Cerebral Palsy Essay

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Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy, a non-contagious motor condition that causes physical disability in human development, usually in various areas of body movement. Cerebral Palsy also known as “CP” is a life trapping disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills. This Conenital disorder may also lead to other impairing health issues such as hearing and vision impairments, speech problems and learning disabilities. Cerebral Palsy is usually caused by brain damage that occurs before or during childbirth or during the first 3 to 5 years of a child’s life. Unfortunately there is no cure for CP, but there are treatments, therapy, and in some cases sugary to help the child live with the condition. Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common congenital disorders of childhood. An average of half a million adults and children suffer from CP in the United States. This disorder affects both complex and simple muscle coordination and also affects normal vital functions such as breathing, bladder and bowel control, eating and learning. Fortunately CP does not get worse over time. The number of cases per population is about 2 per 1000 live births, and is known to be more likely in males than in females. The word Cerebral refers to the cerebrum that is the affected area of the brain and Palsy means movement. There are many different possible causes that may result in Cerebral Palsy. This disorder is caused by damage to the motor control centers of the developing brain during pregnancy, childbirth or after while the child is a toddler from the ages of 3 to 5. In general there are 2 main problems that can cause CP. The first is failure of the brain to develop properly, and the second reason is, neurological damage to the developing child’s brain. Type and timing play a big role in determining the severity if the brain damage. Very pre-mature babies are at a high

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