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Paralysis

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Bell's palsy (facial paralysis) information | myVMC

Bell's palsy is a facial paralysis or paralysis of the facial nerve of unknown cause. It is thought to be caused by viral infection or autoimmune reactions.

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Spina bifida | Novita

Major effects of spina bifida Paralysis of the legs There may be complete paraplegia, or partial or minor paralysis depending on the level of the spinal injury

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Polio virus infection (poliomyelitis) information | myVMC

Polio is a vaccine-preventable virus which causes paralysis or meningitis, usually in children. Poliovirus infection can cause physical disability.

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Polio: what you need to know - myDr.com.au

Polio is an infectious disease that can cause permanent muscle weakness, paralysis, and in severe cases, can be life-threatening.

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Narcolepsy and cataplexy - myDr.com.au

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterised by excessive daytime sleepiness. People with narcolepsy can be struck with urges to sleep several times a day and may suffer from cataplexy - a loss of muscle function or sleep paralysis.

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What you need to know about gastroparesis

What you need to know about gastroparesis 10 September 2014 Gastroparesis, or paralysis of the stomach, is a digestive condition where there is a delay in the emptying of solids and liquids from the stomach

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Narcolepsy

Sleep is important to health and well-being. Sleep health is vital to good health. A lack of sleep affects mood, concentration, memory, weight, driving skills, and quality of life. What is Narcolepsy? Medical sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea (apnea), insomnia, snoring, restless legs syndrome and narcolepsy contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Poor sleep is a major cause of lost productivity and accidents in the workplace, road and at home. Sleep is one of the pillars of good health.

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