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Cerebral Palsy A disease or condition

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  Disease or Condition So there are various ways that cerebral palsy has been boxed as either a disease or a condition. Below are the definitions by dictionary.com of each word or group of words. Disease noun a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavourable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment. any abnormal condition in a plant that interferes with its vital physiological processes, caused by pathogenic microorganisms, parasites, unfavourable environmental, genetic, or nutritional factors, etc. any harmful, depraved, or morbid condition, as of the mind or society: His fascination with executions is a disease. decomposition of material under special circumstances: Condition a particular mode of being of a person or thing; existing state; situation concerning circumstances. state of health: He w

The Seasons and How They Affect The Body With CP

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  What do I mean! In the next series of posts, I am going to be going through the ways how the seasons affect the way cp affects the body on seasonal and weather types. This will include the way the affects the muscles and moods. The following is brief outlines of each post. That will be up weekly. Winter: This is a particularly hard season, for many of us with cerebral palsy. As its weather and temperatures affect us quite severely. I will be discussing these in the next post. Which is out next week. Spring: This post is about the way this seasons weather and temperature affect us. Summer: Again this post is about how the season in all its types and how it affects the body when it has cerebral palsy. Autumn: This will be the final post about how the affects the body with cerebral palsy in the series although I have posted about the way ages affect the body with cerebral palsy. These areas follow: Challenges Ahead Part 1 Challenges Ahead Part 2 And in this following series that starts

CP and depression in your 30s

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So the 30s have hit and you’re feeling low again: So looking at what you have and the thought of why you. And the feeling of being a burden is another problem because you are not able to do things that the people who you live with can.  Remember that these are also issues that occurred when you were a child, teen and in your 20s  Ok, the feeling is there again! This is when you are going through another bout of depression because of the feelings. But you are not alone. There are lots of people who are in the same box. What to do? Ok so the feelings are there and you've been given all the cues to get the help in your 20s. Now is the time to use them again.  If on the other hand, you're reading this post then it's ok. I've been through the same things and didn't know anything until I was in my 30s  What I did! It was at this age I finally started getting the help I needed. I was diagnosed with clinical depression at this point. So I was put on medication. I also went

Moving forward with Cp

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Ok so you have a child with Cp: Or you are a young person with the condition. There will be lots of people who are older than you. These people have the best intention in the world and yet get things wrong particularly about your condition. These people may be members of your family but don’t understand the condition. They may think they don’t. You must realise this. Comments they make: Close your legs. Come on hurry up! You can do better than that! Pick your feet up. Stand still. These are just some of the ones I have encountered growing up. Even now decades later these confuse me. You may wonder why I say that. You’ll see. Growing up and feeling out of place! Whether you are a single child/part of a bigger family that you live with. You are a member of the family who is reading this with another member with cerebral palsy. Take in mind what is said as it does not matter what people say. There is always a sense of being out of place because we are not classed as normal. There are sign

Being healthy! While having cerebral palsy. Doesn't have to be a struggle!

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Trying to be healthy with Cerebral Palsy Trying to be healthy with this condition can be so hard at times and I have mentioned this in a couple of my posts, such as Exercises or no exercises , and 4 Amazing healthy eating ideas with a disability and since writing these posts originally so much has changed. I have learned a little bit more about the way that food is affected by the way a disabled person digests it. You may think we are the same and yes in many ways we are but we are different. One of the differences I never considered until recently is how we get the nutrients that we need to live. The physical act of chewing Every time anyone puts some food in their mouth there is the act of chewing the food. You may think this is the easiest way to get the nutrients that we need and yes it should be. However, it not always the case. Unfortunately, when a disabled person eats food it can be the case that we may not be able to chew the food sufficiently. This means that there are often

What is Spastic Cerebral Palsy

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  Are you curious about why some people shake but don't have the condition Parkinson's?  Do you see people sitting in a wheelchair every now and then shaking? And wonder why?🤔 Are you a parent of a child with either the occasional shake on their limbs or are they constantly shaking? Or do they have stiff movements? I can give you some insight. As I have the condition as mentioned in  Life with Diplegic Mixed Cerebral Palsy . But in this post, I am specifically talking about the Spastic type. 🦽 What are the symptoms of spastic cerebral palsy? Primary symptoms of spastic cerebral palsy include  muscle tightness , or increased tone, leading to stiff movements and difficulty executing precise motor control. When upper limbs are involved, flexion (Tightness)  is seen at the elbow, wrist and fingers. There are various degrees of this. I'm fortunate to have a fairly mild case. It can be in any type of cerebral palsy such as diplegic, one limb or quadriplegic. It al