Do paralyzed people live long?


Paralyzed people can live long, healthy lives, just like anyone else. However, the impact of paralysis on life expectancy can depend on the underlying cause of the paralysis, the severity of the paralysis, and the availability of appropriate medical care and support.

In some cases, paralysis can be caused by underlying medical conditions such as spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, or ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The impact of these conditions on life expectancy can vary widely depending on the severity of the condition and the availability of effective treatments.

In addition, people with paralysis may face other health complications or challenges, such as pressure sores, respiratory infections, or urinary tract infections, which can impact their overall health and longevity. However, with proper medical care, these complications can often be managed effectively.

It’s worth noting that there are many people with paralysis who live long, fulfilling lives. With advances in medical technology and improved accessibility and support, people with paralysis are able to lead increasingly independent and active lives, and may have a normal or near-normal life expectancy.

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