Causes and Symptoms of Paralysis

Causes of Paralysis

There is a lot of factors will causes Paralysis. The following is the most common causes of paralysis.

  • Stroke

Stroke will happen when the blood supplies are disturbed and brain cells starved of oxygen, this will cause the brain cells damage. Stroke is more often occur on the people who are older 40 years old and those who smoke and drinks alcohol.

  • Spinal Cord Injury

A part of spinal cord get injury will cause lower side of your body paralysis. It can occur in any age and male and female.

  • Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is more common on women than men. Multiple Sclerosis affect the nerve cell that ability to connect between spinal cord and brain.

 

The following graph had shown the statistic of causes of paralysis:

Statistic comes from http://www.christopherreeve.org

 

Symptoms of Paralysis

Different syndrome or disease causes paralysis may have different symptoms. Paralysis symptoms may accompany with other symptoms. The following is the symptoms of paralysis:

 

  • Muscle numbness
  • Weakness
  • Fever
  • Difficult in memory
  • Difficult in think, talk, read and write
  • Feel a neck pain
  • Change in behavior and mood
  • ¬†Vision problem
  • Difficult to swallow
  • Changes in muscle and bones
  • Memory loss or feel confuse for a short time
  • Headache
  • Difficult to breath
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