Beware of cerebral palsy in children! – Health news
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that occurs in utero, during birth and in childhood up to the age of three, mainly by affecting the motor center of the brain and by disrupting the interaction between the muscles and the brain. Medicana Bahçelievler Hospital Physiotherapist İpek Murat provided information about cerebral palsy. Physiotherapist İpek Murat, who provided information on cerebral palsy, said: “Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive but permanent disease that occurs with the development of the child and the symptoms vary. It is not genetically transmitted, is not contagious and is not a life-threatening disease. “There are 2-3 cases of cerebral palsy in every 1,000 live births,” he said. ”Problems during pregnancy and childbirth can cause cerebral palsy.'” Physical therapist Murat said problems during pregnancy and childbirth can lead to cerebral palsy: “Research has shown that about 75 percent of cerebral palsy is caused by causes during pregnancy, and 10-15 percent is caused by cerebral palsy, it shows that it is due to difficulties during the difficult birth and newborn period, and the remaining 10 percent is caused due to accidents and illnesses in the first weeks of life Although the cause of While many cases of cerebral palsy are unknown, the main risk factors are:
Infections in the womb (microbial diseases), drug and alcohol use during pregnancy, malnutrition during pregnancy, premature separation of the placenta (partner) or problems with the umbilical cord, severe preterm birth (especially those with cerebral hemorrhage, low birth weight, insufficient oxygen to the baby’s brain, blood incompatibility between the mother and baby, multiple pregnancies, severe jaundice in the baby, meningitis (inflammation of the meninges), brain haemorrhage, choking, head trauma and stroke (inability to use one side for any reason Physiotherapist Murat said, “Symptoms such as abnormal posture and disruption of normal development should suggest cerebral palsy.”
Many of the following symptoms occur in the development of the baby in the early developmental period after birth and in the developmental period up to 1 year after birth; constant sleepiness, excessive vomiting, sucking disorder, unresponsiveness to the environment, convulsions and febrile illness, irregular muscle contractions and body arcs, expressionless facial expression and trembling in the eyes, lack of head control, dexterity delay and excessive drooling , and inability to mouth food,” he explained. “Problems in the neurological development of the child can be controlled with appropriate methods of treatment” Physiotherapist Murat emphasized that the diagnosis of cerebral palsy can only be fully diagnosed after the development of the baby after 6-12 months: “The diagnosis of the disease is Also concerned with the physiotherapy examination of the baby before and during birth and the following story should be included and a detailed evaluation is required.With appropriate physiotherapy the aim is to give the child the highest degree of independence.In children with the Diagnosis of cerebral palsy it is not possible to treat the damage to the brain However, there are treatment methods and physiotherapeutic approaches to reduce the existing symptoms and signs of the disease We plan physiotherapy to keep the neurological development of the child as close as possible to the development from peers. With this treatment g we want to increase the child’s quality of life by preventing the progression of all the symptoms that can occur with the disease in general,” he said.