Stroke/Paralysis is defined as the rapid onset of focal neurological deficit resulting from diseases of the cerebral vasculature and its contents. Stroke represents the third most common cause of death in developed nations. The prevalence of stroke in India is approximately 200 per 100,000 persons and 9.94% of total deaths.
Types of Paralysis
  • Facial Paralysis – loss of strength and mobility of facial muscles.
  • Monoplegia – loss of strength of one limb.
  • Hemiplegia – affecting one side of the body.
  • Paraplegia – Paralysis of both legs.
  • Quadriplegia – Paralysis of all four limbs.
Causes of Paralysis
  • Brain tumors
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension
  • Brain injury due to accident or trauma
  • Brain infection.
Symptoms for Paralysis
  • Loss of strength of limbs
  • Dropping of eyelid and mouth deviation in case of facial paralysis
  • Bowel and Bladder may be affected in severe cases.
  • Impaired movement of hands and legs.
  • Instability mental function.
  • Speech may be affected (slurred speech)
  • Vision blurriness or double vision.
  • Numbness of limbs.
Diagnosis for Paralysis
  • Symptomatic- When you lose a function of
  • your hands or legs
  • MRI