Neurological disorders

PARALYSIS

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.

Types:

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.

Causes:

Paralysis is most often caused by damage in the nervous system, especially the spinal cord

Other major causes are:

Stroke
trauma withnerve injury, peripheral neuropathy
poliomyelitis,ALS, botulism
cerebral palsy
Parkinson's disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome.Multiple sclerosis
Spina bifida
Drugs that interfere with nerve function, such as curare, can also cause paralysis

Homeopathy

Homeopathy provides supportive treatment and prevents any further progression of the paralysis. Homeopathy has the best scope in the non-progressive paralysis. It can prevent the paralytic muscles from further degeneration. Moreover, homeopathy acts without any adverse effect and coupled with physiotherapy measures id very effective in rehabilitations and improving the lifestyle of the patients


CONVULSIONS

Convulsions are an abnormal, involuntary contraction of the muscles most typically seen with certain seizure disorders. The term convulsion is sometimes used as a synonym for seizure, but not all seizures are characterized by convulsions.

A person having convulsions appears to be shaking rapidly and without control.During convulsions, the person's muscles contract and relax repeatedly.

The term "convulsion" is often used interchangeably with "seizure," although there are many types of seizures, some of which have subtle or mild symptoms instead of convulsions.Seizures of all types are caused by disorganized and sudden electrical activity in the brain.

Symptoms:

When a person is having a convulsion, they may experience several different symptoms These may include:

a brief blackout
confusion
drooling
loss of bowel/bladder control
sudden shaking of entire body
uncontrollable muscle spasms

Causes:

Convulsions are often caused by disorganized and sudden electrical activity in the brain. Convulsions can be caused

Chemical imbalances in the blood
Infections like meningitis or encephalitis
fevers
head trauma, stroke or lack of oxygen to the brain
Sometimes the convulsion can be caused by genetic defects or brain tumors

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is the best supportive line of treatment in seizures, especially in cases resistant to conventional treatment. Homeopathy would aim at treating not only the symptoms with convulsions but also treating the basic cause of the convulsions. Together it aims at improving the life style of the convulsion patients in a gentle and natural way.