Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term for a group of disorders affecting
- body movement,
- balance, and
Loosely translated, cerebral palsy means "brain paralysis." Cerebral palsy is caused by damage done to certain parts of the developing brain. Treatment of cerebral palsy can reduce disability caused by the disorder.
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) has many causes. Dysphagia can be caused by diseases of the brain, diseases or conditions that affect muscle function, diseases of the esophagus, or obstructions of the upper digestive tract and esophagus. Symptoms of dysphagia generally is a mild to severe form of difficulty swallowing. Treatment of dysphagia depends on the cause.
Cerebral Palsy Topic Guide - Visuals
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Cerebral Palsy Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
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