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Is paralysis serious?

Paralysis can lead to some secondary conditions that can develop into life-threatening problems, including autonomic dysreflexia. This condition mainly affects people with injuries to vertebrae T-5 and higher and is considered a medical emergency because it can lead to stroke. Another secondary condition of paralysis, blood clots, can be serious because clots can block veins and cause death. In addition, pressure ulcers can be serious if they become infected and lead to sepsis of the body.

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