Secondary conditions refer to a range of complications that can occur as a result of paralysis. They include health and medical issues like bowel, bladder, sexual function, and some can be life-threatening if not managed correctly.
The key is knowing your baseline blood pressure, triggers and symptoms.
Understand how paralysis affects bladder management and health.
Paralysis disrupts the bowel system, causing various complications.
DVT is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body.
Pain is a signal triggered in the nervous system that can be debilitating.
Navigate the impact of paralysis on the respiratory system.
A life-threatening condition that arises from the body's response to an infection.
Limited mobility coupled with impaired sensation can lead to pressure sores.
Varies from mild muscle stiffness to severe, uncontrollable leg movements.
Got arm, shoulder or wrist pain? If you're pushing a wheelchair, you are not alone.
Nurse Linda discusses how to manage swelling in the hands and feet.
Candace Cable's personal experience with paralysis and bone fractures.