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Autism Treatment – Helicobacter pylori and Autism

Let’s talk about something called Helicobacter pylori and Autism or H Pylori. H. Pylori is a bacteria that has been responsible for the development of stomach ulcers. Now we typically wouldn’t think of kids having problems with H Pylori or even ulcers but it does happen. We know that kids on the Autism spectrum seem to have a lot of gut problems. They have a lot of bacterial imbalances, they have a lot of yeast problems, many of them just have digestive problems in general. So they seem to have a greater susceptibility of these types of infections. Or at least they have a greater susceptibility of behavioral problems associated with these infections whether it is self stimulatory behavior that is driven by yeast, or aggressive behavior that is exacerbated by the presence of clostridia bacteria.

Helicobacter Pylori is also found in kids on the spectrum and what it typically tends to do is it tends to aggravate the stomach, alters stomach acid production which can affect digestive enzyme function in the small intestine. It leads to poor digestion, malabsorption, etc. Helicobacter Pylori can also be a trigger for food allergies or food sensitivities. It can also lead to stomach pain, it can lead to reflux, gastritis and just overall discomfort in the upper intestinal area, particularly after eating. A lot of kids will actually avoid meat because it is just hard to digest. We see that a lot in adults too they just don’t have a desire to eat meat. And that can be an indicator that Helicobacter Pylori may be a problem. So I want you to think about Helicobacter Pylori as another type of infection that may be affecting your child’s digestive system and affecting the way they digest food and in the next video I will actually talk about specific tests that can be done to help detect the presence of Helicobacter Pylori.

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