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What Happens To Cerebral Palsy Patients As They Grow Older
Depends on degree: I have seen a non walking three year old whose family was told not to expect much, grow up to be a happy teen (with some learning problems & difficulty typing). Each case is different and outcome varies with the intensity of the brain injury. Good nutrition, therapy & a suportive environment go a long way to make their lives enjoyable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
How fast? : Tachycardia needs evaluation. Common causes are caffeinated beverages, chocolate, or decongestants. Medications also cause tachycardia. Please see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
As normal as possibl: Children with cerebral palsy can lead nearly normal lives. They may need special equipment and some assistance at school, and help with daily activities. However, they should try to achieve as normal function as possible. Many support services are available. A good medical specialist can help to coordinate services. A specific disability can be over come with good support and management. ...Read more
Infection?: Tachycardia could be sec to multiple reasons. A reaction to certain medications congenital (present at birth) electrical pathway abnormalities in the heart congenital abnormalities of the heart iinfection.Electrolyte imbalance heart disease which has resulted in poor blood supply and damage to heart tissues, hyperthroidism, lung disease etc. ...Read more
No cure : But treatment may help a great deal best would be to get referral to a pediatric center for evaluation by multiple specalists including orthopedic surgeons / neurologist etc best wishes these things are difficult but help is out there. ...Read more
Too generic: Unfortunately, given that children can be affected by cerebral palsy in such a wide variety of ways, this question is too hard to answer without more information. But it would be beneficial to see a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (physiatry) if you don't already see one. ...Read more
My son who is suffering from cerebral palsy is 9 years old is not toilet trained. Is he likely to ever learn?
Depends/understaning: To control toileting requires that the individual receive & understand the sensations that signal stooling or voiding readiness.Then they must be able to approch the bathroom, alter clothing, empty, then reverse the process. CP affects central understanding and muscle control in diverse ways so the answer is maby. Pedi developmental or GI docs often deal with such issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non progressive: Cerebral palsy is a result of a brain injury. The damage is non progressive. However, as a person grows, the imbalances may make people clumsy. In addition, the spasticity that characterizes CP can cause limitation of motion at joints, especially the legs,. Physical therapy with stretching of joints is important to prevent limitation of function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How deep to suction a child with a trach 9year old child with trach diagnosed with cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders characterized by motor and postural dysfunction. These disorders are non progressive, meaning that the motor problems do not get worse over time. Spastic diplegia is the most common type of cerebral palsy and is characterized by increased muscle ...Read more
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