What causes Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder?
What are the symptoms?
What's going on in the body?
No one knows for sure what causes autism. It's a complex biological disorder. Scientists believe that the underlying cause of autism is genetic.
What are the treatments?
What is the prevention for this issue?
- Have regular check-ups, eat healthy, exercise and take all recommended vitamins and supplements when you are pregnant.
- Do not take drugs during pregnancy unless your doctor approves; this is particularly true for some antiseizure medications.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages of any kind while you are pregnant.
- If you've been diagnosed with PKU or celiac disease, get treatment.
Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
Why is this?
A study led by a team of Toronto scientists has discovered that males who carry specific genetic alterations on their X-chromosome have an elevated risk for developing autism spectrum disorder, or ASD.
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