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Control Gut Inflammation Autism
The same as for a : Child without asd, seek evaluations by a pediatric gastroenterologist ; pediatric allergist. A gastrointestinal disturbance specific to persons with asds ("autistic enterocolitis”) has not been established, nor is there solid evidence for abnormal gastrointestinal permeability in individuals with asds. A variety of GI disorders present as behavioral or sleep difficulties in people with asd. ...Read more
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more
No: Many kids with autism have digestive problems. There is a problem with the calcium channels at the cell level in autistic spectrum disorders in both brain cells and some of the cells in certain parts of the digestive system. But the digestive problems are just another symptom, not the cause of the disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intestinal bacteria,: yeast or parasites don't. cause Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Chromosomal Microarray testing has found over 100 copy repeat errors, fewer or more than 1 copy of a small gene sequence from either parent that increase susceptibility to ASD. Epigenetic factors that alter function , but not structure or sequence of fetal genes, like low folate (folic acid) levels at conception, alcohol & the flu also increase risk ...Read more
Relevant for some : Although leaky gut has in the past not been considered a legitimate condition it is slowly being recognized as a valid entity and not just in patients with autism. It is related to the disruption of the normal gut flora and balance in the gastrointestinal tract. This can be triggered by antibiotic use, steroids, and chronic stress. All of these are increased which is why we see more patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any psychiatrists or doctors here that believe autism is connected to the immune system and bowel dysfunctions?
No evidence of that: There is no evidence to support that theory. ...Read more
Jonathan, 7, has autism. He's been having constipation for yrs and this time it's been 2 weeks since his last bowel. Given Dulcolax and paraffin.
See his pediatrician: for a thorough history, physical & abdominal X-ray. He may need a "clean-out" before using bulk laxatives to have soft stools every other day for at least 6 mos. When stools are soft, have him sit on the toilet for 15 minutes, 15 minutes after a meal, with his feet supported so his knees are flexed, while blowing bubbles, playing on iPad, etc. Diet &/or low muscle tone are usually the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallbladder?: This might be associated with gallstones and colic associated with them especially if you are having significant pain after eating. There are other reasons for your symptoms like gastritis, liver problems or lesions, constipation, among others. Try to get evaluated with a provider that can check your abdominal area and possibly order tests. If you experience severe pain, vomiting, fever go to ED. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can acid reflux cause pain in the upper middle abdomen? I have inflammation at the GE junction. Could this cause pain in the upper middle abdomen?
Yes: it's very common for reflux to cause pain in the epigastrium. If you get discomfort in that region that you suspect is from reflux, it is appropriate to try an antacid to see if it helps. It is important to try to follow anti-reflux precautions and to take your reflux medication on a regular basis. Good luck. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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