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The recovery depends upon the amount of damage caused over the brain and to which area. There is no hard and fast rule for the recovery, for some individuals it can take few weeks, while months for a few. Your father requires a lot of supportive therapy from you all to help him recover faster.
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Sir my father is 63 years old.he is suffering from paralysis since 5 years old.he is also patient of diabetes as well as high blood pressure. He recives attack of paralysis due to blood pressure every time.his left side is effected by paralysis but he can move his left arm and hand to some extent.his b.p does not remain normal.plz sir help me what shshould I do?? What precautions should I take and how can I cope with this problem. I will b very thank full to you
My Father had a paralytic attack 2 days a go, was given ecosoprin imidiatly after and taken to the hospital. He found the right side a bit sluggish with no grip in the right palm. An MRI scan reveald 2 minor clots in the left brain. He is on medictaion, the clots havnt cleard. His grip on the right palm is minimal. But he has major movements like lifting his arm and leg. Will he be able to recover his grip on the right hand and continue normal activites? How long would the recovery take and what need s to be done? YYYY@YYYY
Hi, I am pregnant 17wks and almost 35years old. I have not taken my thyroid meds in a year. I have graves disease, treated by radioiodine therapy when I was 21. Three years ago, I started to get full body cataplexy drops, expecially after climbing stairs or elevations. Hospitalizations many times ruled out many cardiac and sleep study concerns. It was found that any slight decrease in my postassium level caused the hospitalizations after comparing notes for every visit. The doctor experimented and left me on IV potassium for a week and my levels would not go past 4.0 to make me hyperkalemic at any point, but did not make me feel better. Once the symptoms stopped, I would get released. Finally, they diagnosed me with hypokalemic periodic paralysis and potassium supplement nor potassium sparing diaretic would suffice. It actually made it worse. Ultimately, after discovering that sipping Pedialyte slowly all through the day kept me out of the emergency room, they put me on time released low dose potassium capsules 4x a day (10meq) as well as noting my thyroid levels had finally thrown me into hypothyroid after all these years since therapy. A year ago my TSH w T4 reflex was 1.80 and today it is 13.6. My potassium levels have been fine and I do take B12 monthly injections since I was 20 for pernicious anemia diagnosed by spinal tap a year before the Graves disease. I will see my endocrinologist this week but I am worried that the OB referred me to a maternal/fetal medicine specialist. They are getting familiar with electrolyte imbalances and taking the proper chromosome testing for my age and I await results. I am concerned about possibly getting paralysis attacks and falling while pregnant. It has not happened since I got pregnant, even though I feel awfull and stay in bed or on the couch. I am assuming the thyroid levels contribute to this worse feeling of my life because of my own neglect. I thought thyroid medicines made my heart race and made me have paralysis attacks more often, so I stopped to prove I don t have them as often when not taking Synthroid or Levothryroxine. The only other abnormality any specialist came up with during hospitalizations was a nuerologist noted strange brain waves during the test they make you hyperventilate to go to sleep (I did not sleep, only paralyzed myself) and he noted a small sclerosis on my hippocampus that was missed from a different hospital. I have not followed up with the nuerologist in fear because he had no answer for what causes it. Is it possible that tweaking my thyroid levels with treatment can cause the electrolyte issues to suddenly reappear and make it unsafe to be unattended or exert myself as before, noted by my frequent hospital visits of the past? My second fear is how much worse can it get until I deliver if I do not treat my thyroid? So in short I ponder: Obey doctor and suffer possible hypokalemic paralysis attacks/cataplexy body drops and treat as they come, or can the consequence of not treating my thyroid be more harmful to myself and the baby? I am not sure how bad a thyroid can get over another 20 weeks to guess which suffering of myself is worse, by for the baby, I am not sure how either symptoms can affect him.
Sir, My friend has a neuro problem. There is no movement in his hands and legs last three days. I think it is a paralysis attack. Presently he is admitted in SGPGI, Lucknow but there is no improvement. Will he be perfect? please tell me. I am very upset
Wife is 65 years old and suffers from extreme constipation. She receives excellent medical care, UNC & Duke graduates, but neither her primary physician or her plethora of specialists seem to be able to offer practical suggestions.
Situation resulted from surgery in 2001 four “flat back” syndrome secondary to scoliosis. Nerve damage occurred during surgery with many negative outcomes, such as, chronic pain, bladder and bowel dysfunction, some paralysis in right leg.
She manages well, in spite of, these difficulties and prior to surgery was high functioning in very responsible position.
She takes heavy narcotics for pain which, of course, contributes to her problem. Also, she takes Miralax and copious fluids.
Bowel movements are unpredictable and can take hours to complete. This part of her disability severely constricts her quality of life.
Are there any suggestions, short of a colostomy, which might alleviate her symptoms of constipation, as well as, relieving the constipation itself.
I understand this is a complicated medical situation, but I am interested only in the bowel management issues.
Any suggestions? Any recommendations? Any solutions?
Thanks very much for your time and attention to this problem.
serum creatine is reduced to 3.10 to 1.9 in a week time and blood urea from 85 to 48 and albumin in urine was ++++ the random sugar was 187 and was on insulin since one week prior to which the tablet form was used . bp was 160/90 and was taking bp tablet 40 mg. i am of 62 female got paralysis 6 years back and was alright except small impaired in left leg and hand but negligible . can you advice me for albumin in urine
Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? There was a concern that my 10 year old might have periodic paralysis, about 1 1/2 years ago. It has not been confirmed. This morning he woke up with his head moving from side to side for less than 30 seconds and his legs from knees down shaking. Never happened before. Is that a symptom? Previous symptoms was loss of muslce control in legs.
I am being watched for an enlarged ascending aorta . This was caused by years with a bicuspid aorta valve (which has since been replaced). I have recently developed sleep numbness in my fingers. Could it be related to the ascending aorta?