CP or Cerebral palsy is a disorder which affects, movement, motor skills and muscle tone. CP hinders the ability of our body to move within a purposeful and coordinated way. It can also affect the other body functions which include muscles and motor skills such as breathing, eating, talking and bladder & bowel control.
Cerebral Palsy results from damage of brain which occurs prior to or during the birth of a baby or even during the 1st 3-5 years of the life of a child. Damage of brain can also cause other problems such as hearing, vision & learning issues.
Types of Cerebral Palsy
No cure exists for cerebral palsy but the quality of life of a suffering child can be improved with below:
CP does not become worse across time.
Causes of CP
The reason for cerebral palsy is not always known. However, many cases occur when the brain of a child is still growing, like before birth or even in early infancy. This could be because of:
In rare cases, Cerebral palsy occurs during the birth of a child as something goes wrong.
Babies born early or premature babies have greater possibilities of having cerebral palsy as compared to the full-term babies. So do the other low-birth weight babies & multiple births like twins &triplets. Damage of brain during infancy or early childhood cal also result in Cerebral Palsy. i.e. A Toddler or baby may suffer the damage from:-