The concept of paralysis It comes from the Latin paralysis, which in turn derives from a Greek word. It's about the missing or reduced movement from some body region. The term also refers to the suspension of a process, a task or a function.
For example: "The pilot suffers from paralysis as a result of the accident", "The child was born with cerebral palsy and died within a few hours", "The paralysis of economic activity is evident".
When there is partial or mild paralysis, we talk about paresis , which is usually described as a situation where the muscles are weak. Paresis is a symptom of several diseases, such as multiple sclerosis .
Among the different forms of paralysis, those that arise for neurological reasons and that are systematic can be mentioned. The paraplegia (a disease which produces paralysis of the lower extremities of the body), the hemiplegia (motor disorder that affects a vertical half of the body) and the tetraplegia (caused by a problem in the spinal cord that generates paralysis, whether partial or total, of the extremities).
There are paralysis, on the other hand, that arise from a disorder that affects a nerve and that qualify as peripheral. In these cases, the median nerve paralysis Yet the radial paralysis
In the same way, we cannot ignore the talk of what is called Bell's palsy. This can be defined as an episode in which the muscles of one of the two sides of the face are temporarily paralyzed as a result of inflammation and subsequent compression of the nerves on that side of the face.
There are several causes that can lead to a person suffering from this disease, which can be present in any person and especially in adults. Among those are from an infection (influenza, herpes, mononucleosis ...) to Lyme disease which is an infection transmitted by ticks.
The most clearly determining symptoms that show that a person is being affected by Bell's palsy are the following: headache, weakness, dryness or difficulty moving an eye, notable changes in saliva production, problems with time to savor food ...
Rest, tranquility, time and some medications to reduce inflammation are the measures that doctors take to get their patients to overcome the aforementioned kind of paralysis. It is important to underline that, although those who suffer from it may be a little scared, they should know that they will recover fully in an approximate period of between one to three months.
To achieve this in the shortest possible time they must carry out some simple tasks such as resting a lot and eating as balanced as possible.
He Parkinson disease , on the other hand, is usually mentioned as a agitating paralysis . This neurological disease produces tremors, stiff muscles and the inability to perform voluntary movements effectively.
The cerebral palsy Finally, it is a disorder of permanent characteristics that affects the psychomotor development of the person.