Fill your gardens with beautiful plants that produce an abundance of seeds the birds will love. You’ll enjoy the flowers … Read More→
Depression is a common and serious mental health condition, which can negatively affect how you feel, how you think, and … Watch Video→
Over the past couple months, many investors have become worried about the future of their retirement plans. Between health concerns, … Read More→
As you approach and then enter retirement, it’s wise to gradually shift much of your savings into vehicles that guarantee … Read More→
In our society of ever-increasing health consciousness, many people are exercising more, going vegan, drinking less, quitting smoking, and shying … Read More→
Pulled from a brown bag, yanked from a microwave in the middle of a shift or nabbed from a bland … Read More→
How many steps should you be taking daily for better health? Taking 4,000 or fewer steps a day is considered … Read More→
During the colder months, many exercise routines transition indoors, especially in gyms. However, the gym may be one of the … Read More→
Through many years of helping couples and studying the nature of relationships, I’ve seen my fair share of relationship struggles. … Read More→
With schools currently closed, kids and grandkids are home with more time than ever to be on the Internet. Here … Read More→
Extreme athletes are not at increased risk of heart disease or death.
Prenatal exposure to a certain air pollutant may increase autism risk in children.
Cerebral palsy is a group of chronic disorders impairing control of movement that appear in the first few years of life and generally do not worsen over time. These disorders are caused by faulty development of or damage to motor areas in the brain that disrupts the brain’s ability to control movement and posture.
Cerebral palsy occurs due to damage to areas of the brain that direct movement interferes with the brain’s ability to control movement and posture. Cerebral palsy may develop before, during, or after birth.
Despite common misconceptions, cerebral palsy is caused by problems surrounding the delivery of the infant less than 1% of the time.
Cerebral palsy occurs in 2 out of every 1,000 births in the developed world.
Risk factors for cerebral palsy include:
Doctors diagnose cerebral palsy by testing motor skills and reflexes, looking into medical history, and using a variety of specialized tests.
Tests may include:
Symptoms of cerebral palsy vary widely and may include difficulty with fine motor tasks (such as writing or using scissors), difficulty maintaining balance or walking, and involuntary movements. The symptoms differ from person-to-person and may change over time.
Cerebral palsy first shows up in children aged three years or younger. Symptoms vary depending on what areas of the brain are affected. Some children may have severe disabilities. Although symptoms may change as the child grows older, the child’s condition is unlikely to worsen.
Some people with cerebral palsy suffer from other medical disorders as well, including:
Several of the causes of cerebral palsy that have been identified through research are preventable or treatable:
There is no treatment to cure cerebral palsy. The brain damage cannot be corrected. Therapy aims to help the child reach his or her full potential. Children with CP grow to adulthood and may be able to work and live independently.
Drugs help control muscle spasms and seizures.
Certain operations may improve the ability to sit, stand, and walk.
Braces and splints help keep limbs in correct alignment and prevent deformities. Positioning devices enable better posture. Walkers , special scooters, and wheelchairs make it easier to move around.
Programs designed to meet the child’s special needs may improve learning. Some children do well attending regular schools with special services. Vocational training can help prepare young adults for jobs.
Speech, physical, and occupational therapies may improve the ability to speak, move, walk, and perform activities of daily living. Physical therapy helps strengthen muscles. Children can learn different ways to complete difficult tasks.
Professional support helps a patient and family cope with cerebral palsy. Counselors help parents learn how to modify behaviors. Caring for a child with cerebral palsy can be very stressful. Some families find support groups helpful.
Therapeutic electrical stimulation might help.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance
How to Reduce Stress and Boost Your Immune System While Social Distancing
Extreme Exercise and Heart Health
Whittling Away the Hours
Oyster dressing – as strange as it might sound (possibly conjuring images of the bivalve dressed up with a b ...
Cilantro is an amazing detoxifying herb – and it also has fantastic flavor. It pairs perfectly with pine ...
Flatbreads are a feature of many diverse cultures – from Ethiopia to India to Mexico – Lefse, a thin potat ...