Zain, the 26-year-old son of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, died on Monday, the company said. Zain suffered from cerebral palsy (CP), which is the most common motor disability in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CP is essentially a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to maintain balance and posture by affecting their ability to move and even causing auditory and visual complications. .
What are the symptoms of cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is caused in childhood and results from abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control muscles. The CDC says there are different types of CP and symptoms vary from person to person. Symptoms also depend on the severity of the condition, as people with mild CP may be able to walk without any assistance, while those with severe CP may need walking equipment or may not be able to walk at all.
Although a person’s condition does not worsen over time, the exact symptoms are likely to change at some point in life. Other symptoms include intellectual disability, seizures, vision, hearing, or speech problems, and spinal problems (scoliosis); and even joint problems.
What causes cerebral palsy?
As mentioned above, CP is caused by the disruption of a person’s ability to control their muscles that results from abnormal development or damage to the developing part of the brain. While the cause of this disruption was previously attributed to lack of oxygen during the birth process, scientists say this is only the case in a few cases. However, the specific cause is not known in many cases, but scientists say that abnormal brain development or brain damage can occur before birth, during birth, within a month of birth, or during the first few years of a child’s life.
Treatment of cerebral palsy
The CDC says there is no cure for cerebral palsy, although the condition can be improved in patients by starting treatment as soon as possible. Although no treatment is right for all children with CP, common treatment methods include surgery, braces, and physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.