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What happens in the brain when one experiences paralysis or numbness on entire body?

When there is symptoms like paralysis OR numbness in entire one side of the body, what are some of the reasons that is caused? Is it high blood pressure OR something else? If it is high BP , what happens with High BP? Does the blood vessels burst in the brain? What kind of specialty doctor could diagnoise and treat this? A neuro specialty or ?
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Paralysis or Stroke may result from either bursting of blood vessels in brain resulting in hemorrhage or occlusion of blood vessel site resulting in ischemic stroke..

Symptoms depend upon site of blockade or bleed, that may be weakness in half of body, numbness,deviation of mouth, slurring of speech, giddiness, vomitting etc.

common causes for stroke are hypertension, diabetes, increase cholesterol, smoking, connective tissue disease, old age, blood clotting disorder

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