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What are the main symptoms of paralysis?

Paralysis symptoms can vary, depending on the severity of the condition. Paralysis can affect all arms and legs, which is called quadriplegia or tetraplegia. However, sometimes only the lower half of a person's body is affected, which is a condition called paraplegia. A person may have many symptoms of paralysis or may only have one or two, depending on how severely the nerves are damaged. Symptoms of paralysis generally include loss of muscle movement, loss of sexual function, loss of bladder control, impaired breathing, loss of touch, and impaired speech or vision.

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