Different causes for Cerebral Palsy
The basic answer to exactly what causes a child to be born with Cerebral Palsy is a simple, basic answer; brain damage. The specific reason behind
this brain damage can result in many different answers, answers which are sometimes hard to pinpoint. To find out the specific reason for a child
suffering from this disorder, a doctor would need to do a complete an in depth review of the patient's health history. There are multiple tests and
procedures that can be performed to find out reasons behind the cause as well.
This damage is brought about during any stage of the brains development; before, during or after birth. Unfortunately, there are many times that the
exact cause is not found, regardless of the amount of tests or health history that is provided.
One of the causes of Cerebral Palsy can be developmental malformations. This basically means that at some point in time, something interrupted the
brains typical development course. This malformation can cause a child's brain to not develop the typical number of brain cells or can cause a
breakdown in communication between the brains cells. It can also cause brain cells to drift apart in the brain which cause damage.
Often times developmental malformations are brought about due to genetic disorders. Developmental malformations specifically found in the part of
the brain that manage voluntary movement are found to directly result in a child getting this disorder.
If malformation is found to have not been the cause, neurological damage is looked at. Neurological damage is the direct result of a brain injury
occurring at sometime throughout the pregnancy. These brain injuries can usually be directly linked to a specific incident. These incidents can range
greatly. Difficult deliveries can result in brain damage, as well as premature births. Any sort of complications during the pregnancy can result in
Alcohol and drug use has been directly linked, since this has a severe effect on a developing fetus's brain. A fetus