Researchers Find Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders To Be at Risk for IBD

Researchers Find Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders To Be at Risk for IBD
In a recently published paper in the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases journal, entitled "Prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Among Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders", researchers found that the occurrence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was increased in patients suffering from autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ASD is characterized by an impaired ability to communicate and interact. The disease is often developed in early childhood and can last for years or be lifelong. Patients with ASD may suffer from behavioral problems, intense interest in a limited number of things/problems, speech impairment/loss, learning disability, poor coordination and constantly walking on tip toe, among others. A number of elements have been suggested as causes of ASD including genetics, neuroanatomical abnormalities, prenatal/perinatal and environmental factors such as exposure to air pollution during pregnancy, especially heavy metals and particulates. It is worth noting that in the US, an estimated 200,000 to 3 million cases are recorded every year. No cure is yet available for the disease, but treatments based on medications and various therapies like anger management, applied behavior analysis, sensory processing, and online speech therapy could help. On the other hand, IBD is characterized by an ongoing inflammation in the digestive tract, including the colon, small intestine, mouth, esophagus, and stomach. It is estimated that around 50,000 individuals are killed by
Subscribe or to access all post and page content.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *