What is it?
The word cerebral means having to do with brain and palsy means weakness or problems with body movement. Thus cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect muscle movement and coordination. In many cases, it may affect vision, hearing, and sensation. Abnormal brain development or injury to brain can cause cerebral palsy. It may occur before birth, during birth or shortly after birth.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms vary from person-to-person. Some people with may have difficulty walking and sitting. Other people can have trouble grasping objects. The symptoms can become more severe or less severe over time. People having cerebral palsy can have the following symptoms also * Seizures * Difficulty in communicating * Learning disabilities * Vision loss * Delays in reaching motor skill milestones, such as rolling over, sitting up alone, or crawling * Delayed speech development and difficulty speaking * Stiff muscles * Abnormal muscle tone and lack of muscle coordination * Tremors or involuntary movements * Excessive drooling and problems with swallowing * Difficulty walking * Using one side of the body, such as reaching with one hand
- Use fish oil in food
- Include large amounts of ginger in the spices
- Astragalus root and echinacea are good for cerebral palsy.
- Try acupuncture
Women during pregnency, avoid exposure to infections or viruses known to impact fetal health, such as German Measles or Zika.
Things to watch out for
There’s currently no cure for cerebral palsy, but treatments are available to help people with the condition have a normal and independent a life as possible. Children and adults with the condition are cared for by a team of healthcare professionals, who will work with you to come up with a care plan. This plan will be continually reassessed as the person’s needs change. See your doctor or a health visitor for further evaluation