The Body Is Often Stiff And Looks Like A Blank In Stroke Sufferers?
good afternoon, my father has had a stroke for 2 years, he had a stroke on the right side of the body (66 years). Recently, he has often stiffened his muscles, both legs and arms, until he is in pain and sometimes stupefied, as if unconscious, staring blankly. I wonder why? he usually has cold weather, he has taken the muscle relaxant Zitanid. Thank you
Thank you Valeria for the question on the HealthReplies.com forum, stroke is a disease condition in which the occurrence of blood vessel disorders in the brain causing various nerve functions to be disturbed. In this condition, several other disorders such as muscle problems can arise. Muscles that are not moved over time will shrink or become stiff. However, muscle stiffness can also be caused by other conditions such as muscle cramps or spasms. Muscle cramps are often characterized by the condition of the muscles that harden and then feel painful. Where this condition is usually caused by impaired blood flow, cold conditions, overuse of the muscles involved, dehydration, electrolyte disturbances, or other conditions.
In this condition can usually be helped by stretching the muscles involved, consuming adequate fluids, doing massage, or can use certain drugs. Regarding the drug that you mentioned, it contains an active ingredient in the form of tizanidine which is useful in reducing muscle tension in its users. In such a situation, it is advisable to consult with the relevant neurologist so that a re-examination of the condition of your parents can be carried out and to adjust the dose of medication to achieve the desired therapeutic condition.
Here is an article about muscle cramps
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