Allergies, chemical sensitivity and autism

Jerry Kartzinel, MD, shares advice for parents of children with autism and explains hypersensitivity from allergies and chemicals in kids with autism and how figuring out what they are can have huge benefits
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Allergies, chemical sensitivity and autism

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Allergies and chemical sensitivity and autism is a huge topic. These children are hypersensitive to certain things in their environment. And it could be foods, it could be house dust mite, it could be mold, it could be pollens and grasses, it could be carpet, it could be off-gassing from the new car that the parents bought, or the new couch that the parents bought. And you'll see dark circles under their eyes and the parents will think commonly that they're not sleeping well. They'll have irregular responses to sounds and other stimuli. I had one child who was in my office and he was doing very, very well and mom gave him a snack of some chips, and within 15 minutes of eating those chips he was just a monster. He was climbing, jumping, screaming, spitting, biting himself. If we can figure out the underlying allergies and sensitivities and remove them from that child's environment, they do so much better. The tantrums go from three a day to three a week, and their eyes and their health just look a whole lot better, they're more present and more clear. It's very important to address allergies and chemical sensitivities in children with autism.

Jerry Kartzinel, MD, shares advice for parents of children with autism and explains hypersensitivity from allergies and chemicals in kids with autism and how figuring out what they are can have huge benefits

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Jerry Kartzinel, MD

Pediatrician

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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