Effective treatment for Cerebral palsy at MindHeal Homeopathy
CEREBRAL PALSYDEFINITIONCerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a persons abilityto move and to maintain balance and posture. The disorders appearin the first few years of life. Usually they do not get worse overtime. People with cerebral palsy may have difficulty walking. Theymay also have trouble with tasks such as writing or using scissors.Some have other medical conditions, including seizure disorders ormental impairment.Cerebral palsy happens when the areas of the brain that controlmovement and posture do not develop correctly or get damaged.Early signs of cerebral palsy usually appear before 3 years of age.Babies with cerebral palsy are often slow to roll over, sit, crawl,smile or walk. Some babies are born with cerebral palsy; others getit after they are born.Signs and SymptomsAll types of cerebral palsy are characterized by abnormal muscletone (i.e. slouching over while sitting), reflexes, or motordevelopment and coordination. There can be joint and bonedeformities and contractures (permanently fixed, tight muscles andjoints). The classical symptoms are spasticities, spasms, otherinvoluntary movements (e.g. facial gestures), unsteady gait,problems with balance, and/or soft tissue findings consistinglargely of decreased muscle mass. Scissor walking (where theknees come in and cross) and toe walking (which can contribute toa gait reminiscent of a marionette) are common among people withCP who are able to walk, but taken on the whole,
Babies born with severe CP often have an irregular posture; theirbodies may be either very floppy or very stiff. Birth defects, suchas spinal curvature, a small jawbone, or a small head sometimesoccur along with CP. Symptoms may appear or change as a childgets older. Some babies born with CP do not show obvious signsright away. Classically, CP becomes evident when the babyreaches the developmental stage at six and a half to 9 months andis starting to mobilise, where preferential use of limbs, asymmetryor gross motor developmental delay is seen.Secondary conditions can include seizures, epilepsy, apraxia,dysarthria or other communication disorders, eating problems,sensory impairments, mental retardation, learning disabilities, and/or behavioral disorders.Speech and language disorders are common in people withCerebral Palsy. Speech problems are associated with poorrespiratory control, laryngeal and velopharyngeal dysfunction aswell as oral articulation disorders that are due to restrictedmovement in the oral-facial muscles. There are three major typesof dysarthria in cerebral palsy: spastic, dyskinetic (athetosis) andataxic. Speech impairments in spastic dysarthria involve fourmajor abnormalities of voluntary movement: spasticity, weakness,limited range of motion and slowness of movement. Speechmechanism impairment in athetosis involves a disorder in theregulation of breathing patterns, laryngeal dysfunction (monopitch,low, weak and breathy voice quality). It is also associated witharticulatory dysfunction (large range of jaw movements),inappropriate positioning of the tongue, instability of velarelevation. Athetoid dysarthria is caused by disruption of theinternal sensorimotor feedback system for appropriate motorcommands, which leads to the generation of faulty movements thatare perceived by others as involuntary. Ataxic dysarthria isuncommon in cerebral palsy. The speech characteristics are:imprecise consonants, irregular articulatory breakdown, distorted
vowels, excess and equal stress, prolonged phonemes, slow rate,monopitch, monoloudness and harsh voice. Overall language delayis associated with problems of mental retardation, hearingimpairment and learned helplessness. Children with cerebral palsyare at risk of learned helplessness and becoming passivecommunicators, initiating little communication.Causes • Intrauterine development (e.g. exposure to radiation, infection), asphyxia before birth, • hypoxia of the brain, and birth trauma during labor and delivery, and • Complications in the perinatal period or during childhood. • . Identical twin. This may occur when twins have a joint circulation through sharing the same placenta. Not all identical twins share the same blood supply (monochorionic twins), but if they do, the suggestion is that perturbations in blood flow between them can cause the death of one and damage to the development of the surviving fetus. • , Infections in the mother, even infections that are not easily detected, may triple the risk of the child developing the disorder, mainly as the result of the toxicity to the fetal brain of cytokines that are produced as part of the inflammatory response. • Low birthweight is a risk factor for CP—and premature infants usually have low birth weights, less than 2.0 kg, but full-term infants can also have low birth weights. Multiple- birth infants are also more likely than single-birth infants to be born early or with a low birth weight. • After birth, other causes include toxins, severe jaundice, lead poisoning, physical brain injury, shaken baby syndrome, incidents involving hypoxia to the brain (such as near drowning), and encephalitis or meningitis. The three most common causes of asphyxia in the young child are: choking
on foreign objects such as toys and pieces of food, poisoning, and near drowning.TREATMENTThere is no cure for cerebral palsy, but treatment can improve thelives of those who have it. Treatment includes medicines, braces,and physical, occupational and speech therapy.Document Source: http://www.mindheal.orgMindheal Homeopathy is a leading homeopathic treatmentcenter in Mumbai, India.