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What is Cerebral Palsy, That Led To Satya Nadella's Son's Demise? - medtigo

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What is Cerebral Palsy, That Led To Satya Nadella’s Son’s Demise?

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This week for the Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, and his family started with a massive loss as they lost his son Zain Nadella because of a rare congenital disorder that he suffered.

Zain was born with Cerebral Palsy and died this week at the age of 25. Cerebral Palsy is a group of disorders that affect muscle tone or posture and movement.

Cerebral Palsy is caused when damage is done on the brain, leading to abnormal development because of a lack of oxygen during birth or very early in life. Other problems like bleeding into the brain, genetic mutation, and traumatic head injury can damage the brain.

In some cases, cerebral Palsy can affect just two limbs, and the whole body is involved in some cases. People with cerebral palsy may face digestive issues, respiratory diseases, vision impairment, and speech impairment.

In the case of mild cerebral palsy, the person may not require a piece of special equipment for walking, but in severe cerebral palsy, the person is unable to stand and walk and need a bit of special equipment for mobility.

There are three types of cerebral palsy, classified by doctors. The first is Spasticity. Spasticity CP affects about 80 percent of the body. A person develops increased muscle tone.

The second is dyskinetic cerebral Palsy. A person finds it challenging to control feet, legs, arms, and legs in this. The muscle tone can change daily.

The third is Ataxia cerebral palsy. People with this cerebral palsy find it difficult to balance and coordinate. People with Ataxia CP might not be steady while standing and walking.

Experts say that symptoms of cerebral Palsy vary from individual to individual. Some common symptoms found in most cases are the weakness of limbs, low IQ, difficulty walking, and delayed movement milestones (standing, crawling, rolling).

Common treatments of CP include medicines, speech therapy, braces, and surgery. There is no cure for CP, but the treatment can make the patients’ lives better for their future. In some cases, treatment is required for lifelong.

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