CEREBRAL PALSY

CEREBRAL PALSY

CEREBRAL PALSY Cerebral palsy is a congenital disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture, due to abnormal brain development often before birth. Cerebral palsy also affects hearing, sensation and vision. However, it is the most common motor disabilities in childhood.  Causes of Cerebral Palsy The causes of cerebral palsy are typically idiopatic (unknown). Unusual brain…

POLIOMYELITIS

POLIOMYELITIS

Poliomyelitis (Polio) is a highly infectious viral disease of the Central Nervous System that destroys the anterior horn cells of the spinal cord and motor cells of the brain. Polio mainly affects children under the age of five (5) years. However, anyone of any age that is unvaccinated against the virus can get the disease….

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (DISORDER OF THE NEUROMUSCULAR SYSTEM)
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MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (DISORDER OF THE NEUROMUSCULAR SYSTEM)

OVERVIEW OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that occurs suddenly in which the immune system attacks the joint between the nerves and muscle called the neuromuscular joint of the body, in this disorder the antibodies attacks the acetylcholine receptor which are the protein on the muscle cell used for muscle…

BREASTFEEDING
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BREASTFEEDING

OVERVIEW OF BREASTFEEDING BREASTFEEDING Breastfeeding also known as nurturing, is the process of delivering adequate and complete nutrient to an infant, to ensure healthy growth and development of the infant directly from the mother’s breast. It is a very important part of the reproductive system of a woman, with effect on the health of the…

WAYS TO IMPROVE CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH

WAYS TO IMPROVE CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH

TEACH THE CHILD HOW TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES: Allow them to talk about anything without them feeling like a burden. Most children don’t talk to their parents or guardian about their feelings because the reaction from their parents would be more overwhelming. Children face different situations like bullying, abuse of different kinds which will definitely tell…

NEONATAL SEIZURES

NEONATAL SEIZURES

A seizure is caused by sudden, abnormal, and excessive electrical activity in the brain. Most neonatal seizures occur in the first one to two days to the first week of a baby’s life. Causes of Neonatal Seizures Neonatal seizures have a variety of causes. These include: Lack of oxygen before or during birth which can…