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CAN CEREBRAL PALSY DEVELOP IN ADULTHOOD?

Jun 1, 2017

Jun 1, 2017

men huggingCerebral palsy is a type of brain damage that occurs before a child reaches the age of
five. As such, adults cannot develop this condition. When children with
cerebral palsy mature into adults, however, they face new challenges.
Although cerebral palsy is a non-aggressive disorder that does not worsen
over time, it can still impact an individual’s overall health and
wellness in ways it previously did not.

As individuals with cerebral palsy get older, the condition itself will
not worsen, but that does not mean they will not encounter any changes.

These are some of the most common challenges adults with cerebral palsy
will experience:

Cerebral palsy is not a life-threatening condition and, if any of these
symptoms persist, there are ways to manage them through various forms
of therapy, alternative treatment methods, or even surgery.

This is a common issue adults living with this disability experience, typically
occurring between the ages of 20 and 40 as a result of the excess strain
and stress their bodies endure to perform everyday tasks. Even walking
up a small flight of stairs can take up all the energy they have.

Symptoms of premature aging include:

Some of these symptoms overlap with conditions that generally arise with
adulthood, but some might cause further complications if left untreated.