Living with paralysis can be very difficult and crippling. It sets a huge amount of limitation to your working capacity. It is easy to fathom how complicated life becomes and how a person has to be dependent on others for his/ her regular chores. But, people who live with paralysis are very strong and accomplish tasks beyond their limit.
What is it and why does this Crippling Disease affect people?
When a muscle or a group of muscles lose their function it is termed as paralysis. It can come with a loss of sensory function in the affected area too. With the loss of sensory function, the person is unable to feel any stimulus (for example pain) in that area. They are classified as permanent or temporary, general or local, partial or complete.
With paralysis, the person is unable to control muscles which are affected by the disease. There may be localized or generalized loss of sensation in the affected area. There might be weird sensations like numbness and tingling before paralysis actually sets in.
Usually, paralysis is caused by damage to the nervous system. The major causes for paralysis are:
- Stroke (which results due to lack of blood flow to the brain leading to cell death)
- Trauma with a nerve injury
- Poliomyelitis (infectious disease caused by poliovirus)
- Cerebral palsy (group of permanent movement disorders)
- Peripheral Neuropathy (loss of sensation in an area due to an underlying disease such as diabetes)
- Parkinson’s disease (Degenerative disorders of the nervous system affecting motor system)
- Amyotrophic Lateral Disease (wasting of muscles due to death of neurons controlling them)
- Botulism (disease that is caused by a toxin that is generated by a bacterium known as Clostridium Botulinum)
- Spina Bifida (Birth Defect leading to incomplete closure of backbone with spinal cord and its membranes)
- Multiple Sclerosis (Demyelinating disease that results in damage to the insulating cover of the neurons)
- Gullian Barré Syndrome (Rapid muscle weakness caused by the immune system damaging the peripheral nervous system)
- Neurofibromatosis (formation of tumors affecting neurons)
Depending on the cause of the problem the treatment will differ. Doctor might prescribe any of the following
- Surgery or possible amputation
- Muscle relaxants to relieve spastic paralysis
- Portable assistance by devices such as wheelchair and so on.
If the cause of the paralysis is stroke then rehabilitation is the solution post-treatment.
- Physical therapy to learn movement and coordination once again
- Occupational therapy to make the patient do his/her regular chores such as reading, writing, dressing
- Speech therapy to improve speech
- Find a support group and come together with people with common problems so that exchanging thoughts might help in rehabilitation.
- Finally moral and emotional support from friends and family is essential to seek improvement in this condition
Treatment in Homoeopathy
Doliosis D81 Neurol, a Homoeopathic product helps to reduce symptoms of muscle wasting as seen in paralytic conditions. The remedies used to produce this liquid complex acts on the sentient nerves and provide relief. It can be used for all ages safely, without any side effects. Also, it can be taken easily along with other medication.