How can caregivers best support patients with cerebral palsy?

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.

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What type of doctor best treats an adult patient with moderate cerebral palsy?

Rehab physician. Depends on the problem, but for overall cp-related care i would recommend a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation (pm&r). For seizures, a neurologist; for constipation and gerd, gi. For scoliosis or hip pain, orthopedics. Read more...
It depends. I am a pediatric orthopaedist, but still see adults with cp, as I have more experience with the usual issues than my adult colleagues do. If it is for arthritis or similar issues, an adult reconstruction specialist can help. I would call a pediatric orthopaedist in the area and ask them. If you are asking about general health issues, any primary care physician is well qualified. Read more...

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 more...
They age like all. Cerebral palsy is just a disorder of motor control. In most patients it is a stable condition that can be adapted to with special assistance. Normal life function can then occur with some modifications. Usual aging effects will occur just like for all of us. Regular diseases can occur just like for all of us. Bones and joints are more subject to fracture and arthritis but are manageable. Read more...

What could be the cause of a fast heartrate in a 20 year old cerebral palsy patient?

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...

What is the indication of tachycardia in patient with cerebral palsy?

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...