Different types of autism

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Different types of autism

I am often asked if there are different types of autism and the answer is yes because autism is a final common pathway. It shows up to us as a child who is totally dysfunctional in their environment. They are having problem with communicating. They are having problems with sensory issues, sight, sounds or smells or just not able to process the stimuli in a normal fashion. So I often use the word picture to help describe this to my parents as a child with a cough. In a pediatric office, there could be four children coughing and they are totally unrelated. The final common pathway is cough but one child is coughing because they have asthma and one child is coughing because they have a sinus infection. One child is coughing because they have allergies. It´s the fall season. And how you treat each one of those coughs is totally different. The same thing with autism. We can see these children have autistic issues but the underlying mechanism might be totally different from one child who might greatly benefit say from B12 shots and another child who might greatly benefit from kelation, the removal of heavy metals and on it goes. If we can find the underlying cause of the autism, we can make the children a lot better able to assimilate data in a more normal fashion and respond more typically.

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Dr. Jerry Kartzinel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions. After receiving his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in pediatric medicine in the Air Force. Following Desert Storm, Dr. Kartzinel practiced general pediatrics in private practice for 10 years until his fourth boy was diagnosed with Autism.

A nationally recognized speaker and New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Kartzinel has presented medical interventions that work to improve the lives of his patients who suffer from many types of medical conditions that include: autism, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, sleep cycle disruptions, and hormonal imbalances. He regularly teaches Continuing Medical Educations courses on children's health issues to physicians and other health professionals.

His clinical approach is to treat the whole patient by carefully obtaining a full and complete history and based on this history, obtaining very detailed laboratory evaluations. Individualized plans are implemented integrating the very latest medical interventions that include both traditional and complimentary medicine approaches.

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