Cerebral palsy symptoms in babies Mild cerebral palsy symptoms may be seen in infancy itself. Infantile cerebral palsy may show floppy or stiff movements and poor coordination or ataxia. Cerebral palsy in infants exhibit involuntary moments. Cerebral palsy baby may be lying in awkward position and crawl in unusual way. Cerebral palsy in children may favour one side and have limited range of movements. CP child can have hearing and eyesight problems. Signs of cerebral palsy in infants may be seizers. Signs of cerebral palsy in babies may be recognised in form of problems in bladder or bowel movements. Signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy are not difficult to recognise.
Cerebral palsy disease is neurological condition that affects movements. Cerebral palsy paralysis is due damage to certain parts of brain. Effects of cerebral palsy in form of childhood disability may not be visible at birth. Child with CP disease will have late milestones. An unfortunate fact about cerebral palsy is, it commonly strikes at birth or at infancy and parents do not know “what's cerebral palsy”. There are different cerebral palsy stages affecting muscles movements. There may be mild cerebral palsy or severe cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy gait may be visible when child is supposed to walk.
Cerebral palsy types are spastic cerebral palsy, spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, spastic hemiplegia, spastic quadriplegia, athetoid or dyskinetic cerebral palsy, ataxic cerebral palsy or hypotonic cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy diagnosis Clinical assessment is important part of diagnosis.
Damage to cerebrum before during or within 5 years of age can be cerebral palsy cause. Causes of cerebral palsy during pregnancy may be due to PVL affecting white matter due oxygen deficiency. Causes of cerebral palsy in pregnancy are responsible for 9 out of 10 cases. Causes of cerebral palsy before birth occur mostly in first 6 months of gestation. Causes of cerebral palsy at birth may be due to difficult delivery. Causes of cerebral palsy after birth can be due to infection, head injury or poisoning.
Acupuncture has proved to be excellent adjuvant in cerebral palsy treatment as confirmed by various scientific studies as given below.
“Our son is 8 years old. He was not able to hold his neck, stand or walk. With Dr Pardeshi Acupuncture Pain Therapy, he is able to hold his neck and able to stand also walk with some support.”
“There is a growing amount of clinical evidence that scalp acupuncture can improve or remove symptoms in patients with cerebral palsy.”
“Chinese scalp acupuncture in these 33 cases appears to be an effective treatment for patients with CP and should be considered as an adjunctive therapy for more CP patients. Chinese scalp acupuncture relieved many of these patients' symptoms, increased their quality of life, and reversed many physical disabilities. Some of the patients returned to a normal life.”
Cerebral Palsy Guidance The study concluded that acupuncture may be extremely beneficial to kids with cerebral palsy, and can help with associated disorders that often accompany the disorder, such as difficulties with speech and hearing. It can also help with:
Management of Cerebral palsy need support from cerebral palsy association or cerebral palsy foundation. Parents some time draw information from different resources like cerebral palsy wiki but the need equipped cerebral palsy centre.Cerebral palsy in adults: Cerebral palsy is not progressive, therefore will not worsen but there are additional challenges. In congenital cerebral palsy, life expectancy can be normal but there is premature aging. Level of intelligence cerebral palsy is generally normal but can be affected in certain cases of brain damage.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a peripheral nervous system disease with rapid-onset muscle weakness caused by the immune system damage. The initial symptoms can be changes in sensation or pain along with muscle weakness, beginning in the feet and hands. The complaints spread to the arms and upper body, with both sides being involved. It can develop over hours to a few weeks. During the acute phase, the disorder can be life-threatening, with about 15% developing weakness of the breathing muscles requiring mechanical ventilation. Some are affected by changes in the function of the autonomic nervous system, which can lead to dangerous abnormalities in heart rate and blood pressure. The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome is unknown. But it is often preceded by an infectious illness such as a respiratory infection or the stomach flu.
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Protective covering (myelin sheath) is damaged in gbs disease which prevents nerves from transmitting signals to your brain, causing weakness, numbness or paralysis. The exact cause of damage isn't known. It usually appears days or weeks after a respiratory or digestive tract infection. Guillain Barre syndrome pathophysiology may be started with infection with the Zika virus.
Guillain-Barre syndrome can be difficult to diagnose in its earliest stages.
One many need Spinal tap (lumbar puncture), Electromyography or Nerve conduction studies.
There is no Guillain-Barre syndrome cure. Plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) and Immunoglobulin therapy may reduce severity.
may need to - There is no Guillain-Barre syndrome cure. Plasma exchange (plasmapheresis) and Immunoglobulin therapy may reduce severity.
before and during recovery. Your care may include:
Acupuncture treatment for Guillain Barre Syndrome is very effective as seen in this review
treatment cost depends upon severity and age of patient.
People with Guillain-Barre syndrome usually experience their most significant weakness within two to four weeks after symptoms begin.
Once thought to be a single disorder, Guillain-Barre syndrome is now known to occur in several forms. The main types are:
Call your doctor if you have mild tingling in your toes or fingers that doesn't seem to be spreading or getting worse. Seek emergency medical help if you have any of these severe signs or symptoms:
Guillain-Barre syndrome is a serious condition that requires immediate hospitalization because it can worsen rapidly. The sooner appropriate treatment is started, the better the chance of a good outcome.
The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome isn't known. The disorder usually appears days or weeks after a respiratory or digestive tract infection. Rarely, recent surgery or immunization can trigger Guillain-Barre syndrome. Recently, there have been a few cases reported following infection with the Zika virus. In Guillain-Barre syndrome, your immune system — which usually attacks only invading organisms — begins attacking the nerves. In AIDP, the most common form of Guillain-Barre syndrome in the U.S., the nerves' protective covering (myelin sheath) is damaged. The damage prevents nerves from transmitting signals to your brain, causing weakness, numbness or paralysis.
Guillain-Barre syndrome can affect all age groups. But you're at slightly greater risk if:
Guillain-Barre syndrome can affect all age groups. But you're at slightly greater risk if:
Guillain-Barre syndrome affects your nerves. Because nerves control your movements and body functions, people with Guillain-Barre may experience:
Severe, early symptoms of Guillain-Barre syndrome significantly increase the risk of serious long-term complications. Rarely, death may occur from complications such as respiratory distress syndrome and heart attack.
Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
MS symptoms depend upon which nerve is involved. Early symptoms of MS can be weakness and tingling. Early signs of MS can also be fatigue and numbness. Tremor and spasticity can sometimes be seen as signs of multiple sclerosis. Other signs and symptoms of MS can be erectile dysfunction, slurred speech double vision, loss of vision or paralysis.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is disease where mylenation (covering insulation of nerve cells) of spinal cord and brain get disrupted.
Types of MS: There are four types of MS disease.
Exact multiple sclerosis causes are unknown but it can be auto immune disorder. MS symptoms in women are two to three times more than MS symptoms in men.
Multiple sclerosis diagnosis is based on symptoms, signs and examination. Multiple sclerosis gait may help in diagnosis. MS diagnosis may require spinal fluid examination. Multiple sclerosis MRI can help in diagnosis. Multiple sclerosis attack may need other tests to rule out other diseases with similar presentation. More information for general orientation can be obtained from multiple sclerosis wiki and other resources.
Acupuncture MS Treatment Many scientific studies have confirmed that acupuncture treatment is able to provide substantial relief to patients of multiple sclerosis. Some of such studies are given below.
“Acupuncture may provide relief for some MS-related symptoms, including pain, spasticity, and numbness and tingling, bladder problems, and depression.”
“Acupuncture might be a reasonable treatment option for some people with MS. In small, preliminary studies, acupuncture has been shown to have potential benefits for some MS-related symptoms. It is generally well tolerated, but there is a slight chance of serious side effects in susceptible people..”
“The study finds that acupuncture relieves the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, increases the patient’s quality of life, slows the progression of physical disability and reduces the frequency of relapses.”
Conventional multiple sclerosis treatment MS treatment includes multiple sclerosis medications like inteferon, glatiramer acetate, dimethyl furate etc. There is no multiple sclerosis cure but symptoms can be managed well unless there are serious problems. Multiple sclerosis prognosis generally is fair provided good treatment and multiple sclerosis nursing care is available.
Multiple sclerosis life expectancy is normal for most of people. Multiple sclerosis diet: Special care is to be taken for ms diet. All the care can be actually is taken better in special multiple sclerosis clinics. Multiple sclerosis society: MS society or multiple sclerosis foundation like multiple sclerosis khan academy can be great asset to patients to improve ms prognosis.
Yoga treatment for multiple sclerosis, especially due to inflammation and can be effective. Yoga involving pressure on wrist or stretching back of hand can irritate median nerve and exacerbate complaints. Similarly Tai Chi treatment for multiple sclerosis is effective. Qigong treatment for multiple sclerosis pain needs special training and can be useful tool of management. Patients report having taken Ayurvedic treatment for multiple sclerosis and reported some relief also. Similarly, Homeopathic treatment for multiple sclerosis has also had some satisfied patients. Acupressure treatment for multiple sclerosis pain has limited scope. Respect warning signal of pain from body when doing exercises. Exercises must be slowly progressive. Sudden load on muscles or must be avoided.
What is Parkinsonism?
Parkinsonism disease (PD) or Parkinsonism syndrome is group of Parkinsonism related disorders. Parkinsonism symptoms include tremors, muscle rigidity, and slowing of movement. Parkinson's disease is most common type of Parkinsonism and related disorders.
Early signs of Parkinson's are just tremors and shaking of hands or feet. Parkinson's symptoms include it typical tremors, and Parkinson's dementia, Parkinsonism gait. Difficulty in speech may be early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Signs of Parkinson's disease may be short steps and jerky rigid walk.
Parkinson's stages start with one side of body and symptoms are mild. It may include tremors and shaking of limbs. Stage two includes movements of both limbs being affected. Third stage is symptoms more pronounced but still able to work without assistance. Fourth stage is symptoms, severe and disabling and need help to stand or move.
Parkinsonism diagnosis is not always clear because there is no specific test. Diagnosis of PD is on symptoms signs and clinical examination.
Each type of PD has its own causes - Cause of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease is not known. Parkinson's disease dementia is common debilitating factor in this condition. Parkinson's disease gait is also typical of the disease. Vascular Parkinsonism also known as arteriosclerotic Parkinsonism is due to restricted blood supply to brain generally in diabetes mellitus. Drug Induced Parkinsonism – around 7% of people develop this type of disease. Most recover after stopping the drug.
Acupuncture treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Acupuncture relieves Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Researchers document the ability of acupuncture to reduce pain, anxiety, depression, hot flashes and abnormal sweating in a clinical case history. The patient responded with significant positive patient outcomes after a 2 week regime of acupuncture treatments given at a rate of five days per week. Acupuncture successfully reduces pain, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, and mental illness in Parkinson’s disease patients.
“Conclusions: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the use of acupuncture for relief of PD symptoms and found that acupuncture has significant positive effects. Acupuncture can be considered as a combination treatment with conventional treatment for patients with PD.”
“Clinical studies in China and Korea, in particular, have shown a positive benefit of acupuncture in treating Parkinson's disease, especially in reducing the doses of dopaminergic medications and the associated side effects.”
"Acupuncture can be a safe way to decrease gait disturbances,"
“Acupuncture is widely accepted as an alternative therapy for Parkinson’s disease (PD) in East Asia. We hope that general PD researchers would accept the acupuncture therapy to a greater extent in future.”
Parkinson's treatment has many choices including surgery. Parkinson's medication includes Levodopa and Carbidopa. One cannot expect Parkinson cure, but drugs can reduce the symptoms quite well. Parkinsonism drugs may cause nausea and other side effects. Parkinsonism treatment needs good life long management with active participation of family members. Parkinson's disease nursing is essential part of management.
Parkinsonism prognosis is good if disease is diagnosed early and proper treatment given. Parkinson's disease life expectancy is same as other population if managed well. There is no Parkinson's disease cure but provided properly managed patients can live as others.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy symptoms
Duchenne muscular dystrophy progression may start at time, when he is supposed to walk. Walking in Duchenne muscular dystrophy may be late. First sign may be seen around age of six when weakness of muscle may be noted and he may keep falling or have difficulty in climbing staircase.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy patient after few years may waddle or walk on toes. Duchenne syndrome may latter have headache shortness of breath, sleepiness and trouble in concentrating. Duchenne disease may show shortened and tight muscles in legs. Duchenne syndrome latter curved spine called scoliosis. Muscle dystrophy with heart failure, muscle dystrophy lungs and that of other organs may latter set in. Duchenne Muscular dystrophy diagnosis: Duchenne symptoms and signs are indicative of DMD. Diagnosis can be made by testing for creatine, and CK level muscle biopsy and genetic structure examination.
Muscular Dystrophy is group of diseases that make muscles weaker and flaccid over time. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) disease is most common type of muscular dystrophy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy causes: It is caused by defect in control of how body keeps muscle health. Here the gene that makes protein dystrophin is broken. For Duchenne muscular dystrophy inheritance is always the source. It comes as congenital muscular dystrophy. That means Duchenne muscular dystrophy genetics responsible for causing the disease. Muscular dystrophy boys are almost always the victims of disease.
“Dr Pardeshi advised us for acupuncture treatment for muscular dystrophy for our son and after giving treatment for 3 months, we really did get amazing results and even proofed by lab results”
Acupuncture improves patient outcomes for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). In addition, significant reductions in inflammatory related muscle enzyme secretions are achieved. Acupuncture may help to fight effects of Duchenne disease as confirmed by many scientific studies.
"We hope to introduce acupuncture as a new strategy for preventing skeletal muscle atrophy in the future.”
DMD treatment has now better and more roles in its management. Duchenne muscular dystrophy clinic may prescribe steroids and Etelpirsen. Duchenne muscular dystrophy exercises are essential part of life of DMD. Duchenne muscular dystrophy stretching has to be within limits to avoid injuries. Sometimes surgery may be needed to release contractures.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy picture has improved over years. Duchenne muscular dystrophy life expectancy was no more than teen age before, but now they can live till 30 or sometimes 40 or 50. Duchenne muscular dystrophy treatment centres are now able to provide better support to ease symptoms and protect muscles. Duchenne muscular dystrophy association can make management approach easier. More and latest information can be availed from sources like muscular dystrophy news, Duchenne muscular dystrophy articles and Duchenne muscular dystrophy wiki.
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