Paralysis

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Symptoms/Description

Paralysis is when a part of you body doesn’t work.  The muscles get stiff and the nerves to that part of the body do not talk to the muscles. The paralysis can affect just half of your body for example, then people can’t walk.  It can also affect just a small part of your body.  For example, people can’t talk very well because the muscles in their mouth won’t move. Also, paralysis can affect the whole body. This means you need constant help and perhaps a machine to help you breathe.

A person may become paralyzed if they have a disease like Muscular Dystrophy and Myositis.  Muscular Dystrophy is a hereditary disease.  Myositis is inflammation in the muscles.  If you have an accident like a car accident or fall off a roof you can become paralyzed. You can also become paralyzed if you have a stroke.

Problems/Difficulties

Paralysis affects part of the brain and the nervous system that is connected with the muscles.  When this is not working properly that part of the body cannot move.  Almost all the people that are paralyzed need help from a nurse to give them  physical therapy.  

Assistance/Solution

Sometimes being paralyzed can be cured.  When they work in physical therapy they regain the use of that part of the body. However, there is not a specific treatment for these disease.  Steroid medications are given to the people with paralysis.  Giving massages to them is also helpful.  Other people accept there will be no cure and use wheelchairs.

 

Works Cited
“Paralysis.” Health Encyclopedia, Cavendish Square Digital, www.cavendishsquaredigital.com/article/11367/paralysis. Accessed 5 Jan. 2017.

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