does anyone know more about a genetic disorder that affects the whole body of a child, stopping him from growing , but allows his internal organs to grow normally ?
i met such a child in a center focused on helping children with autism and i would like to know more about that, if anyone can provide me some information.
i would like to know the full name and effects of that disorder and the treatment, if there is any.
all i know yet is that his internal organs are compressed into his small body (which seems to have stopped growing) and it looks like he is ready to explode.
all his physical activities are reduced due to that problem.
i heard he took a treatment based on hormones to make his body grow, but it wasn't very effective.
Autism is a neurological developmental disorder that effects children ability to socialize and normally impairfs language behavioral abnormalities. Most cases are diagnosed before three years of age, and there has been an alarming increase in the number of cases diagnosed over the past 18 years. According to the most recent estimates by the Center for Disease Control, about one in 150 cildren in the U.S. suffers from an autistic disorder. Boys are more likely candidates than girls of having autism. To date, medical treatment of this disorder has been minimally effective.
Although the causes of autism have not been clearly identified research has suggested that chronic biochemical imbalance plays a role. However, some autism studies have found a distinctive link with people diagnosed with autism and an unusually high heavy metal content in their blood, especially mercury and lead. The body's ability to defuse or expunge certain metals causes a high concentration of these metals that seems to block certain social solving skills in the brain.
Retention of these heavy metals i the body creates a severe imbalance in the ratio of active to inactive glutathione, the body's most important tool for detoxifying and excreting metals. Studies have shown that levels of the majjor intracellular antioxidant, glutathione, is typically about 48 percent lower in children with autism. Dr. Janet Kern, and adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry at Utah Southwestern, states, "Some children with autism are poor detoxifiers relative to normally developing children, and in particular have trouble excreting toxic metals. Toxic metals that are not eliminated may build up in the brain. Glutathione has been found to be lower in children with autism, particularly, in children with autism who have regressed. We want to clearly establish that raising glutathione levels in these children will improve their ability to detoxify these substances and in that way improve some of their symptoms."
So how do these heavy metals get into the body? One very elusive method that we hear about is through vaccines. The preservative thimerosal, which was used in some vaccines, was found to have adverse affects that accounted for some of the heavy metal build up. Thimerosal is now also bieing blamed for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) that affects milllions of children and their families.
Our food supply is also a big contributor of heavy metals. Fish and shellfish can contain high levels of mercury. Women who are of child bearing age are warned to avoid these foods it they are anticipating pregnancy. Green leafy plants canretain levels of leald fromt he soil. The intake is not as much as is the prblem of releasing these heavy metals. If a person cannot relase these metals then the build-up appears to casue or at least contribute to the symptoms of autism.
Electrolytes and mineral deficiencies can also contribute to autism. Tonic and crystalloid minerals have the ability to attrack heavy metals and carry them from the body. Electrolyte forming minerals also improve neurotransmitting function in the brain, allowing the potential for restoring normalcy.
Zeolite is another specialty supplemnent that should be considered if you are trying to detox and remove heavy metals from the body. Zeolite is a natural extremely hard, microporous, honeycomb structure laced with electrically charged ducts and cavities throughout that are electrically charged.
This charge works to attract positive minerals such as calcium and magnesium that can easily be displaced by heavy metals such as cadmium, mercury, nickel and arsenic, and thus they can be removed from the body. What is interesting is tha zeolite appears to remove toxins in a certain order. It first removes heavy metals within the first few weeks of use, then it removes secondary priority toxins including pesticides, herbicides and plastics. Zeolite also acts as an antioxidant by trapping free radicals inits complex structure, inactivating and eliminating them.