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Paralysis is the loss or impairment of voluntary muscular power. Paralysis can result from either diseases involving changes in the makeup of nervous or muscular tissue or those that are the result of metabolic disturbances that interfere with the function of nerves or muscles.
Depending upon the cause, paralysis may affect a specific muscle group or region of the body or a larger area may be involved.
When only one side of the body is affected, the condition is known as hemiplegia. In other instances, both sides of the body may suffer the effects, leading to diplegia or bilateral hemiplegia. When only the lower limbs are affected by paralysis, it is called paraplegia. When all four limbs are affected, it is referred to as quadriplegia. The term palsy is sometimes used to refer to the loss of muscle power in a body part.
Paralysis is most often caused by damage in the nervous system, especially the spinal cord. Other major causes are stroke, trauma with nerve injury, poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson's disease.
Paralysis is one of those diseases which need quick treatment and care. The body is said to be in paralyzed stage when there is complete loss of muscle function for one or more group. This is mainly caused because of the damage caused to the nervous system. Minor paralysis can be cured easily, but the major ones need more time to be cured.
In Ayurveda , Paralysis is describe as paksaghata which comes under 80 Nanaatmaja vata vikara in which body connection with brain is lossed leads to paralysis of half or full body, pain at joints, loss of function along with loss of sensation or consciousness took place.
In spite of the various treatment modalities available, Ayurveda has proved or stands to be one of the most effective treatment methodologies for the best possible recovery in Paralysis condition.