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Temporary Paralysis

Temporary paralysis is just what is says it is a paralysis that last a short time.  This period of time can be a matter of minutes to months. Usually the term is used to describe paralysis that last a shorter period of time.

The most common type of temporary paralysis is when muscles do not get the blood flow they need such as when sitting or sleeping with an arm or leg in a position that restricts the blood flow. As a result when you try to move that area the muscles will not respond until the blood flow returns.

The reality is that a large percentage of the time paralysis is temporary. Many viruses can cause temporary paralysis. Bell's Palsy is a common type of viral paralysis that effects the muscles in one or both sides of the face. When paralysis is caused by a virus that causes inflammation in the nerves it is not uncommon for the muscles they serve to loose function until the virus runs it course.

Infections can cause temporary paralysis. As with the a virus, the paralysis usually ends with the infection is treated. Sometime nerves can become damaged to the point that there is still some localized paralysis after the infection clears.

Hysteria is a psychological disorder causing physical symptoms including paralysis. There are times that emotional trauma can cause temporay paralysis.



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