Hemiplegia - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for hemiplegia?

You should consult a neurologist.

2. What is the difference between hemiparesis and hemiplegia?

Hemiparesis is the weakening of the muscles on one side of the body, while hemiplegia is the paralysis of one side of the body.

3. Is there a relationship between hemiplegia and epilepsy?

Hemiplegia involves paralysis of one side of the body due to brain damage on the opposite side, whereas epilepsy is characterized predominantly by seizures due to aberrant electrical activity of the brain.

4. Will my baby be cured from hemiplegia?

No. But there are treatment options that are available to ease some of the symptoms.

5. Will my child have to attend a school for special kids?

Not necessarily. Most of the hemiplegic children can attend traditional schools, except those with extreme mental impairment.

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