In order to see his father, the boy learned to walk. Manifestations of cerebral palsy are diverse-it can be both mental disorders and motor disorders. Strictly speaking, cerebral palsy is not considered a genetic disease, but today scientists believe that the hereditary factor is still present.
The main causes of cerebral palsy-damage to the brain cells of the child as a result of oxygen starvation caused by hypoxia or asphyxia, or injuries sustained in the prenatal or postnatal period. The development of cerebral palsy can also provoke infectious and endocrine diseases of the mother during pregnancy, unfavorable background radiation, premature detachment of the placenta.
Statistics also show that about half of children with cerebral palsy are born prematurely. In some cases, symptoms of cerebral palsy can be seen immediately after the birth of the child. However, sometimes they appear gradually, and it is extremely important to recognize them in time.
The main signs of cerebral palsy include violations of motor activity. Children with cerebral palsy later begin to hold their heads, turn over, sit, crawl and walk. The reflexes that are typical for infants, they are retained longer. Muscles of such children can be excessively relaxed or, on the contrary, too tense.