Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder with a complex etiology
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurobiological disorder that typically affects development within the first three years of life and is characterized by multiple deficits and symptoms like:
- impaired communication ability (verbal or non-verbal)
- impaired social interaction
- restricted and/or repetitive interests (repetitive actions; verbally repeating words, phrases, or sentences (i.e. perseverating on a topic)
- sensory issues like over or under sensory stimulation, including other developmental difficulties
The autism spectrum describes a group of people who experience one or several mild to severe social, behavioral and communication problems, usually showing other symptoms.
Early diagnosis and intervention for children, also timely and personalized HBO treatment interventions for people of all ages and levels of ability can often improve symptoms of ASD and maximize abilities to help people function at near-normal levels.
HBOT for Autism: Promising Results and Personalized Treatment
HBOT is provided with encouraging results to children with a primary diagnosis of autism or autistic spectrum disorder.
Very positive clinical experiences with hyperbaric oxygen therapy have led doctors and parents to expect generally good recovery results in children with symptoms following a comprehensive treatment program, yet expectations should remain realistic.
There is no one standard treatment for autism, it’s important to focus on a person’s specific needs, rather the diagnostic label.
HBOT is considered of great help for conditions when supplemented oxygen support is necessary.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is known to be one of the safest and most effective therapies to integrate in the treatment of neurological disorders.
A large body of studies has been published over the recent decades to show the mechanism and efficacy of HBOT related to the management of diseases on the autistic spectrum.
HBOT is a safe and low risk medical treatment for ASD children
Hyperbaric oxygen is not a novel therapy for children with neuro dysfunction. Continued hyperbaric research in the field of neurological disorders have recorded that substantial improvements can be achieved by children within the autism spectrum when HBOT is integrated with cognitive, behavioral and physical therapies, medication treatment (where necessary), nutritional therapy and other developmental therapies available.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been shown to measurably improve the immune function. Studies in autistic spectrum conditions have suggested that there is a genetic relationship between autism and immune system dysregulation. By making oxygen available to tissues which are not receiving an adequate supply, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment that contributes to the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
How does oxygen therapy work for ADS?
The action of hyperbaric oxygen is to increase blood flow in the brain in areas where blood flow is reduced, to improve the function of existing mitochondria cells, to increase the production of new cells, to correct with healthy oxygen flow various neurotransmitter abnormalities.
Although autism is manifested with a wide variety of symptoms, the common factors among autistic patients is a chronic inflammatory process which affects both the brain and immune system functioning. Research have suggested there is a common link among children with autism and chronic inflammation of areas of the brain and gut, thus the anti-inflammatory effects of HBOT may make it one of the safest and most effective ways to help resolve the debilitating effects of autism.
Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder with a complex etiology, believed to manifest in children who have both a genetic predisposition and also an exposure to an environmental factor.
To define and recognize the symptoms in the early stages can improve the opportunities to provide effective interventions, yet research today has shifted interest from finding the cause of autism to finding effective therapy like Hyperbaric Oxygen to treat the resulting biological effects of the disease.
HBOT has positive clinical effects on autism
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is documented to have a positive clinical effect on the usual pathophysiology areas of autism that include neuro inflammation, gastrointestinal inflammation, cerebral perfusion, immune system dysregulation and other commonly affected areas and key problematic behaviors.
Improvements in key autism symptoms and behaviors
- Significant improvements in verbal skills
- Measurable improvements with insistence on sameness and resistance to change
- Improved abilities to interact with peers and relate to family
- Patients are recorded to be more comfortable in social situations
- Improvements in symptoms of frequent tantrums
- Improvements in development of empathy
- Improvements with integration in classroom settings and responsiveness to teaching methods
- Marked reduction of repetitive behaviors
- Measurable reduction in common imitative behaviors
- Increased scores on the Global Assessment of Functioning scale
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