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What causes immobility in limbs when suffering from high blood sugar?

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Posted on Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Question: My dad diagnosed with high blood sugar. But now it's in control. Before lunch it was 109 and after lunch it was 136. Only problem is he is not able to move his left limbs. I have uploaded medical reports and medication. Also he is feeling sleepy whole day.
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Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You've dad has a stroke attack.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome to HCM. Thanks for your query.

The MRI brain report of your dad suggest that he suffers from a Stroke attack. This basically means he has clots in the brain blood vessels. This has affected the left side of his body. We call this as hemiplegia.

Now in this situation your father needs to be admitted in hospital under the care of a neuro physician. Beside antiplatelet drugs he will require physiotherapy.

You need to priorities your father's health issues. Blood sugars are under control. But diabetes and stroke management will be treated hand in hand.

Kidney stones can be treated once he recovers from the stroke and fit for surgically intervention.

Hope the answer helps you to make the right decision.

Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Basheer Ahamed (25 minutes later)
I have admitted him to hospital two weeks ago. Also he is getting treatment from physiotherapist. Please check attached medication.
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Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Focal neurological lesion

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have gone through the MRI reports, lab reports and the prescription.

If your concern is about the left side weakness of your dad then you need to understand that the Part of the brain controlling the left part of the body is affected by stroke. This causes weakness and inability to move the limbs. This may improve with physiotherapy.

The list of drugs contain antiplatelet drugs and other supportive drugs. It is rightly prescribed. Continue them and physiotherapy.

I wish him speedy recovery.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards
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What causes immobility in limbs when suffering from high blood sugar?

Brief Answer: You've dad has a stroke attack. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to HCM. Thanks for your query. The MRI brain report of your dad suggest that he suffers from a Stroke attack. This basically means he has clots in the brain blood vessels. This has affected the left side of his body. We call this as hemiplegia. Now in this situation your father needs to be admitted in hospital under the care of a neuro physician. Beside antiplatelet drugs he will require physiotherapy. You need to priorities your father's health issues. Blood sugars are under control. But diabetes and stroke management will be treated hand in hand. Kidney stones can be treated once he recovers from the stroke and fit for surgically intervention. Hope the answer helps you to make the right decision. Regards.