Cerebral palsy is a type of physical disability that affects posture and movements. Cerebral Palsy, another name for cerebral palsy, can be caused by abnormal brain development or injury to the developing brain. What is cerebral palsy? Causes, symptoms and treatment of cerebral palsy…

Arise in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and coordination in Nov, but exhibit worsening over time while any of a number of Neurological Disorders, which is a term used to describe what is cerebral palsy? The causes, symptoms and treatment of cerebral palsy are among the most interesting topics.

Cerebral palsy (SP) refers to a group of disorders that affect novelization and coordination. In most cases, vision, hearing and sensation are also affected.

Signs and symptoms appear in infancy or preschool years. In general, cerebral palsy causes impaired movements associated with abnormal reflexes, looseness or stiffness of the limbs and torso, abnormal posture, involuntary movements, unbalanced walking, or a combination of these.

People with cerebral palsy may have swallowing problems and eye muscle imbalance, where usually the eyes are not focused on the same object. People with cerebral palsy may experience decreased range of motion in various joints in their bodies due to novelization.


Signs and symptoms can vary widely. Movement and coordination problems associated with cerebral palsy may include:

– Novelties in muscle tone, such as being too stiff or too flabby
– Stiff muscles and exaggerated reflexes (spasticity)..
– Solid muscles with Normal reflexes (stiffness).
– Lack of novelization (ataxia).
– Tremors or involuntary movements.
– Slow, writing movements (athetosis).
– Delays in the development of motor skills, such as loading arms, sitting alone or crawling.
– Preferring one side of the body, such as lying down with only one hand or dragging one leg.
– Challenging walks such as fingertip walking, a crouched walk, a scissor-like walk that crosses the knees, a wide walk, or an asymmetric walk.
– Problems with excessive fall or swallowing.
– Difficulty sucking or eating.
– Delays in speech development or difficulty speaking.
– Difficulty with delicate movements, such as getting crayons or spoons.
– Seizures.

Disability associated with cerebral palsy may be limited primarily to one limb or one side of the body, or may affect the entire body. The brain disorder that causes cerebral palsy does not change over time, so symptoms usually do not worsen with age. However Nov Nov can worsen muscle shortening and muscle stiffness if not treated aggressively.

Brain abnormalities associated with cerebral palsy may also contribute to other neurological problems. People with cerebral palsy may also:

– Difficulty seeing and hearing.
– Mental disability.
– Seizures.
– Abnormal perceptions of touch or pain.
– Oral diseases.
– Mental health (psychiatric) conditions.
– Inability to urinate.


Abnormal brain development or injury to the developing brain can cause cerebral palsy. The damage affects the part of the brain that controls body movement, coordination and posture.

Brain damage usually occurs before birth, but can also occur during childbirth or in the first years of life. In most cases, the exact cause of cerebral palsy is unknown. Some of the possible causes include:

– Asphyxia neonatorum or lack of oxygen to the brain during labor and delivery.
– Gene mutations resulting in abnormal brain development severe jaundice in the baby.
– Maternal infections, such as German measles and herpes simplex.
– Brain infections such as encephalitis and meningitis.
– Intracranial hemorrhage or bleeding to the brain.
– Injuries caused by a traffic accident, fall or child abuse.


There are different types of cerebral palsy that affect various parts of the brain. Each type causes specific movement disorders. Types of cerebral palsy:

Spastic cerebral palsy

Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common type of SP, affecting about 80 percent of people with SP . It causes stiff muscles and exaggerated reflexes, making walking difficult.

Many people with spastic cerebral palsy have walking abnormalities, such as bending their knees while walking or making scissor-like movements with their legs. Muscle weakness and paralysis may also be present Nov. Symptoms can affect the whole body or only one side of the body.

Dyskinetic cerebral palsy

People with dyskinetic cerebral palsy have difficulty controlling their body movements. The disease causes involuntary, abnormal movements in the arms, legs and hands .

In some cases, the face and tongue are also affected. Movements can be slow and bumpy or fast and jerky. It can make it difficult for the affected person to walk, sit, swallow or speak.

Hypotonic cerebral palsy

Hypotonic cerebral palsy causes decreased muscle tone and overly loose novices. The arms and legs move very easily and look droopy like a rag doll.

Babies with this type of hypotonic cerebral palsy have little control over their heads and may have difficulty breathing. As they age, they may struggle by sitting straight as a result of their weakened muscles. They may also have difficulty speaking, poor reflexes and walking abnormalities.

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy is the least common type of SP. Ataxic SP is characterized by muscle movements that often appear irregular, clumsy, or jerky Nov .

People with this form of SP often have problems with balance and coordination. They may have difficulty walking and performing good motor functions such as grasping and writing objects.

Mixed cerebral palsy

Some people have a combination of symptoms from different types of SPS. This is called mixed SP. In most cases of mixed SP, people experience a mixture of spastic and dyskinetic SP.


It is not possible to completely improve cerebral palsy, but treatment usually improves the child’s skills. If their disability is properly treated, many children can live an adult life close to normal. In addition to doctors, the family also has great responsibilities in the treatments applied. It is very important that parents get the necessary information about their child’s disease and act consciously. Many treatment methods, from drug treatments to physical therapies, are aimed at improving the patient’s quality of life. It is aimed that the child can use his arms and legs comfortably with physical therapy and rehabilitation while taking precautions against problems such as contractions and remittances with drug therapy. Physical therapies that teach the child to act independently also help him speak more properly. Please note that cerebral palsy treatment is a team effort. A fairly wide range of treatment is applied, from neurologist to psychologist. In addition to all this, family support is the most important element that affects the course of your treatment.


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Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

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