Cerebral Palsy from Birth-Related Complications
Also known as: CP.
What is cerebral palsy from birth-related complications?
Cerebral palsy is a condition that impacts the muscles, posture and movement. People with the disorder often have trouble moving or walking due to the limitations created by this condition. In many cases, complications that occur at birth can lead to cerebral palsy.
What causes cerebral palsy from birth-related complications?
A number of complications at birth can lead to the development of cerebral palsy. These include a premature birth, respiratory problems at birth, asphyxiation caused by a wrapped umbilical cord, a uterine rupture, a detached placenta, infections such as meningitis and other birth complications.
What are the symptoms of cerebral palsy from birth-related complications?
Symptoms of cerebral palsy from birth-related complications are the same as other types of cerebral palsy. They can include stiff muscles, lack of muscle coordination, tremors, slow or decreased movements, trouble walking or moving, drooling, difficulty swallowing, problems with speech and eating, delays in speech, seizures, hearing and vision problems and many other developmental problems.
What are cerebral palsy from birth-related complications care options?
There is no cure for cerebral palsy from birth-related complications. Treatment is focused on therapy to help the child develop physically and mentally as well as possible. Medication or surgery can also be a possibility for specific symptoms related to cerebral palsy from birth-related complications such as spasticity and seizures.
Reviewed by: Migvis Monduy, MD
This page was last updated on: 7/4/2018 8:18:32 AM
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