Recognizing The Signs: 10 Common Brain Tumor Symptoms to Be Aware Of!

5. Paralysis or weakness


Paralysis or weakness are more common in tumors pressing on the motor cortex, a part of the brain responsible for controlling movement and coordination. People with a benign brain tumor may experience a feeling of heaviness in one muscle or limb, a loss of muscle strength, or even a complete inability to move the muscle.

They may also feel a tingling or numbness in the affected area. In some cases, paralysis may be limited to one side of the face or one side of the body. The person may also experience a loss of balance, difficulty speaking, difficulty controlling their facial muscles, and even a tendency to drift to one side while walking. The severity of the paralysis or weakness depends on the size and location of the tumor, as well as the amount of pressure it exerts on the brain.