Monday, June 8, 2009

Cerebral Palsy Ageing Causes Loss Of Brain Control Over Movement

According to Tony Dolling

Cerebral palsy is a disorder that one associate with a mother and child’s medical condition and can occur during pregnancy’s early stages. However, besides infants, it is also known to affect adults. The central point of all human activities is the brain and mind where all decisions on what the body needs to do are taken. If your brain or mind starts to go wrong it would affect the entire human system. With cerebral palsy ageing there is a loss of brain control over movement, though it has yet to be established as to what the exact causes are.

Cerebral palsy is often determined after the common symptoms are noticed, which are often at first ignored by the affected person who might think of these signs as being a normal part of the ageing process. However, if you do notice signs of cerebral palsy ageing, they must be brought to the attention of a doctor without any delay.

Different Types Of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy may result in athetoid that in turn causes grimacing, drooling as well as having difficulty with speaking. There are a number of types of cerebral palsy that can affect adults and the level of tolerance is also different in different instances. It is normal to find spastic, athetoid as well as ataxic and mixed instances of cerebral palsy ageing, though spastics are the most common type that are known to affect patients of cerebral palsy the most.

It has also been noticed that in cases of cerebral palsy ageing, the affected person also has a condition of urinary incontinence. It has also been noticed that cerebral palsy ageing can cause the nervous system to be damaged that in turn can lead to a lifetime of inconvenience, if not treated properly.

In any case, most adults that are concerned about cerebral palsy ageing wonder how it affects their bodies, and it is also common for those with disabilities to experience the process of ageing sooner as compared to those without disabilities. Till recently, cerebral palsy resulted in untimely death, but with better medical care available today cerebral palsy need not mean early death, and people are extending their lives rather than experiencing unwanted physical, emotional and financial consequences.

There are a number of physiological as well as psychological factors that also impact the affected person and it has been observed that ageing begins earlier with cerebral palsy. With cerebral palsy, there is also more of a physical challenge that can often lead to the person becoming spastic, lethargic as well as losing his or her strength as well as mobility.

Left unchecked and untreated, this fast ageing can become a cause for much anxiety for the older adults and according to studies on the subject; it has been found that most adults believed that their cerebral palsy caused the ageing process to be accelerated.

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