Are you living with diabetes, paralysis, cerebral palsy or others?
- Focus on bladder and bowel management—maintain a proper use of catheter and bowel retention devises to maintain hygiene.
- Take medicine upon the development of muscle spasm or nerve pain.
- Use ventilators to facilitate breathing.
- Reduce risk of lung infection by:
- Sitting up and moving around daily to prevent a build-up of phlegm.
- Cough regularly.
- Drinking lots of water.
- Avoid smoking.
- Get the flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine.
Advice on Living Well with Cerebral Palsy
- Go to physical therapy sessions to improve muscle strength and prevent contractures (shortening of muscles that limit joint movement).
- Use braces, splints, or casts to prevent contractures and improve mobility.
- Consider use of certain drugs that reduce abnormal movement.
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