Symptoms Of Autism In Children Aged 5 Years?
I have a nephew who shows symptoms of keautisan because until the age of 5 years my niece could not speak. finally my niece was taken to a therapy site and one of her doctors said that my niece can’t eat chocolate. is it true that chocolate can worsen the symptoms that my niece experienced? and doesn’t chocolate actually contain substances that can make people happy?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Autism is a brain development disorder that can affect a person's ability to communicate and interact, also disrupts their behavior and limits their interests. More specifically, among the symptoms of autism are not responding when his name is called, never expressing emotions, reluctant to share, talk or play with others, avoid and refuse physical contact with others, often repeat words, unusual tone of voice, prefer to be alone , and often avoids eye contact and shows less expression.
Regarding your question, not being able to speak by not wanting to talk are two different conditions. Can not speak can be caused by other conditions such as deafness due to various causes such as infection since the womb. So what needs to be understood first is that there are still various possibilities that can be used to represent the conditions experienced by your child. Then the second, until now it is not yet known what causes autism, but so far chocolate is not considered to be a cause, nor as a factor that aggravates the condition of autism. So it must be re-explored what is meant by these therapists by prohibiting your child from consuming chocolate. Maybe not directly because of autism, but because of allergies or other reasons.
The chocolate contains substances that make happy, the truth is eating chocolate stimulates the release of substances in the body that triggers happiness. So it's not the content in the chocolate itself. But if we look more broadly, it doesn't mean that everyone who is sad that we give chocolate will be instantly happy. And it doesn't have to be chocolate, if the person likes pizza, pizza can also make him happy.
Our advice, you should check your nephew with a pediatrician, to do a history and direct examination to assess its progress. His child's doctor will later determine through a series of tests whether your nephew really has autism, or other conditions and what is the best treatment. So, hopefully answering your question.