied by tremors.

Permanent paralysis means you never regain muscle control. The condition is irreversible.

Paralysis can affect any part of the body. It can be:

  • Partial (paresis): You can control some muscles, but not all.
  • Complete: You have no control over any muscles.