Autism is a disorder,
which affects an individualís ability to communicate and
associate with others. Generally
the symptoms are detected in the first three years of the
childís life. In the United States, 1 in 166 people are affected
this disease. Although information about autism is scarce,
some non-profit organizations have dedicated themselves to
increasing the quality of the research in autism in order
to bring out new treatments of autism.
Low levels of vitamins and minerals like calcium, folic acid,
iron, magnesium and chromium continue to be the main attributed
causes for the autism in children. It has been widely accepted
that children suffering from autism who are treated with multivitamin/
mineral nutrient supplements show marginal improvement. Introduction
of these nutrient supplements into the diet of autism-affected
children contributes a lot in the improvement of the stage
that includes high scholastic test scores, early neurological
development, and scholastic test scores.
The autism-affected children treated with nutritional supplements
showed improved learning abilities, experience cognitive, academic
and substantial behavioral gains. In most cases, the follow-up
research showed positive feedback from parents of the autism-affected
children after treatment with nutrient supplements of Vitamin-B6
and Vitamin-c, Magnesium, Niacin, and dimethylglycine.
Innovative and Alternative Therapies for the Treatment Of
The innovative therapy found to be most useful in treating
autism is oral secretin. This should be given three times a
day along with supportive therapy of vitamins. Most patients
reported that they noticed a change in behavior within the
first three days. Improvement in their social skills was also
noticed. The overall cost of secretin and vitamins may come
to $60 which should be continued for two days and the vitamin
supplements may be followed as long as possible.
The other possible innovative treatments for autism lies with
stem cell therapy (where oneís own cell from bone marrow is
used), live cell therapy (live cells extracted from the animal
being administered to the patients), oral organ extracts (administration
of gut cells or brain cells for maximum effect in the autism
affected children), and Lyophilisate extracts (Lyophilisate
whole cells from Cytobiopharmica are being used for the treatment
of autism sufferers).
The use of the antibiotic vanomycin being extensively studied
since it is absorbed in the gut. The anti-protozoan drug, Metronidazole,
also holds hope in treating autism since it is absorbed in
the intestine and prevent diarrhea, which is the most affected
symptoms of autism.
Naltrexone, a modern medicine played an important role in
autism by blocking the substance endorphins, which produces
an anesthetic like feeling. Use of Naltrexone for the autistic
individual provides renowned result with improvements in increased
eye contact, normalized pain sensitivity, general happiness,
and reduced stereotypic and self-injury behaviors. The appetite
is also improved among the autism sufferers after the treatment
of Naltrexone. The side effects of this drug on the autism
patient are also being studied and found to be nil so far.
You should consult your primary care physician for further
advice on the latest autism treatments.
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