Autism

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What is Autism?

Autism, in simple terms is abnormalities, in terms of social interactions and communication and is experienced and seen in the children. It is a spectrum of disorders and these two characteristics are commonly found and associated with the children. Scientifically, there are two consistent findings common in children experiencing such disorder are chronic immunologically mediated inflammatory condition found in the gut and oxygenation diminished in specific areas, in the brain.

Treatment

Autism is treated with two different categories, called medical management and educational intervention. About more than half of the children diagnosed to have autism have been provided with the anticonvulsants or psychoactive drugs. These medications result in adverse effects, as they respond to medications atypically.

There are many other current therapies existing to treat autism. These therapies attempt reversal of such abnormalities, through administration of hyperbaric oxygen, anti-inflammatory agents and antibiotics. However, the root causes of intestinal inflammation and oxygen deprivation cannot be addressed by any of these approaches and attempts.

Stems Cells to Treat Autism

After diagnosis of the autism, the brain areas that regulate concentration, memory, speech, attention are damaged. When the treatment is done with the stem cells, it improves the flow of oxygen and blood to the brain with improved perfusion and replaces stimulates new arteries formation and replaces damaged neurons. As the treatment progresses, properties of surrounding cells are acquired by the stem cells and they start getting multiplied into these cells. As the result of it, gray and white matter restoration is found. Consequently, neurologic symptoms are subsidized and the intellectual capacity of the autism diagnosed children is improved. After many clinical trials, it has been proved that the stem cells, named mesenchymal stem cells have the ability to improve the immune system and as a result of it, inflammation can be terminated.

There is a rationale at attempt to treat autism with mesenchymal stem cells derived from umbilical cord tissue. Scientifically, the disorder of autism and the respective degree of severity are correlated significantly inflammatory and neuro-inflammatory cytokines that include TARC or Thymus and Activation Regulated Chemokine and MDC or Macrophage-Derived Chemokine. Umbilical cord MSCs intravenous administration is shown to decrease inflammation, in multiple clinical trials. Autism symptoms may be alleviated in autistic patients, by decreasing inflammation. Improvement in patients is observed through mesenchymal stem cells administration, when the same is treated with facilities.

Stem cell therapy is found to be an effective approach, based on the stem cells’ unique ability to invludence immune system, influence metabolism so that the damaged tissues and cells are restored, to treat autism. All body organs and so the entire system including the brain, which is a significant part.

Improvements with Stem Cell Therapy

  1. Adequate and better behaviour of the affected children both outside and at home
  2. Better tolerance to varied and different foods with improvement found in digestion
  3. Improved skills of self-care
  4. Improvement and development in the writing skills
  5. No or less fear of strangers, loud noises and bright colours, gradually
  6. Improvement in verbal skills, in case the is non-verbal by then and likely to start making new syllables, sounds and clear pronunciation of the words and bigger and improved vocabulary found in verbal children
  7. Improvement in concentration and span of attention
  8. Gradually easier eye contact with the child and fixed & better gaze on the objects, starting with self interest

Based on the degree of severity and other factors, the degree of the improvements specified above do vary for different children affected with autism, though all the above improvements can be found in all of the children treated with the stem cells. The child body starts working and become active itself. Parents have to ensure them to be happy all the time and prepare the children to experience happy adult life, through development of skills, needed by them most, like self-care, professional skills, communication and educational skills. The improvements are because of the triggering brain development with the therapy of stem cells.