Insomnia Lifestyles and Home Remedies

Lifestyle Modifications

If you suffer from insomnia, then you need to avoid substances that worsen it. These may include:

  • Alcohol – A drink of alcohol may make it easier for some to fall asleep. However, alcohol often causes shallow sleep rather than a real adequate refreshing sleep. This can likely cause you to wake up during the night.
  • Some prescription and OTC drugs that can interrupt your disrupt sleep. These can include allergy or cold medications. Consult with your doctor about using medications that will not cause sleep disruption.
  • Tobacco, caffeine, tobacco, and other pick-me-uppers availed taken too close to bedtime – The effect of these stimulants can last up to 8 hours.

Create positive bedtime habits that causes you too fall asleep easier and help you get uninterrupted sleep. Apply and stick to a routine that enables you wind down and relax before bed. This can be taking a hot bath, listening to relaxing music or reading a book.

Time your regular exercise for at least 5 to 6 hours prior to bedtime. Avoid drinking a lot or eating heavy meals before sleeping time.

Make your sleeping room as conducive to sleep as possible. Keep your lights low or dim or even off when you wind down. Keep yourself from distractions like a pet, computer or TV. Keep your room temperature comfortable and refreshingly cool. Keep your room quiet and insulated from outside noise.

Try to normalize your sleeping habits. This may mean going to sleep around the same time each night and waking up around the same time each morning, seven days a week. Try to stay away from alternating schedules or night shifts and other things that disturbs your sleeping schedule.

 

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Migraines – Tests and Diagnosis

Even if it’s a relatively common condition (10 million reported doctor visits for migraine complaint), doctors have a hard time diagnosing migraine. There is really no precise way of diagnosing migraines. The approach doctors use to diagnose this condition is to perform procedures and use questionnaires to rule out other illnesses and diseases that also produce the same symptoms and signs. Diagnosing migraines is so difficult that only about 50% of individuals who fit the description of migraines have been verifiably diagnosed with the condition. Based on your symptoms, doctors will utilize various kinds of tests Therefore, depending on your migraine symptoms, doctors may use a range of tests to come up with a diagnosis of migraine.

One approach physicians utilize is to induce a migraine on the patient so that the physician may observe the patient’s migraine symptoms. This approach is called the “migraine provoking test.” This test entails the patient doing some activity that will trigger his migraine. This can be the taking of medicines that trigger his migraine or eating foods like chocolates that cause him a migraine.

Questionnaires – Some doctors use an assessment or questionnaire to help them come up with a migraine diagnosis for the patient. Some of the questions you may see in the questionnaire may include:

Angiography – There are doctors who will use a diagnostic test called angiography to diagnose migraines and other type of head problems. Angiography is a type of X-ray exam where a catheter is inserted into the elbow or groin of the patient and is pushed up to the blood vessels of his neck or head. A dye is also introduced into the blood and a camera known as a fluoroscope takes pictures of the dyed blood flowing in the neck and head. This test is also used to detect clots, aneurysms, as well as narrowing arteries.

X-ray- An x-ray test is done to ascertain whether unknown injuries in the head are causing the migraine symptoms.

Chemistry screen – This is a test to determine if you have specific substances in your bloodstream to identify imbalances that may be causing symptoms of migraines.

Other diagnostic tests may be performed which will be based on the symptoms you are showing. Keeping a journal or diary of your migraine symptoms and attacks are therefore important in helping the doctor determine whether or not you suffer from migraine headaches.

 

High Blood Pressure – Preparing for your Appointment

The need to closely cooperate with your doctor will lead to a better management of your high blood pressure. In order to be better prepared for your incoming doctor’s appointment, you can follow some of the tips listed below.

Have a spouse, friend or family member accompany you to your appointment

Bringing along someone close to you may help provide support and help you remember important information that you may have forgotten or inadvertently omitted that can help the doctor correctly diagnose and treat you. Your companion can also be there to write down all the important notes while you confer with your doctor enabling you to fully concentrate on your conversation with your doctor.

Come prepared with your medical records

If possible, you need to bring all your past medical records to your appointment. Your doctor will review all of them to better assess your condition. The medical history should consist of the medical procedures you have undergone in the past. These can include past surgeries and treatments, all the health problems you’ve experienced before and your family’s medical history.

Bring a notebook to list down information in your appointment

During your appointment, your physician will shed important information that you may need to remember and follow. The best way not to forget them is to write down every important information your doctor will tell you. You can then follow exactly your doctor’s instructions. If you bring along someone with you, he or she may be the one writing the important things you’re doctor is saying whilst you talk to your doctor. When talking to your doctor, you need to be clear enough in order for the doctor to exactly understand what you’re saying.  Furthermore you need to likewise fully understand all the information the doctor relates. If you do not understand what you’re doctor’s telling you, you may ask him to rephrase the information he’s giving until you fully understand everything he says.

Talk to your doctor openly about your problem

If your physician has established that you have high blood pressure, the next step is to figure out ways with your doctor to remedy the problem. Some of the aims to better control your blood pressure and keep it at a normal level are to:

  • Determine if your blood pressure is always at a normal level. This will mean taking constant measures to prevent it from spiking up.
  • Talk with your physician about the antihypertensive drugs that effectively control your condition and monitoring their side effects to regulate or prevent those side effects as well.
  • Cooperate with your physician if your treatments are ineffective so that changes need to be made.

To help you ask the right questions to your doctor. Below are some of the queries whose answers might give you a better understanding and insight to your blood pressure problem.

  • What blood pressure range should I normally strive for?
  • What are the current readings of my blood pressure?
  • What medications will best address my hypertension? What side effects would I expect from them?
  • What other medications can I take if the recommended ones do not effectively work for my condition? Are there generics for these medications you prescribe
  • What other approaches should I try to help better manage my high blood pressure?
  • What test should I undergo?
  • What foods should be eaten or avoided to help with my blood pressure?
  • What types of physical activities are safe or advisable for my health?
  • Do I need regular appointments to better manage my condition?
  • With my other health problems, what approaches are best in properly handling all my conditions?
  • Do I need to consult with a heart specialist?
  • Do you have printed materials about my condition I can bring at home?
  • Are there websites that provide the best sources of information for my high blood pressure?

Other questions you may have that are not included in the above list should also be asked to your doctor.

Besides answering your questions, your physician will also ask you questions that need to be answered by you as truthfully and honestly as possible. Some questions may require you to ponder their answers and so you need to take your time in answering them properly.

Some questions your doctor may ask can include:

  • When was your last blood pressure check up? What were your blood pressure readings during that time?
  • Are you a smoker?
  • Do you drink alcohol? How many times in a day do you drink?
  • What foods do you eat?
  • Do you exercise?
  • Do you have family members living or dead that suffer or have suffered from heart diseases, hypertension or high cholesterol?

 

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Gastritis Definition

Gastritis is a gastrointestinal condition that is marked by inflammation or irritation of the mucosa or stomach lining. It often leads to vomiting, nausea, stomach tenderness and pain.

Types of Gastritis

Though symptoms may be similar gastritis has actually two types: acute gastritis and chronic gastritis. Acute gastritis happens when inflammation of the mucosa develops suddenly.  When a person has experienced this condition for a long time or has developed it gradually or and comes and goes over time, his gastritis is considered chronic gastritis.

Gastritis can also be differentiated at to its cause or to its location. It can be caused by external factors like fungus, parasite, virus or bacteria or it can affect a certain location of the stomach lining like the pylorus (lower part), body (middle part) or cardia (upper part).

Acute gastritis is also known as stress gastritis. It can come about due to the following:

Injury (as in surgery)
Infection
Severe stress
Taking in a poison or a corrosive substance
Medications like NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
Alcohol intake

Acute gastritis if not treated properly and if it’s caused by drugs, alcohol or stress can turn into a chronic problem (chronic or erosive gastritis). Chronic gastritis is identified by the erosion and inflammation of the stomach lining. People tend to develop acute gastritis more compared to chronic gastritis.

Chronic gastritis has three forms:

Type A chronic gastritis – This occurs usually in the body of the stomach. It often arises due to an autoimmune system disorder like vitamin B12 deficiency (also called pernicious anemia).
Type B chronic gastritis – This is the most commonly occurring type of chronic gastritis. It occurs usually in the pylorus or lower part of the stomach. Type B chronic gastritis also usually comes about due to H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) infection.
Type AB gastritis – As seen in its name this type of chronic gastritis is a combination of the Types A and B and forms in the pylorus as well as in the stomach body.  It can also be associated to an H. pylori infection.

Gastritis Incidence and Prevalence

Gastritis can affect all types of people and is a very common gastrointestinal (GI) problem. It is diagnosed in about 10% of patients who are in the emergency room requesting treatment for their stomach pain.
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Eczema Complications

There can be health complications associated with eczema. One of the most typical eczema complications is skin infection due to constant scratching. The complications that can come with eczema include:

  • Infections – People with eczema are very susceptible to skin infections like impetigo. These skin infections are often caused by pathogens like herpes simplex and staphylococcal infection entering the skin. Breaks in the skin occur from persistent scratching of the itchy areas giving the pathogens a way inside the skin. Symptoms of skin infection can include fever blisters, cold sores, bumps filled with pus and skin redness. If you observe these symptoms report them immediately to your doctor
  • Neurodermatitis – This skin disorder is the result of persistent itching that causes skin discoloration, thickening rawness and redness of the affected skin. This condition is innocuous but it can lead to the permanent thickening and discoloration of the skin. Scarring due to constant scratching can also result from this condition.

Lifestyle Consequences

  • Self-Confidence – A lot of eczema sufferers are affected emotionally from their skin condition. They may become self-conscious and embarrassed and therefore may suffer from low self-esteem. The relief of their emotional stress and the proper treatment can make these sufferers cope better with their problem.
  • Discomfort – Eczema sufferers reluctant to exercise or avoid it altogether since sweating makes their symptoms (itching) worse. To offset this problem, clothe yourself in layers so your sweat can be properly absorbed and you may cool down immediately after you exercise. If you’re experiencing a flare-up of your eczema, avoid any rigorous physical activity.
  • Eye Complications – Some of the eye complications that can come from eczema include:
    •  Blepharitis
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Watering of the eyes
    • Hyperpigmented eyelids
    • Dennie-Morgan fold (that is the extra fold of skin under eye).

Other complications one can develop from eczema include:

  • Warts
  • Allergic shiners
  • Lichenification due to constant rubbing and scratching
  • Molluscum contagiosum

 

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Causes of Heart Palpitations

You experience heart palpitations when your heart starts to pound or flutter or when it begins to beat very fast. Heart palpitations can be the result of exercise, fear, medicines and stress and can also arise due to a medical issue. The good news is that a majority of heart palpitations are not signs of dangerous complications.

Environmental

Certain environmental factors can induce heart palpitations. These factors may include strong emotional reaction to a person or a situation. Situations that foster feelings of nervousness or anxiety such as an upcoming event can cause heart palpitations. These situations cause typical fight or flight reactions that automatically trigger physiological changes like rapid a heart beat to prepare the body for action. Exercise whose aim is for you to sweat profusely like aerobic exercise will cause heart palpitations and other positive benefits such as a stronger heart. Cigarette smoking or intake of too much caffeine can lead to heart palpitations in some individuals.

Drugs

Intake of certain medications and illegal drugs like cocaine or methamphetamines will greatly enhance a person’s heart rate. When a person overdoses, we will suffer severe heart palpitations that may result in a stroke or heart failure. Cold medicines with pseudoephedrine added in them can also generate heart palpitations since the pseudoephedrine is a stimulant. Certain medicines for asthma also have stimulants that cause the heart to beat strongly. A lot of diet pills also contain pseudoephedrine and other types of stimulants that can cause heart palpitations.

Diseases

Heart palpitations and an increased heart rate can signify certain types of medical conditions. A person suffering from hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid gland can have symptoms like tachycardia and palpitations. Tachycardia is a condition where the heart beats greater than 100 beats per minute.

When the heart’s electrical signals become dysfunctional, the person may experience heart arrhythmia. This condition may mean a damaged or weak heart probably due to problems like heart failure or mitral valve prolapse. People with arrhythmia can show symptoms like an accelerated or slowed down heart beat or palpitations.

Hyperventilation

This condition happens when one experiences an anxiety or panic attack. Hyperventilation symptoms and signs include deep-over and rapid breathing followed by heart palpitations. Besides panic attacks, hyperventilation can be due to lung or heart damage or infection, internal bleeding, pulmonary embolism, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Heart palpitations and hyperventilation can also occur from conditions such as sepsis and pneumonia. When a person experiences a shallow and rapid breathing cycle, he allows too much carbon dioxide levels to build up in his body. This then causes the heart to beat strongly and rapidly.

 

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Depression – Treatment and Drugs

The commonly used two major and conventional types of depression treatments included here are psychosocial therapies and medical therapies. Psychosocial treatments consist of psychoanalytically oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy. Medical treatments include intake of antidepressant drugs and hospitalization. Other conventional medical treatments for depression include electroconvulsive therapy, vagus nerve stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation. The more popular natural alternative treatments for depression include herbs, vitamin therapy, exercise, massage and acupuncture.

Psychosocial therapies:
Psychoanalytically Oriented Therapy – An expensive and long mode of treatment for depression, psychoanalytically oriented therapy tackles the root of a patient’s depression. It delves deep into the thoughts of the patient to look for the main cause that made the patient develop anger with himself. Psychoanalytically oriented therapy focuses on the patient’s past and treatment can last for several years. The patient needs to consistently visit the therapist on prescheduled appointments.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – This therapy focuses on why the patient has a negative attitude that has lead to his state of depression. The focus of this type of therapy is the excessive rejection and self-criticism which the person has towards himself that have lead to his depressive condition. These have caused the patient to become solitary shunning company, foisting loneliness and thereby adding more sadness to his depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy endeavors to take out the negative thoughts the patient has against himself. One other approach that is associated with this therapy is giving the patient take-home activities to help him break his habit of negative thinking.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) – This is a growing popular type of psychosocial treatment that stresses the importance of rectifying present social dysfunction. This therapy is a short-term treatment typically continuing for about 3 to 4 months. It concentrates on fixing present psychological problems that lead to problems in social relationships.

Medical Therapies

Hospitalization – This type of treatment is often for emergency purposes. Emergency purposes do not necessarily mean that the patient was about to commit suicide or homicide, it sometimes entails the inability of the patient to handle his own basic necessities like clothing, shelter and food by himself. It is also done when the patient needs to undergo a medical diagnostic procedure.

Antidepressant Drugs – These drugs are a basic part of conventional medical treatment. However, medical professionals are now beginning to doubt as to the efficacy of this type of therapy since the side effects of these drugs are oftentimes more serious than the depression itself. Moreover, the patient needs to be closely observed while under these kinds of medication.

Other Kinds of Depression Treatments

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) – This therapy allows pulses of electricity to go through the brain to stimulate and elevate the levels of neurotransmitters in the patient’s brain.  This therapy produces immediate positive effects by relieving a lot of the symptoms and signs of depression. Typical side effects of this procedure are transient confusion in the patient lasting for some minutes to hours and temporary memory loss. This therapy is used for patients who don’t respond to medications and who are very likely to commit suicide. This can be used for pregnant women and the elderly who cannot take or tolerate medications.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation – A therapy that again utilizes electrical impulses coming from a pulse generator placed in the body through surgical implantation to boost the mood impulses of the brain. This is also availed of if the patient does not respond to medications or to other therapies.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation – With this procedure, magnetic fields stream to the brain to modify brain activity. It uses an electromagnetic coil held on top of the patient’s head to produce pulses of mild electricity in the brain. This treatment is also given to patients who do not respond well to antidepressants.

Natural Alternative Treatments for Depression

St. John’s Wort – This herb is for more superior in the treatment of depression than any kind of antidepressants available today. Numerous studies regarding St. John’s wort have shown it to be many times effective than any pharmaceutical medications.  And the best part is that this herb has no side effects whatsoever.

Vitamins B and D – These are supplements that are responsible for bettering the mood of a person as well as improving brain function. For a depressed patient, enhancing the intake of these vitamins can help lessen his depression symptoms and make him start feeling better quickly. Fish, whole grains, beans, eggs, leafy and greens are foods rich in vitamin B and D.

Exercising – Twenty minutes of continuous aerobic exercise at least five times a week can help produce and release beneficial chemicals in the brain like endorphins to make you feel calm, soothed and relaxed and eventually help the person recover from depression.

Massages – Massages have the same therapeutic effect as exercises as they also help produce and release endorphins in the body.  This is verified by studies that have shown that massages lead to the lessening of stress in the mind and body. Regular massage can pave the way in helping a depressed person recover his cheerful and normal disposition. With massage, cortisol and other stress hormones are reduced in the body lessening the symptoms of depression and uplifting a person’s mood and disposition.

Acupuncture – One of the most underrated of therapies. Acupuncture is a great way to feel relaxed and energized at the same time.  A qualified practitioner can greatly lessen the severity of depression that a patient experiences. Acupuncture stimulates the production and release of natural “feel-good” chemicals like endorphins and enkephalins that alter one’s mood for the better. Acupuncture is one the most effective and safest ways to treat depression.

Colitis Complications

Some of the complications that can arise from colitis include toxic megacolon, pancolitis and blood transfusions. Patients who have ulcerative colitis confined to the end of the proctosigmoid or left colon (proctosigmoiditis) or to the rectum (proctitis) rarely come up with complications. For those with a wider ranging condition, weak blood flow can occur resulting in anemia. This may necessitate treatment with iron augmentation or for worse cases, blood transfusions. When serious inflammation happens, the colon (although rarely) can expand to a large size. This is what is clinically termed a toxic megacolon. Toxic megacolon can cause severe symptoms like malnutrition, dehydration, abdominal distention and pain and fever. If medication fails to improve the condition of the patient suffering from this disease, immediate surgery is usually required to prevent the rupturing of the colon.

Cancers

Another worse complication that can stem from chronic ulcerative colitis is colon cancer. A person with longstanding colitis for up to 10 years is at high risk for cancer. Acute ulcerative colitis patients are not at risk of developing colon cancer. Patients having chronic active pancolitis for 10 years or more are at significant risk for colon cancer. The risk of colon cancer is also high for patients with chronic colitis that is restricted to the left side of the colon although not as higher risks as those with chronic pancolitis.

The occurrence of colon cancer related to ulcerative colitis rise the longer the disease stays. At 10 years of the disease the percentage rate of cancer cases is about 2.5%, at 30 years the number is at 7.6% and at 50 years, 10.8%. Patients with family histories positive for cancer of the colon, extensive colon involvement, long bouts of colitis and PSC (primary sclerosing cholangitis) are at high risk of also developing colon cancer.

Patients suffering from chronic ulcerative colitis for 8 years or less should get annual colon examinations. Early diagnosis and treatment can also mean early detection and treatment of colon cancer. A colon examination will entail biopsies or extracting of sample tissues to check for any development of precancerous cells in colon’s lining. The existence of precancerous cells will entail colectomy or removal of a part of the colon to ward off cancer.

Ulcerative colitis can have other complications that can affect the other parts of the body.

  • Patients suffering from ulcerative colitis can also have a likelihood to develop blood clots
  • Conditions of the bile ducts and liver can also be attributed to ulcerative colitis. One particular disease termed sclerosing cholangitis, can mean bile duct inflammation and frequent infections which lead to jaundice, recurrent fever, cirrhosis and most likely the urgency for a liver transplant.
  • Patients may also though rarely have erythema nodosum or red and painful skin nodules. Some may develop episcleritis or uveitis or red and painful eyes. These conditions are pretty serious since they can lead to permanent sight impairment.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis is one form of arthritis that attacks the joints of the vertebrae of affected people. A high rate of ankylosing spondylitis cases have been noticed among patients having inflammatory bowel disease.
  • About a tenth of patients with ulcerative colitis go on to acquire inflammation of the joints (arthritis). Some of these patients suffer from low back pain caused by arthritis that has developed in the sacroiliac joints.

 

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Definition of Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a health problem wherein the person’s sinuses become irritated swollen and inflamed.

Depending on the duration of a person’s symptoms, medical experts will categorize sinusitis among one of four kinds. The kinds of sinusitis include:

Recurrent sinusitis
Acute sinusitis – This condition will manifest symptoms enduring for less than a month
Subacute sinusitis – This type of sinusitis can endure for a month to three months
Chronic sinusitis – Also called long-term sinusitis with symptoms enduring for 3 months and longer

Some doctors usually call sinusitis as “rhinosinusitis.”  The reason why is that the sinus inflammation rarely occurs minus the inflammation also occurring inside the nares.  Rhino is the medical word referring to the nasal passages.

Sinusitis is also known as sinus infection despite the fact that not all sinusitis conditions are the result of an infection.

Types of Acute Sinus Infections

As mentioned above, acute sinusitis lasts for less than a month.  Acute sinusitis can likewise be classified into distinct types.  The types can include acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or ABRS and acute viral rhinosinusitis (AVRS).  The most typical form among the two is AVRS which accounts for almost all (98%) cases of acute sinusitis.

Types of Chronic Sinusitis

Some medical researchers have classified chronic sinusitis into three types:

Allergic fungal chronic rhinosinusitis
Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps
Chronic rhinosinusitis absent nasal polyposis

Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps affects about a third of the population. The polyps look like clear masses containing an inflammatory factor that looks like white or yellow grayish gelatinous material. These polyps can develop in the paranasal sinuses or nasal passages.  The nasal polyps need to be detected on both nostrils in order for the doctor to come up with this diagnosis.

Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis can develop in individuals having a healthy immune system although they may be quite sensitive to NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and aspirin.

Allergic fungal chronic rhinosinusitis has been diagnosed in about a tenth of the population. Allergic fungal chronic rhinosinusitis is quite distinct from fungal sinusitis. People having the former can possess or be without the polyps. However, they do show:

Allergic mucus – This type of mucus is usually found in the sinuses or nose and is infected with fungi and some kinds of chemicals that trigger an allergic response in the person.
An allergy to specific kinds of fungus

Even individuals possessing a healthy immune function can develop fungal chronic rhinosinusitis.

Among the types of chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinosinusitis having no nasal polyposis is by far the most widespread form of chronic sinusitis. Statistics show that around 67% of the population two out of every three people possess this form. The doctor will diagnose chronic rhinosinusitis if the patient fails to meet the criteria of the other two forms of chronic sinusitis.

 

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Sciatica Complications

Complications emanating from sciatica may entail a loss of bowel or bladder control, complete or partial loss of sensation in the leg and complete or partial loss of leg movement.

Loss of Bladder or Bowel Function

One complication of sciatica is the loss of bladder or bowel function. An individual’s bladder or bowel function can be affected since the sciatic nerve traverses down the buttock. The likelihood of severe pain due to acute sciatica may seriously affect the bowel and bladder functions that hospitalization may be urgently needed. The more serious cases of sciatica can even cause the patient to undergo surgery to regain the patient’s control of his bladder or bowel function.

Complete or Partial Loss of Sensation in the Leg

One other complication that can occur from sciatica is loss of feeling in the affected leg. The sensation loss can be experienced on the hip, the back of the calf and also on the sole of the foot. Because of the numbness, the leg involved becomes too weak that it experiences movement problem. The loss of sensation along with the leg’s partial loss of movement may entail emergency treatment.

Complete or Partial Loss of Leg Movement

Another sciatica complication that again affects the leg is the inability to move the leg. Sciatica can affect the nerve that governs the function of the back of the leg muscles and this can lead to problems where the leg muscle do not move or work properly. The muscle function problem can be complete or partial. A total loss of ability to move the muscle in the leg is termed paralysis of the legs.