What are the health challenges of cerebral palsy?

Depends on severity. Children with mild CP may be as healthy as typically developing children, just with some motor disability. Children with severe CP often have swallowing problems that can lead to undernutrition and aspiration. They can have recurrent respiratory problems. They can also have gastroesophageal reflux and constipation.

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I need a new doctor, and I have Hemiplegia cerebral palsy and some health issues. Which doctor would be best suited for my particular condition of CP?

What is available ? In general, specialists do not gear their practice around providing the primary care you need to the point they keep no supplies in their office to deal with them.The best fit is to find a generalist who will arrange and coordinate any specialty care when you need it. Read more...

What are the main challenges of cerebral palsy?

Attempt to be normal. Cerebral palsy is a static encephalopathy that causes difficulty with control of parts of the body. Some patients also have mental retardation and epilepsy, and many with have significant orthopedic problems. However, given the proper treatment and therapy, many patients can lead very normal and productive lives. Read more...
Several. I can explain only the orthopedic aspects of CP as that is my specialty. There are primary secondary and tertiary issues in cp. The primary issue is in the brain. The secondary issues are deformity or spasticity, athetoid movements or balance issues that result from the primary issue. Then there are tertiary issues which are compensations for the secondary issues. Read more...
Developmental aspect. The ability to move, explore & compare objects is important for learning non-verbal problem-solving. Fine (hand) & gross (leg) motor delays impact independent feeding, toileting & dressing, as well as pre-school paper&pencil tasks. Oral motor problems impact eating & speaking. Therapy to improve quality of movements is important in infants at-risk for CP with transition to school district at 3. Read more...

Woud you please discuss the challenges of cerebral palsy?

Depends. Cerebral palsy means a physical or brain deficit from a brain injury. Sometimes the intellect is unaffected and limbs are weak and spastic. Some intelligence loss can also be a problem. Eye movements and gaze can be affected. It depends on what part of the brain incurred an injury in the abnormal functions that result. Read more...