Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral Palsy is a broad term and a group of chronic “Palsies” disorders that impair control of movement due to damage to the developing brain. It develops usually at 2 to 3 years of age. It is non progressive brain disorder.
What is Cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy: Cerebral Palsy is a group of neurological disorders when the affected movement, muscle tone, and posture then occurs cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common causes of chronic childhood disability. We know that almost 35% to 50% of all children are sufferers of cerebral palsy due to seizure disorder and mental retardation. It is a lifelong condition but proper intervention, therapy, and medical treatment can improve cerebral palsy.
What are the causes of cerebral Palsy?
Causes of cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy is caused by an abnormality in brain development, usually before a child is born. There are many factors and causes of cerebral palsy. Now we have given below-
Some common factors and causes are-
Infection during pregnancy
Lack of oxygen supply
Premature birth and low birth weight
Infection of brain
Genetic factors: Genetic factors with Cerebral Palsy.
What are the signs -and symptoms of cerebral palsy?
We know that Signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy can vary widely. Movement and coordination problems associated with cerebral palsy may include:
- Variations in muscle tone
- Stiff muscle and plasticity
- Stiff muscle with rigidity
- Lack of muscle coordination
- Slow movements.
- Delays in reaching Motor skills milestones
- Favoring on the side of the body
- Difficulty walking
- Excessive drooling
- Difficulty with eating
- Delays in speech development
Other neurological problems: Others Neurological Problems are –
- Difficulty with vision and hearing
- Intellectual disabilities
- Abnormal touch
- Oral disease
- Mental health conditions
- Urinary incontinence
What is the treatment of cerebral Palsy?
Treatment of cerebral palsy: At first we can follow the treatment method-
Identify real cause and brain tonic with physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy. As a doctor, I can say that when you or your family members are affected then you must go health care provider for better management because it is a lifelong condition.
What is the investigation of cerebral palsy?
Investigation of cerebral Palsy: As a doctor, I can say that cerebral Palsy can investigated are-
- CT Scan of the brain
- MRI of brain
- CBC with ESR
- Vision impairment
- Hearing impairment
- Speech impairment
- Movement test
At last, we can say that it is a life-threatening disease but if we properly intervene, therapy, and medical treatment then we can get better results.