In infants, cerebral palsy is the result of a brain injury or brain malformation that occurs before,
during, or right after birth, when an infant’s brain is most vulnerable.
The impact it may have on a child depends on the severity of the injury
and where the damage occurred. Some doctors and scientists also believe
that cerebral palsy may be caused by maternal infections prior to delivery. Continue reading What Causes Cerebral Palsy at Birth?
Commonly used as a general term for a brain disorder or disease, encephalopathy is a serious condition that impacts the function of the brain. The severity of the abnormality varies, and can be classified as either transient, recurrent, or permanent, possibly being reversible over time. There are various types of encephalopathy that each cause serious symptoms, with potential causes varying from trauma to the brain to genetic conditions. It is important to understand what types of encephalopathy exist and what treatment options you may have. Continue reading Types of Encephalopathy
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy occurs when the fetal brain does receive enough oxygen. Often referred
to as “HIE,” Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy can lead to permanent
brain damage, cerebral palsy, and death. Common factors that cause HIE include umbilical cord entanglement
or prolapse, placental abruption and excessive uterine stimulation. To
better understand the condition, we’ve listed
The brain requires approximately 20% of the body’s oxygen intake
to function properly. Hypoxia occurs when the brain does not receive enough
oxygen. The low levels of oxygen limits brain activity, interrupting neurotransmitters
and electrochemical impulses. This can seriously affect the rest of the
body. Brain cells can die within five minutes. If not handled appropriately
and quickly, cerebral hypoxia can cause brain damage or death. Continue reading What is Hypoxic Brain Injury?