Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is group of movement disorders that are permanent.

It appears during pregnancy or it can occur during childbirth or shortly after the child is born.

It is caused by damage or abnormal development to the parts of the brain that controls movement, balance, and posture.

Cause is unknown but scientists think that about 2% is thought to be caused by an inherited gene.

Occurs in about 2.1 per 1000 children born.

Babies with cerebral Palsy do not sit, walk, crawl, or roll over as early as other children their age.

Diagnosis is based on the child's development over time. Some blood tests and medical imaging can be used to rule out other possible causes.

A child with cerebral Palsy can't be cured but there are treatments that can help make it easier on individuals.

The long time effects are complex because cerebral Palsy is a set of symptoms that have a variety of causes.

Symptoms include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors.

They may have problems with sensation, swallowing, vision, hearing, and speaking.

Is partly preventable if parents take extra caution in child safety and make sure they don't get dramatic head trauma.

About 10,000 babies develope cerebral Palsy each year.

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