Chelation Therapy and Autism

Autism is a spectrum of disorders characterized by complications concerning social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. The cause of this disorder is linked to gene mutation and the environmental conditions that include increased levels of toxic metals that clog the arteries and preventing the flow of fresh blood. Evacuation of these metals from the body by the use of therapeutic chelating agents may improve the symptoms of autism. These agents are injected into the bloodstream where they work to remove toxic metals from the body and easing the signs of autism.

Approval from a registered neurosurgeon is essential for chelation therapy autism treatment. Inappropriate way of infusion and incorrect dosage volume of chelation agents can incur serious side effects such as kidney damage.

Chelation Treatment

For chelation therapy for autism, the surgeons use chelating agents that include synthetic amino acid also known as ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), and 2-3- dimercaptopropane-1- sulfonate (DMPS. These agents are infused orally, through the skin or by an intravenous (IV) drip. In the bloodstream they bind with the molecules of harmful metals, eliminating them via urine. Post chelation therapy autism symptoms show improvement as healthy blood flow in the arteries is restored. 

Chelation Therapy For Autism Is Used For –

The chelation treatment is advisable for:

  • Treating arteries blockages by removing metal deposits and plaques effectively.
  • Treating painful leg cramps (claudication) caused due to narrowed arteries (arteriosclerosis) 
  • Treating and improving symptoms of neurodegenerative conditions such as autism

It is advisable to opt for chelation therapy under the guidance of a specialized doctor having the needed experience in treating individuals with autism. Before treatment, thorough diagnosis and blood tests are mandatory to detect the volume of toxic metals in the bloodstream. Regular monitoring of the person’s health condition must be maintained to detect even the slightest possibility of side effects and reactions after the therapy.

Chelation therapy for autism aims at flushing out levels of heavy metals like mercury and lead from the body. The individuals, who underwent the therapy, need to follow the doctor’s advice and take the prescribed medication regular until their urine levels are stabilized back to normal. 

Author: autismconnectassociation

Autism Connect is a voluntary group based in Mumbai, India formed by parents and professional care-takers of children on the autism spectrum. Parenting and caring for a child with autism is a special responsibility in itself. There are doubts, questions and uncertainties in our minds. At Autism Connect, we endeavor to collect literature on evidence based practices (with special emphasis on newer emerging therapies) in the management of autism and share it with autism associations and organizations across the world with the hope that these associations disseminate and distribute this to their members and parents of children with autism.

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