Back in the early 2000’s as an ER Doctor I rarely dealt with autistic patients. Now days I am coming into contact daily with families who have an autistic child. So, what is autism? It is a wide range of conditions categorized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behavior, speech, and nonverbal communication. Children are usually rated on an autism spectrum scale which can be used to monitor treatment. I am seeing several autism patients now and trying to help them. I am seeing autistic patients from all over the world that bring their children for treatment. To show you how prevalent this condition is in 2021, 1 in every 44 children is diagnosed with autism. A 10% increase over the previous year! No one knows the exact cause. A recently study showed there may be a correlation with Tylenol use by the mother during pregnancy. Another study showed low vitamin D levels showed a correlation to autism. The average child with autisms vitamin D intake is 300-600 units a day. When levels are 5,000 units a day there seemed to be less autism. The National Institute of Health recently showed that omega 3 oils helped autism with learning, better attention, and reduced repetitive movements.
The basic treatment for autistic children is getting them into a special education class. There they receive speech and physical therapy. If they have severe behavior problems then doctors will prescribe tranquilizers. We see a lot of autistic children from around the world because the families were not happy with the treatment the medical community had to offer. One therapy we have been doing for years is the use of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells for autistic children. Duke University in North Carolina back in 2017 look at the idea of using Umbilical Cord Stem Cell in autistic children to reduce the brain inflammation. What the one-year study showed was that Stem Cells were safe and can improve communication skills in autism and the other symptoms associated with autism. Another study came out this year comparing treatments of autism. Children were broken up into two groups, Group A had 14 children. This group just continued to do what they have been doing for therapy for them. Group B had 13 children. The demographics were the same for group A, and B but group B received Stem Cell. After 24 weeks independent observers evaluated the 2 groups. Group A had a 7% improvement from baseline, Group B which was the stem cell group had a 48% improvement from the baseline autism spectrum. We have been doing Stem Cells for autistic for recent years. There is always new research coming out so we will keep you posted on the progress of our patients. There is hope. I have used Stem Cells on my 11-year-old daughter with Down Syndrome and the results have been remarkable.