Since my friend’s son was diagnosed with autism, she has started to look for anything that might make him better. Of course, autism is not a disease that can be treated with a drug or fixed easily. It is a disorder that people usually have to live with their whole life. There is researching being put toward finding a cure, but there isn’t really one that exists yet.
Recently, my friend discovered PCA-Rx. This is a spray treatment that many of the parents in an autism support group she goes to have recommended. While there are not any claims that have been confirmed by science to show that this treatment actually works, the parents are very positive about the product and feel like it at least has been helping.
My friend’s son has been treated for his autism since he was diagnosed at the age of two. Doctors have had him in many types of therapy, without much noticeable change in his behavior. My friend was disappointed to discover that her son had only really learned ways to cope with his autism, rather than actually alleviate the symptoms of the disorder.
She is planning to begin him on a new autism therapy now that he is four. She has found some natural therapies that she is going to try in addition to the therapy that has been recommended by her doctors. She knows some other parents from a help group that have seen some measure of success when they have used these treatments. Hopefully, she’ll see a change in her son as well.
Several years ago, people were heralding heavy metal treatments as an incredible cure for autism. Since then, scientists have largely shown that there is no scientific proof that this is the case. However, this treatment will take care of heavy metals like mercury and lead which might be causing autism like symptoms in children who do not really have autism.
The dangers of chelation therapy include liver and kidney damage. Parents who want to consider this as a cure for autism need to see the risks and benefits before subjecting their children to the treatments. It is important for parents to do all of their own research and not allow doctors to sway the decisions that they make for their child.
When my friend’s son was diagnosed with autism, she immediately wanted to know what had caused him to develop the disorder. She wondered whether there was anything that she could have done to prevent him from getting the disorder. Unfortunately, this is exactly the question that doctors weren’t able to answer for her.
Scientists have done a lot of research on the causes of autism, without ever discovering an exact cause. Whether it could be exposure to mercury, genetic qualities, or something entirely different is not fully known. Since there is no discovery as to what the disorder is caused by, my friend isn’t sure whether it was something that her son always would have had or if she could have prevented it.
Since the advent of vaccines, their popularity has grown greatly. Certain ones are recommended or even required for school attendance. By law, certain states require certain vaccines. Other vaccines are of course optional. For example, I have never gotten a flu vaccine and don’t need to under any law or requirement.
For your child there are many factors to consider before choosing vaccination. You may want to look into possible risks for deciding either to vaccinate or not to. Both can have substantial health risks to your child. Only you can make the decision for your child, make sure that it is a decision that you do not take lightly. It could have a long lasting affect on your family.
Autism diagnosis is on the rise. More and more children are showing the many symptoms of this disorder. This leaves countless parents searching for a cure or even a cause. Doctors and scientists have yet to discover a direct cause for autism or find anything that will work as a definitive cure. The thought is that autism might be linked to genetics.
At one time many people were connecting autism to the effects of mercury poisoning. Doctors have assured parents that it is unlikely that this is the same thing, yet there are cases where children have been diagnosed with autism and then found to actually have mercury poisoning instead. It is something that doctors perhaps rule out to easily in individual cases.
One of my mom’s friends is a very protective mother. When she had her second child, she decided to go for a very natural birth. She had her child at home with the help of a midwife. Since the child was born without the use of drugs or anything else, she decided that the medical treatment of this child would continue to be natural.
She had read about vaccine damage that occurred when mothers chose to vaccinate their children as infants. She opted to not get her child vaccinated because she wanted to avoid the harmful affects that these vaccinations might cause for her child. She made this choice even after her first son had gotten all of his required vaccinations.
One of my friends has a child who has autism. I have watched her struggle with trying to get the child to associate with his older siblings. As he went to school, I saw the difficulties that he had with trying to make friends and do well. His mother is always trying new things to help him with his autism, but nothing has changed much.
She always keeps up to date with the most recent autism news. I know that she is hoping every day that someone discovers something that can help her son. In the meantime, she has been trying to find a cure of her own by taking him to behavioral therapy and limiting certain aspects of his diet. It is hard to do with the other children to care for as well.
Most people do not know much about autism, unless they know a child or an adult who has it. Parents aren’t usually planning on their child being diagnosed. It can be hard to know what to do once a child is diagnosed with autism. Hopefully, you will have a pediatrician who is well informed and can give you the information you need.
If not, you may have to seek autism information yourself. Some of the best websites to look at first are those made by organizations that want to spread awareness about autism. These will tend to have a lot of good information. Looking for parent support groups or just testimonials can also be helpful so that you understand that you aren’t alone in what you’re going through.
One of the most annoying things about parenting a child with autism can be the way that friends and family react. When my friend found out that her little boy had autism, everyone treated him like he was dying. They bought him little gifts all of the time. When they talked to his mom, they would give all kinds of advice for how to parent him or what new treatments were out.
She would always find links to articles on autism on her Facebook and her email. Eventually, she told everyone to stop. They were reacting way too strongly to the news. She already had a plan for how she and her husband were going to help their son. They didn’t need to be bombarded with gifts and advice. After that, people really started to calm down.