WHAT IS PARALYSIS?
The brain is the most complex organ of the human body. It acts as a manager of the entire body. The brain sends signals to different parts of the body in order for those parts to perform various actions. This process takes place with the help of neurons. Neurons transmit electrical and chemical signals to the body. If some part of the brain gets damaged, the proper transmission of signals is not carried out throughout the body. This can refrain a person from executing movements and actions normally. The proper term used for the loss of the ability to perform any voluntary function in a specific part of the body is paralysis.
Paralysis is a very broad term. It can happen in any part of the body. In some cases, paralysis can spread over the entire body. This can abstain the body from performing any sort of movement at all. Paraplegia and quadriplegia are the two most common types of paralysis. Paraplegia is the paralysis of the lower half of the body and quadriplegia is the paralysis of both, the arms and the legs.
WHAT CAUSES PARALYSIS?
There are various reasons that can play a part in paralyzing one’s body. However, 90% of the time it is related to a dysfunction, disability, or disorder of the nervous system. Moreover, paralysis can also be genetic causing a person to be born with paralysis. A condition called Spina Bifida happens generically. It happens due to the improper and unfinished production of the spine when the baby is still a fetus. This usually occurs during the first month of pregnancy. As the spinal cord also plays an important role in maintaining and regulating the CNS (central nervous system), any damage in the spinal cord can cause complete or partial paralysis.
Moreover, traumatic injuries caused by accidents and other medical-related conditions can also play an important role in causing paralysis. Other than that, autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome can also cause paralysis. Cerebral Palsy is another condition that causes paralysis. This condition occurs due to significant brain damage.
ARE THERE ANY SYMPTOMS OF PARALYSIS?
Paralysis is a very intense condition. Most of the time people figure out they have paralysis after complete damage has been done. That happens because people often let the symptoms go unnoticed and don’t ponder upon them too much. Since the symptoms include involuntary twitches and spasms, muscle weakness, stiffness, numbness, and pain in the area undergoing a paralysis state. People think that it is only happening because of a momentary weakness or other condition and that it may pass. This is why regular medical checkups are important and strongly recommended.
CAN PARALYSIS BE TREATED?
Unfortunately, if the spinal cord is damaged, then paralysis can not be cured. However, the treatment of paralysis depends upon the severity of the condition. Sometimes paralysis can be treated if proper treatment and medications are provided. That only happens if complete muscle loss hasn’t yet occurred. In this case, physiotherapists can help the person to regain control over their body. However, in most cases, paralysis is permanent and remains lifelong. Conditions such as Bell’s palsy can be treated and cured. It can even go away without treatment.
HOW CAN A PERSON DEAL WITH A PARALYSIS PATIENT?
Taking care of a paralysis patient can be a very difficult job. Paralysis often brings other conditions with it which is why paralysis patients must be taken care of by a medical professional. Most of the time, the best option to take care of a paralysis patient is to hire a certified medical attendant. Medical attendants maintain, monitor, and record the vitals of the patient very carefully. They also help the patients regain normal control over their lives by helping them go outside and interact with other people.
WHERE TO LOOK FOR A CERTIFIED MEDICAL ATTENDANT IN KARACHI?
Finding a qualified and trustworthy medical attendant can be a difficult task in present times and conditions. Therefore, “Holistic Healthcare Services” have brought forward the best and the most reliable medical attendants in Karachi and other cities of Pakistan. They have maintained their reputation of providing the best health care service since 2006.