Abasia word that refers to’ inability to stand up because of the lack of coordination motor. Patients with this disorder are unable to move their legs naturally while walking. Abasia is a conversion disorder, which means that it has no apparent physical or neurological causes. It is also known as Blocq’ s disease, named after Paul Blocq, who was the first person to diagnose and describe the condition.
It is also known as conversion ataxia, this disorder can develop from some form of injury, abuse or other physical harm. This can lead to the development of phobias that can also cause the condition. Examples of related phobias include fear of walking and standing called stasifobia and basophobia or basiphobia, which is a phobia that occurs when a person is unable to face the fear of walking and falling.
What Are The Causes of Abasia
According to some researchers, this condition has a strong impact on extreme emotional disorders , such as stress and other psychological problems. Research has shown that most patients with hysterical abhorrence suffer from depression .This disorder can also arise due to certain traumas or physical abuse.
- difficulty in walking and standing
- movements to duck
- difficulty keeping the balance
- unusual body rotation
- possible loss of sensitivity and paralysis in the lower limbs
- dragging the feet when walking
- altered senses
- posture with the hump
How is abasia diagnosed?
There are no specific methods for diagnosing abasia . In fact, the diagnosis is performed on the manifest symptoms. In severe cases, it is possible to identify the presence of neurological lesions .The signs that can be used to diagnose abomas are numbness or paralysis in the lower limbs and muscles.In addition, tests are usually performed to diagnose neurological disorders, muscle paralysis and general health conditions:
- nerve conduction velocity
- somatosensory evoked potential.
Treatment of Abasia
Treatment of this condition should be aimed at the elimination of the underlying disease. Usually, this disease is treated by:
- Surgical removal of the tumor.
- Surgical removal of the abscess from the cavity of the skull.
- Antibacterial treatment for the purpose of early suppression of the infection.
- Removal of hemorrhage if such disease is available for surgery.
It should also be noted that in cases of cerebral circulation disorders, the patient is normalized by blood pressure and a drug is administered that improves metabolism and cerebral blood flow.
The prevention of abstasy-abasia includes:
- Maintenance of a healthy HLS.
- Timely appeal to the doctor if there are various symptoms of the disease.
- Balanced diet.
- Refusal to drink alcohol and smoke.
- Regular monitoring of blood pressure.