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Paralysis - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Paralysis in Urdu

فالج جسم کے پٹھوں کی ناکاری کا نام ہے۔ یہ ایسی صورتحال ہے جس میں متاثرہ شخص جسم کے کسی حصے یا پورے جسم کو حرکت دینے کے قابل نہیں رہتا۔ فالج وقتی نوعیت کا بھی ہو سکتا ہے اور دائمی بھی۔ اس مرض کی وجہ دماغ اور پٹھوں میں قائم رابطے میں خلل ہے۔ اس کے علاج میں ادویات کے ساتھ ساتھ ورزش اور ری ھیبیلیٹیشن تھراپی کا اہم کردار ہے۔ ان کی مدد سے مریض کو حرکت کرنے اور معمول کی زندگی کی طرف واپس لانے میں مدد مل سکتی ہے۔ 

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Summary about Paralysis in English

Paralysis is the condition where some or all muscles of the body lose their ability to move. This loss of movement is due to some problems in connection between the muscles and the brain. Paralyzed parts lose their sensation of pain as well. Paralysis can be localized or generalized, short term or life-long and it can affect the body partially or completely. Treatment of this disorder differs according to patient condition and symptoms experienced. Rehabilitation therapies play an important part in bringing back mobility and increasing quality of life.

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Symptoms of Paralysis

Symptoms of paralysis are:

  • Loss of movement in some or all body parts
  • Tingling in affected areas
  • Inability to control muscles in affected areas 
  • Numbness

Causes of Paralysis

Some people can be born paralyzed others may develop it as a result of a disease or injury. Causes of paralysis can be:

  • Spinal cord injury 
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Post-polio syndrome 
  • Defects present by birth 
  • Brain injuries 

Risk Factors of Paralysis

Risk factors for paralysis entail the possible risks that can lead to paralysis. Presence of risk factors increases the probability of disease. However, the presence of one or two factors does not make it certain that one will be affected by paralysis. Risk factors for paralysis are:

  • Aging
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Drug abuse
  • HIV
  • Contraceptives
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Radiations 
  • Chemicals

Preventive Measures of Paralysis

After diseases most common cause of paralysis is injuries. Anyone who wants to avoid paralysis should drive carefully, wear a helmet, and take measures to prevent falls.

Types of Paralysis

There are several types of paralysis and many different classifications as well. 

It can be
Localized: Limited to one part of the body
Generalized: Affecting the entire body 

According to severity, it can be:

Partial: Loss of movement to some extent
Complete: Total loss of movement 

With respect to duration paralysis can be:
Temporary: for short duration
Permanent: Lasting for a lifetime

Paralysis can also be:
Flaccid: Leading to soft flabby muscles
Spastic: Causing stiffness of muscles and spasm