When my sister found that she had gotten mercury poisoning from eating fish, she wasn’t sure what to do. She’s the type that is afraid of doctors and prefers using alternatives to medicine for ailments. Though I’m not entirely convinced of the efficacy of these sorts of products, she swears by them, so it’s likely there must be some merit to them even if it’s just a placebo effect.
She started to do some research that would guide her towards the treatment for mercury poisoning that she felt was right for her. She wound up discovering something called PCA-RX, which had received some rave reviews from people claiming that it had significantly relieved the symptoms of their mercury poisoning. She just ordered it, so we’ve yet to see how it will work for her!
There are many questions that exist regarding what exactly causes autism spectrum disorders, though there is much research being done on possible causes. Genetic predispositions are believed to have an effect on the chance of autism, as well as the age of the child’s biological father. There are other possible environmental factors to also be considered.
One recent study that has been published mentions that one of the potential causes of autism could be air pollution. The study covered children’s exposure to air pollution based on their past residences, traffic reports, and regional air quality measures. Further studies will examine whether exposure to air pollution during pregnancy is also a related factor.
Vaccines are a pretty hot topic these days. There are studies on whether or not they can lead to much bigger and scarier problems than the vaccine was originally created for due to some of the key ingredients, such as mercury in some cases. Even while there are promises that mercury is no longer an ingredient, some reports are claiming 80-90% still have mercury in the mix.
It becomes a bit difficult to navigate through the risks. While your doctor insists you need a flu shot, you might find yourself wondering what the risks of the vaccination truly are, and whether or not it’s worth it. While a child born in 1995 could only be protected from 9 diseases, our kids now can be protected from up to 17, facing parents with the huge choice: to vaccinate or not vaccinate.
It’s always important to diagnose a problem quickly, whether it’s a virus eating your hard drive or a medical issue that needs attention. However, it can be problematic when symptoms are shared between ailments. A consistent problem is the link between mercury poisoning and autism, as the symptoms are nearly identical.
The effects of mercury poisoning range from social deficits to loss of speech, and even include temper tantrums and sound sensitivity. All of these symptoms are typical of what parents are told to look out for in their child’s development to try and catch autism symptoms. If your child has had vaccinations, it’s important not to weigh out the possibility of heavy metals in lieu of autism symptoms.
When the vaccination, Gardasil, first hit the medical world, every single girl was pressured to get this shot. I was about 17 years old when it first came out to the public, and both my family doctor and my gynecologist were nearly bullying me into getting it. Their badgering me actually made me feel like they didn’t trust me, since they demanded all sexually active teens get this shot, and I had told them I didn’t fall into that bracket.
I’m now 24 years old and I’m still being bullied into the shot, and I’m still refusing it. What they fail to mention in the doctor’s office is that the vaccine doesn’t magically push away cancer and that some women have dire reactions to it and have vaccine damage after the fact. They also failed, at least in my case, to mention it was against HPV and wasn’t a miracle shot.
When my sister’s first child was diagnosed with autism, it hit the whole family. While we never consider it to be a ‘problem’ we all face, it certainly has come with many ups and downs for my sister. At first, she didn’t even know what to do. Her son was learning at a different pace than many other kids, and there wasn’t too much information on how to cater to his needs.
She and I read up on different theories, and I went with her to some of the doctor appointments so she wasn’t doing it all alone (since her husband worked so much). I was talking to one of the nurses outside the office one day, and she gave me some advice. She gave me a list of autism news letters to subscribe to, which would help us better keep up with how other parents were doing.
Whenever I hear stories about children who have autism, I often hear the struggle that parents have when dealing with their child’s needs. While it certainly has different obstacles and the like than many parents are faced with, the parents I know who have children with autism don’t seem to have that different of a routine.
Now, parenting a child with autism isn’t easy and it certainly takes reading up on your child’s needs and having a good relationship with a qualified doctor, it’s still important to treat them the same as any other child. The parents I know take them to school regularly, have playdates, go on walks, and have a regular morning routine. I was actually surprised to know it wasn’t so different than my own days.
In today’s day and age, Autism is no longer some sort of kept secret. We’ve all met someone who has Autism or is a parent to a child who has Autism. While there are sometimes big scary headlines that include the risks for it, I can’t help but notice there isn’t too much in the regular media that isn’t a scare tactic or walk for a cure.
Whenever I want to get articles on autism that will actually teach me something new or shed light onto the issue, I always refer to one of the e-newsletters I subscribe to. It’s a little disheartening to see that general education isn’t getting out there, but I’ve made sure all the parents I know have signed up to get more information on the topic.
Due to the efforts of many volunteers and advocates, more people know about autism but many people don’t understand the detection and treatment process The first thing people should know is what kind of early intervention therapies are available. There are two main methods of comprehensive behavioral early intervention; Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Early Start Denver Model.
Science has shown that early detection improves learning, communication and social skills among young children with autism. The results for the various autism treatments are different for each individual, but early detection and efforts toward treatment have benefited each child that has tried the early intervention models.
When it comes to any cause, information is the best defense. There can’t be any research or awareness if no one knows about the cause. Trying to find treatments and giving support to the families for anyone with autism is one of the most important things in the diagnosis, treatment and living with autism both as an individual as a community.
Research has shown that autism seems to have roots in very early brain development. Signs of autism, however, typically don’t show until the child is between 2 and 3 years old. Knowledge about the signs and symptoms of autism, along with other autism information , means earlier detection and having far more available options when it comes to treatment and care.