An acute paralysis is a serious and life-threatening condition due to failure of our nervous system. The cause can be a blood clot, an infection or a tumor in the brain. You should always contact your doctor immediately for emergency paralysis.
A sudden paralysis of a leg, arm or face is always due to failure of our nervous system - and usually failure of the brain. The reason that the brain fails may be a blood clot, a bleeding, a tumor or brain infection.
The most common cause of acute paralysis is a blood clot in the brain. The term "blood clot in the brain" covers both a real blood clot and a bleeding in the brain. In either case, the blood supply fails to part of the brain and paralysis occurs.
A blood clot in the brain can be removed - either by means of a solution that dissolves the blood clot or mechanically. To prevent permanent damage to the brain, remove the blood clot as soon as possible - every minute counts.
Various infectious diseases can cause paralysis. The most well-known is the tick bite infection, but also meningitis and cerebral inflammation can cause paralysis.
A tumor in the brain can also cause paralysis, as the tumor can damage the nerve supply to the arms, legs or face.