Autistic Children More Likely to Have GI Problems


Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are much more likely to occur in autistic children according to a recent study report.Researchers at Columbia University discovered that young children with autism often suffer with chronic gastrointestinal issues, such as constipation.
The connection between increased incidences of GI problems and autism are not yet known, but the fact has been discovered and will continue to be researched. The published report on the subject details how a father of an autistic child discovered the connection himself when his son had strep throat and was placed on antibiotics. During the time his autistic son was taking the antibiotics, the father witnessed a dramatic and unexpected improvement in the child. The father set out to discover the answer as to why his child improved so dramatically when taking a common antibiotic.
According to AnastasiaDate, Gastrointestinal microbiota play a part in the increased rate of GI problems that autistic children have and the antibiotic given for strep throat had an impact on those microbiota. Further research may uncover the connection and help autistic children to have fewer instances of GI issues to deal with.

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