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Plausible Explanations For Common Causes of Autism
There has been a definite trend with increasing numbers of children being diagnosed with autism. Even though many leading scientists and researchers are trying hard to identify the causes of autism, and find a cure, there is still a great deal that we don't know about this condition. Yet, there are known possible reasons that are attributed as contributing to autism.
It is believed by researchers that there may be a genetic link associated to autism. The incidence of parents having children with autism is increased if there is an autistic family member on either side. Genetics do have a role in the condition, but experts agree there are other factors to take into consideration.
While experts agree that autism may run in families, there's also speculation about the environment in which a child is raised. Research is still being conducted into a genetic link, but as more is revealed, it should be easier for scientists to determine the specific genes that could link to autism.
Food allergies have also been mentioned as having a possible role with the development of autism. Talking more about allergies, there are mothers with asthma conditions; and the research suggests that these mothers may have a greater chance of giving birth to autistic children.
The official possible explanation is the the asthma causes issues with the mothers immune system which can lead to the ultimate formation of autism. Some autistic children may have allergies themselves which may have caused, or worsened their autism, especially to gluten and dairy products.
So those children, as part of their treatment, are not allowed any dairy or gluten products which would make sense anyway regardless of the presence of autism. If your child has these allergies, we're sure you would talk to your doctor about maintaining proper nutritional levels.
In general, many of the debates regarding the causes of autism are between mainstream scientists and medical researchers on the one hand, and alternative or natural health practitioners on the other. The lines of battle are drawn with the AMA thinking it's genetically caused while the alternative view is that the culprits are externally caused by vaccines, poor or dangerous diet, and various external toxins and poisons.
The possibility exists that both medical establishments are right. Until more evidence has been collected, no one is completely sure what causes autism. It's highly likely that something completely unknown to both spheres of medicine is the real key to unraveling the mystery.
When it comes to recognizing the determinants of autism, we still have a long journey before any concrete evidence is found. It is conceivable that the aspects we've reviewed in this article play a part in autism, however not necessarily in all matters. Autism is a condition that afflicts every individual differently. Likewise, there are probably a great number of originators of this sickness.