Early Indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jan 9, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

It is well established that early identification and intervention are critical determinants in the course and outcome of autism spectrum disorders .

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Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#302 Jan 29, 2013
friend wrote:
One can spend all their time trying to find out the real cause, but those answers aren't easily coming. I myself believe the answer is in genetics, and for some causing a predisposition to exposures. There has to be something genetic for why autism affects more boys than girls.>
Current thinking is pointing to genetic predisposition plus an unknown environmental trigger. The interesting issue of boys diagnosed with ASD. Perhaps the female brain is better able to cope and mask the impact of autism? I can vouch for this, I have contacted 4 social skills classes and all of them have boys in their entire 2013 intake of ASD kids!
friend wrote:
Without knowing the cause, there's a lot that can be provided to the child who has autism and children with autism progress just like any other kid does. They just progress differently. And autism isn't the end of the world. I can think of a lot worse.
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Autism is not the end of the world for a child.
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#303 Jan 29, 2013
Bizarre wrote:
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Ive heard about natural bacterium in the gut & when taking antibiotics it takes away some bacterium, someone who was studying med told me that awhile back.
Its interesting how the bacterium returns after the person stops taking medication.
C.difficile is antibiotic resistant. Vancomycin is the only antibiotic that can kill it, the problem is it's very strong and children can't be left on it.
Bizarre

Australia

#305 Jan 30, 2013
Elias wrote:
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C.difficile is antibiotic resistant. Vancomycin is the only antibiotic that can kill it, the problem is it's very strong and children can't be left on it.
I see. Im interested in finding out why some people have allergies & why some people are immune from allergy. I watched a documentary about allergies. According to tge documentary developing countries have close to zero allergies in people esp in children in comparison to developed countries.

A woman I discussed food allergies with told me she believes some people need to eat food according to their blood type, or according to the types of organic foods they grew up eating for eg. If someone was born in a country where the diet consists mainly of high protein foods & rice then that is the food the body will respond to.

I had one man tell me the same. He mentioned a doc in the US who believes people should eat food based on their blood type. He even gave me a the doc site he really believes in this diet/theory. Genetics I guess..
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#306 Jan 30, 2013
Bizarre wrote:
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I see. Im interested in finding out why some people have allergies & why some people are immune from allergy. I watched a documentary about allergies. According to tge documentary developing countries have close to zero allergies in people esp in children in comparison to developed countries
Yes there is good evidence people from developing countries are seriously affected by food allergies when they are suddenly exposed to western processed foods. Asthma, excema and hives are almost unheard of in their countries and their children develop allergies when they arrive in the west.
Bizarre

Australia

#307 Jan 30, 2013
Elias wrote:
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Yes there is good evidence people from developing countries are seriously affected by food allergies when they are suddenly exposed to western processed foods. Asthma, excema and hives are almost unheard of in their countries and their children develop allergies when they arrive in the west.
http://www.allergycapital.com.au/allergycapit...

Aust & NZ amongst the highest in developed countries.

Since: Jan 07

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#308 Jan 30, 2013
India has the highest rate of food allergies. Hygiene hypothesis postulates that the cause of asthma, eczema, and other allergic diseases is an unusually clean environment. It is supported by epidemiologic studies for asthma. The hypothesis states that exposure to bacteria and other immune system modulators is important during development, and missing out on this exposure increases risk for asthma and allergy. A study shows eczema may sometimes be an allergic reaction to the excrement from house dust mites. Then there's the study which looked at the the prevalence of eczema in people who also suffer from celiac disease to eczema prevalence in control subjects, and have found that eczema occurs about three times more frequently in celiac disease patients and about two times more frequently in relatives of celiac patients, potentially indicating a genetic link between the two conditions.

None of the causes of asthma include food allergies. Other than genetic, some causes are thought to be environmental such as air pollution, phthalates in PVC are associated with asthma in children and adults. respiratory infections may increase the risk of developing asthma when acquired as a young children. Some medical conditions put a person at a higher risk for asthma.

South Korea has the highest death rate due to asthma, USA, South Africa, Japan, Germany, and Brazil. The idea that Western food exposure is a cause is highly unrecognized as a cause.
The USA may have higher rates of excema, however about 100 other countries have stats of it as well. So what exact country is it unheard in?

Since: Jan 07

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#309 Jan 30, 2013
The blood type diet is a fad diet that remains unsupported by scientific evidence. It's based on where the blood type originated from, and at the time, what they ate. This makes little sense, since geographic area's can only produce certain food sources. For instance blood type O originating from Africa would have a very different diet than that of those who lived in Europe and Asia having and evolved blood type A.

Blood type diet proponents claim that eating foods that are incorrect for your blood type may cause metabolic problems, cancer, allergies, asthma, fatigue and cardiovascular disease. However, no scientific evidence supports these claims or the use of the blood type diet for weight loss.
Bizarre

Australia

#310 Jan 30, 2013
friend wrote:
India has the highest rate of food allergies. Hygiene hypothesis postulates that the cause of asthma, eczema, and other allergic diseases is an unusually clean environment. It is supported by epidemiologic studies for asthma. The hypothesis states that exposure to bacteria and other immune system modulators is important during development, and missing out on this exposure increases risk for asthma and allergy. A study shows eczema may sometimes be an allergic reaction to the excrement from house dust mites. Then there's the study which looked at the the prevalence of eczema in people who also suffer from celiac disease to eczema prevalence in control subjects, and have found that eczema occurs about three times more frequently in celiac disease patients and about two times more frequently in relatives of celiac patients, potentially indicating a genetic link between the two conditions.
None of the causes of asthma include food allergies. Other than genetic, some causes are thought to be environmental such as air pollution, phthalates in PVC are associated with asthma in children and adults. respiratory infections may increase the risk of developing asthma when acquired as a young children. Some medical conditions put a person at a higher risk for asthma.
South Korea has the highest death rate due to asthma, USA, South Africa, Japan, Germany, and Brazil. The idea that Western food exposure is a cause is highly unrecognized as a cause.
The USA may have higher rates of excema, however about 100 other countries have stats of it as well. So what exact country is it unheard in?
http://www.orionnow.fi/en/Archive/July2010/Qu...

Developed countries have higher prevalance in allergies in comparison to developing countries.
Bizarre

Australia

#311 Jan 30, 2013
friend wrote:
The blood type diet is a fad diet that remains unsupported by scientific evidence. It's based on where the blood type originated from, and at the time, what they ate. This makes little sense, since geographic area's can only produce certain food sources. For instance blood type O originating from Africa would have a very different diet than that of those who lived in Europe and Asia having and evolved blood type A.
Blood type diet proponents claim that eating foods that are incorrect for your blood type may cause metabolic problems, cancer, allergies, asthma, fatigue and cardiovascular disease. However, no scientific evidence supports these claims or the use of the blood type diet for weight loss.
Yes. There are many fad diets.
http://www.acu-cell.com/btd.html

Since: Jan 07

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#312 Jan 30, 2013
An example of a developing country? Developing countries also have a lower population most times, so that prevalance of course isn't going to be as high as a more populated country and access to medical care also would affect the prevalance. If they don't seek medical care, they're not part of the prevalance.
Bizarre

Australia

#313 Jan 30, 2013
friend wrote:
An example of a developing country? Developing countries also have a lower population most times, so that prevalance of course isn't going to be as high as a more populated country and access to medical care also would affect the prevalance. If they don't seek medical care, they're not part of the prevalance.
If the developing country is governed under a developed country Im sure people would seek medical care & help or have access to medical center or hospital.Developing countries have research centers where they collect medical data from clinics/hospitals/public eg. Any developing country under the commonwealth

http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/developing-cw-...
Bizarre

Australia

#314 Jan 30, 2013
^ wrong link...
Bizarre

Australia

#315 Jan 30, 2013

Since: Jan 07

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#316 Jan 30, 2013
Picking a single country to focus on would be easier. Many people in developing countries do not seek medical care. One reason would be they cant afford it, nor travel to where medical care is.
That said, one can hardly rely on statisics to determine who has higher rates of what. The USA often lists at the top of many stats, however it never includes the total number within the population. Same with Australia and any other country. Kenya is a developing country, has a prevalance of Eczema, however 5,627,977 of the population is not accounted for. Almost any under developed country has a prevalance for Eczema and asthma.

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#317 Jan 30, 2013
The link you provided is that persons opinion of how they gage a country, by life span nature of the main diseases that kill the inhabitants. This isn't a very good example. In 2009, 31 countries reported in which at least 10% of children under five died. All were in Africa, except for Afghanistan.

A developing country, also known as a less-developed country (LDC), is a nation with a low living standard, undeveloped industrial base, and low Human Development Index (HDI) relative to other countries. There's about 170 that fit this accepted description of what a developing country is.
Bizarre

Australia

#321 Jan 30, 2013
friend wrote:
Picking a single country to focus on would be easier. Many people in developing countries do not seek medical care. One reason would be they cant afford it, nor travel to where medical care is.
That said, one can hardly rely on statisics to determine who has higher rates of what. The USA often lists at the top of many stats, however it never includes the total number within the population. Same with Australia and any other country. Kenya is a developing country, has a prevalance of Eczema, however 5,627,977 of the population is not accounted for. Almost any under developed country has a prevalance for Eczema and asthma.
One factor for allergies in a developing country such as Thailand is allergens found in processed foods that they are now regulated to protect those with food allergies from having allergy reactions:
http://mobile.foodnavigator-asia.com/Formulat...

Vs

Australia Coles:
friend wrote:
Picking a single country to focus on would be easier. Many people in developing countries do not seek medical care. One reason would be they cant afford it, nor travel to where medical care is.
That said, one can hardly rely on statisics to determine who has higher rates of what. The USA often lists at the top of many stats, however it never includes the total number within the population. Same with Australia and any other country. Kenya is a developing country, has a prevalance of Eczema, however 5,627,977 of the population is not accounted for. Almost any under developed country has a prevalance for Eczema and asthma.
One factor for allergies in a developing country such as Thailand is allergens found in processed foods that they are now regulated to protect those with food allergies from having allergy reactions:
http://mobile.foodnavigator-asia.com/Formulat...

Vs

Australia Coles:
friend wrote:
Picking a single country to focus on would be easier. Many people in developing countries do not seek medical care. One reason would be they cant afford it, nor travel to where medical care is.
That said, one can hardly rely on statisics to determine who has higher rates of what. The USA often lists at the top of many stats, however it never includes the total number within the population. Same with Australia and any other country. Kenya is a developing country, has a prevalance of Eczema, however 5,627,977 of the population is not accounted for. Almost any under developed country has a prevalance for Eczema and asthma.
One factor for allergies in a developing country such as Thailand is allergens found in processed foods that they are now regulated to protect those with food allergies from having allergy reactions:
http://mobile.foodnavigator-asia.com/Formulat...

Vs

Australia Coles:
http://mobile.foodnavigator-asia.com/Business...

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#323 Jan 30, 2013
Ok, those links mean very little. They're labeling food products about possible food allergens. Good for them. The reason for that is to make those who 'already' have food allergies aware of what's in a product to limit their exposure. The 'regulation' is consumers right to know what's in a product. Many countries already do this.

It has nothing to do with causing the allergen.
Bizarre

Australia

#324 Jan 30, 2013

Since: Jan 07

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#325 Jan 30, 2013
Interesting, but none of it links procesed foods as the cause, and one links shows Maternal smoking during pregnancy, smoking among family members, and family history of allergy (genetic) were statistically significant risks for developing asthma. None of it has much to do about autism.
Bizarre

Australia

#327 Jan 30, 2013
friend wrote:
Interesting, but none of it links procesed foods as the cause, and one links shows Maternal smoking during pregnancy, smoking among family members, and family history of allergy (genetic) were statistically significant risks for developing asthma. None of it has much to do about autism.
Yes youre right. I was just isolating allergies from the topic -autism for awhile because I was wondering why some people have allergies & why some people dont.

So Ive come up with several factors & theories so far lol....

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