Magnesium Sulphate Reduces Cerebral Palsy Risk

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Magnesium Sulphate Reduces Cerebral Palsy Risk

It has been seen that increasingly newborns are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. This is the reason that obstetricians and neonatal specialists in Australian hospitals have been asked to take steps so that newborns are not born with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy affects 400 Australian children and every child’s condition differs from other in terms of severity. An Australian and international research has also been conducted on cerebral palsy and children.

Researchers have concluded that if a mother is given magnesium sulphate before delivery then 33% risk get reduced. However, it is said that the condition is the most beneficial for children, who born before 30 weeks.

"The implementation of these guidelines has the potential to save the lives of, or minimize cerebral palsy risks in up, to 147 Australian babies each year”, said researchers.

The doctors think that if a mother is given magnesium sulphate then they can save 140 children every year from getting affected with cerebral palsy. Professor Nadia Badawi from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance said that doctors are right that magnesium sulphate reduces the risk.

Obstetrics Professor Caroline Crowther applauded the research and was of the view that it is the one of a kind research which has proved that magnesium sulphate is effective in bringing down the number of cerebral palsy cases.

Caroline affirmed that they also recommend doctors to give the dose to women before delivery, but they seen that the advise is underused. It is happening due to the shortage of staff. In addition, it has also been found that magnesium sulphate also has its cons.

Professor Michael Chapman, who is owner of the School of Womens' and Children's Health at the University of New South Wales, was of the view that it can gift your hypertension and can cause low blood pressure.


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