Paralysis is a disorder of the muscles. It is caused when there is damage to the nervous system. Paralysis attack occurs mostly when people are extremely stressed and it is a biproduct of high blood pressure. Those having paralysis do not have any sensation to the impacted extremity. Other causes are stroke, nerve injury, cerebral palsy, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson’s disease, etc.
Effects of Paralysis
Changes in behaviour/personality/cognition/ memory
Bladder and bowel dysfunction
Muscle spasm and pain
Problems in balance and coordination
Reduced ability to carry out daily activities
Tight or floppy muscle
Complete loss or weakness of muscle strength
Complete loss/ reduction of sensation
Disturbance in visual ability
Dysfunction paralysis of male/female private parts
The reduced bulkiness of muscles
Reduction in range of movement at joints
Swallowing and speech problems
Foods that are good for paralysis patient
Green leafy vegetables
Pumpkin seeds oil
Treatments Suggested For Paralysis
Physical therapy: Exercises that stimulate muscles & nerves along with treatments using massage and heat.
Occupational therapy: Rotates around examining daily living acts and involves some minor changes in those.
Mobility: Comprises electric and manual scooters and wheelchairs.
Supportive devices: Canes, walkers, and braces.
Assistive technology: Lighting systems, voice-activated computers and telephones.
Adaptive equipment: Special utensils for eating and driving controls.
Home Care By A Trained Attendant
Those living with paralysis or having a loved one with paralysis understand that even the simplest of daily activities become unmanageable and the patient requires assistance and round-the-clock support. Looking after a paralysed family member can be emotionally and physically stressful for the family members thus getting an attendant can give them the much needed relief.
The work of the caregiver is to carry out all activities of daily living from brushing teeth, toileting, bathing, grooming, walk, exercises, massage, feeding, etc. Above all this, the attendant is also a companion for the patient and their support system.