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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a class of developmental disorders that carry a broad "spectrum" of symptoms, skill levels, as well as levels of overall disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children has an ASD. The rate of diagnosis is alarming and has been steadily climbing in recent decades. Researchers have theories about the origin of ASD such as brain structure abnormalities, but to date there is no absolutely determinant cause.

Medical research is promising but until there is a cure or perfect pill people suffering from autism spectrum disorder, or those who care for them, are faced with many choices and options for treatment. And with ASD patients, many may have special issues that make the ingestion or usage of medications more difficult. Some who suffer with an ASD have textural or taste sensitivity, or inability to swallow certain medications that preclude typical treatment measures in terms of administration of medicines. Compounded medications can bridge the divide. Compounding pharmacists can craft medications that may be added to a preferred food, thus removing the administration problem completely. Compounding pharmacists can add flavorings to ASD medications that are appealing and can remove textural elements that may be troublesome. In addition, compounding pharmacists can deliver medications that are free of sugars, dyes, and other ingredients that you may not want or cannot tolerate, such as gluten and casein, etc. And compounding pharmacists can work with your doctor to develop specialized treatments such as medicated nasal sprays that may, in some cases, assist with social bonding in children with an autism spectrum disorder.

Talk to Your Doctor

Make an appointment with your doctor and discuss all the varied options for autism spectrum disorder treatments. Your doctor can work directly with your compounding pharmacist to craft medications and treatments from the highest quality ingredients tailored specifically to an individual ASD sufferer's needs.

  • "It is rare to find health professionals who are so willing to educate the patient on what they need to know."

    Clair C. | West Hollywood, CA