Autism Treatment – Regression, Gut Problems and Autism Part 2 of 2

Autism Treatment – Many children with Autism also suffer from severe gastrointestinal inflammation. To help resolve this problem, specialized testing can be done to help determine the right course of action. You can do it as you will continue to read this whole article.

What we discussed in part one of this two part series was some of the cyclical improvement and then regression that we tend to see when we treat some of the gut issues found in many children with Autism. I have seen many children over the years and I wish I could do more of the testing myself but when I have these children evaluated by a gastroenterologist to go intestinal scoping, what is determined is that they have very inflamed guts and characteristics of Autistic enterocolitis. I have referred my patients to Dr. Krigsman in Texas for years and he is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He is basically my go-to guy when it comes to this level of testing. It has been my experience that there are not many doctors around who can evaluate children with Autism to the level where they need to be evaluated from a gastrointestinal perspective and truly understand all of the complexities involved. And through Dr. Krigsman’s assessments, I have seen that many of these children have very inflamed guts, some quite significantly, but the children have an incredible ability to compensate for this pain. More details please

And yet not all children will manifest with this distress or extreme pain. We see a very cyclical pattern to the improvements and then declines, it waxes and then wanes, first improvement and then worsening, improvement and then worsening and it keeps repeating itself over and over and over again. This is also quite common in Crohn’s disease which also has this waxing and waning tendency. You may want to do some research on Crohn’s in children if you think this sounds like it may be what’s going on with your child. Quite commonly the classic description of Crohn’s disease fits the bowel patterns we see in many children with Autism. So I wanted to discuss this issue more since I know how frustrating it can be to battle these gut issues over and over for many months, or even years. I encourage parents who are seeing this in their children to have them evaluated by a pediatric gastroenterologist who understands all of the intricacies of Autism to help determine what may be going on in your child’s gut.

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