Definition of Paralysis:

Loss of ability to move or feel parts of the body, usually due to nerve damage.

Also: Paralysed, Paralyzed

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Alzheimer's Disease

...the condition
“...Problems with basic motor skills such as walking, dressing or eating develop, not caused by weakness or paralysis.  In the later stages of the disease, the patient may forget how to chew or sit up in bed...”
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

...the condition
“...The loss of these motor neurons causes the muscles under their control to weaken and waste away, leading eventually to paralysis.  ALS manifests itself in different ways, depending on which muscles weaken first...”

Aneurysm / Rupture

...the condition
“...In more serious cases, the bleeding may cause brain damage with paralysis or coma.  In the most severe cases, a ruptured cerebral aneurysm can lead to death...”


...related topic
“Any neuropathy affecting primarily blood vessels as angiospasm, angioparalysis, or vasomotor paralysis.”

Anorexia / Starvation Tendency

...the condition
“...Low potassium levels can cause arrhythmia, constipation, fatigue, muscle damage, and even paralysis.  Other possible consequences of extreme weight loss include osteoporosis, infertility, heart damage, and not having menstrual periods...”

Bell's Palsy

...the condition
“Bell's Palsy (BP) is the most common cause of facial paralysis worldwide...”
...related topic
“Facial paralysis of sudden onset and unknown cause normally affecting one side of the face and lasting from weeks to years...”
...relationship to Stroke
“A facial paralysis that has resulted from a stroke is sometimes misdiagnosed as Bell's palsy.”
...recommendation Hydrotherapy
“...With facial paralysis the ability to blink may be disrupted; eyelid closure can be weak or the eye can be stuck wide open...”

Biofeedback a treatment
“...Biofeedback may also be useful for the following health problems ... paralysis...”

Carotid Artery Disease

...the condition
“...Most people with carotid artery stenosis have no symptoms, but if symptoms such as partial paralysis, blindness, or feelings of numbness are present, there is great risk of a major stroke...”

Cold Applications (Cryotherapy) a treatment
“...Cryotherapy is contraindicated when the following are conditions are present ... Paralysis...”

Compartment Syndrome

...the condition
“...and loss of control; Difficulty moving a foot; Foot drop, in severe cases, if nerves of the legs are affected; (Less common) Visible swelling or bulging caused by a muscle hernia; Numbness or paralysis (late signs, often indicating permanent tissue injury...”


...related topic
“Curare-like effect: Paralysis of skeletal muscle.”


...the condition
“...They include severe general weakness, an inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements (ataxia), tremor, partial paralysis, difficulty in hearing, seeing, or speaking (Broca's aphasia), or difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia)...”

Excessive Yawning

...the condition
“...Whatever the physiology behind yawning, it is clear that it is a basic motor behavior; yawning can remain intact in an otherwise paralyzed person, and yawning has been reported in fetuses...”

Food Poisoning

...the condition
“...Left untreated, botulism can lead to paralysis of the arms, legs, trunk, and respiratory muscles...”

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

...our question about Individual weak muscles
“...Progressive weakening or paralysis may occur, typically beginning in the feet, hands or face...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...the condition
“...Arsenic Symptoms include nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, garlic odor on breath, excessive salivation, headache, vertigo, fatigue, paresthesia, paralysis, kidney failure, progressive blindness, and mental impairment...”

Herniated Disc In Lower Back

...the condition
“...severe cases, symptoms of a serious problem can include: foot drop (a foot flops uncontrollably when walking); extreme leg weakness that prevents normal activities; loss of bowel or bladder control; paralysis; numbness around the inner thighs, back of legs, and rectum that keeps getting worse; sexual dysfunction; If you experience any of these serious symptoms, seek medical help immediately...”


...the condition
“...Hypokalemia may be manifested clinically by neuromuscular disorders ranging from weakness to paralysis, by electrocardiographic abnormalities (depression of the T wave and elevation of the U wave as seen on an electrocardiogram), by renal disease, and by gastrointestinal disorders.”

Indian Long Pepper a treatment
“...Indian long pepper is used for the following ... paralysis...”

Marapuama a treatment
“Alternative names: Muira Puama, Potency Wood, Mara Puama, Marapama Indigenous peoples have used marapuama for improving sexual desire, fatigue, neuromuscular problems, paralysis, beriberi, rheumatism, and as a preventive for baldness...”
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...the condition
“...Severe cases – especially those untreated or treated too late – can cause deafness, paralysis, and mental retardation.”

Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness)

...the condition
“...The onset time for Acute Mercury Poisoning is one week or more, at which time the symptoms of numbness, weakness of the legs, spastic paralysis and impaired vision are noted...”

Muscle Cramps / Twitching

...recommendation Marijuana
“Some people claim that cannabis is effective for relieving muscle spasms in general, not just those that result from multiple sclerosis or paralysis.  A book is available on the Internet about this subject called Muscle Spasm, Pain & Marijuana Therapy: Testimony from Federal and State Court Proceedings on Marijuana's Medical Use edited by...”


...the condition
“...Narcoleptics also experience abnormal timing of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep associated with paralysis and hallucinations...”


...the condition
“...If motor nerves are involved, symptoms may range from a slight loss of muscle tone to paralysis with muscle wasting...”
...our question about Paralysis
Paralysis is one of the more severe symptoms of neuritis.”


...the condition
“...In some with this disorder there may also be convulsions and paralysis.  Treatment of Osteonecrosis consists of diagnosing, treating or eliminating the underlying cause...”

Parkinson's Disease

...the condition
“Parkinson's disease (paralysis agitans, shaking palsy) was first described in 1817...”

Post-Polio Syndrome

...the condition
“...Polio (short for poliomyelitis, long ago called infantile paralysis) is a viral disease that disabled or killed thousands of people, predominately children and young adults, each year in the United States and countless others worldwide during the first half...”

Pregnenolone a treatment
“...Another recent groundbreaking study showed pregnenolone was found to dramatically improve spinal cord injuries, even reversing paralysis when given shortly after the time of injury...”

Pulmonary Embolism

...the condition
“...Conditions that may contribute to pulmonary embolism include extended bed rest, surgery, cancer, paralysis and aging...”


...the condition
“...The larynx is paralyzed resulting in an inability to swallow thus drooling and "foaming at the mouth" result...”


...relationship to STD Syphilis
“...The patient gradually progresses toward dementia and paralysis.”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...respiration, and gastric motility; Trigeminal neuralgia – numbness or burning of the face; Glossopharyngeal neuralgia – pain in the back of the throat; Mononeuritis multiplex – weakness or paralysis of various muscles; Kidney problems (tubular interstitial nephritis, renal tubular acidosis – a risk factor for kidney stones, glomerular disease); Gastrointestinal symptoms Swallowing...”

Somatoform Disorder

...the condition
“...Some of these include ... Paralysis...”

Spinal Stenosis

...the condition
“...leg(s); pain or cramping in leg(s) when walking or standing for long periods of time; In severe cases of either cervical or lumbar stenosis, urinary and/or fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction, or paralysis may occur...”


...the condition
“...These symptoms include ... Sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis in your leg, arm, or face...”
...related topic
“...The most common manifestation is some degree of paralysis, but small strokes may occur without symptoms...”

Tick-Borne Disease

...related topic
“...Examples include Babesiosis, Colorado Tick Fever, Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, Relapsing Fever, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tick Paralysis, Tularemia (Rabbit Fever)...”

Vascular Dementia

...the condition
“...For example, if the area affected is responsible for movement of an arm or leg, paralysis might occur...”

Vitamin B1 Requirement

...the condition
“...Deficiency symptoms include ... weak and painful muscles, especially the legs, starting with numb, burning feet, later affecting calves and thighs, may result in paralysis...”

Vocal Cord Paresis / Paralysis

...the condition
“...When one or both vocal cords do not move at all, the condition is called vocal cord paralysis.  Vocal cord paresis can be caused by...”
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