If your child is about to have surgery or needs a particular diagnostic procedure, such as a GI scope, their medical team will need to place them under sedation. Additionally, some children require sedation to have their teeth cleaned or a cavity filled because anxiety/sensory issues prevent them from obtaining routine dental care. Because anesthesia […]
Complex gastrointestinal issues in autism require more complex action. When your child is still suffering despite dietary intervention, supplementation, and remedies mentioned in the Constipation and Diarrhea article, it is time to find a qualified gastroenterologist. When Should I Consider a GI Specialist for My Child? Behavior is communication. If your child with autism is […]
Full adherence to the gluten, casein, and soy-free (GFCFSF) diet is essential to its success. But, the reality is, your child is likely to experience a dietary infraction at some point. While some kids may be fine when this happens, many kids react with even the tiniest of infractions. In fact, one bite of bread […]
What is Autism? Autism is a developmental disability which causes significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, the combination of symptoms and their level of severity varies from person to person. Diagnosis criteria for autism is specific, a person must exhibit the following symptoms to a degree that significantly impairs […]
Autism and gastrointestinal problems go hand-in-hand for many kids. This meta-analysis of several studies published in the Journal of Pediatrics estimates that “the odds of GI symptoms in children with ASD are four times more prevalent than for children without ASD.” The analysis indicated higher levels of GI symptoms in all four areas including general GI concerns, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain.
One of the most exciting areas of research in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is in the role of mitochondrial function. Research studies looking at mitochondrial function in those with autism are transforming the way we think about the causes of autism and are pointing to medical therapies that could have a significant impact. This article […]
Yeast overgrowth is a medical issue common to autism that can cause sleep disturbances, sensory issues, hyperactivity, picky eating, stimming, and more. Even more concerning, yeast overgrowth can cause physical pain. However, when treated, symptoms can lessen or disappear altogether, significantly improving your child’s quality of life. In this article, you will find information about […]