In March 2019, we met a family in Bangladesh. The family consists of a parent and two kids. The family was very happy till the point they realized that the younger kid is suffering from Autistic disorders.
We got to understand that there was an emergency at the time of delivery and the decision to perform a cesarean for delivery was taken late and the baby was in a distressed state in the fetus for a bit longer time. The trauma of distress resulted in this neuro disorder in the baby.
When we met the family, the kid was 7 years old and he was hyperactive and used to become very aggressive very frequently. He was not able to speak and was not having any control over urination. He was not able to recognize his parents as parents. He was very reluctant to play with other kids.
Parents on the advice of a neurologist started his speech and behavioral therapy. They also put him in a special school. But all the measures were not able to give any visible improvement in his condition.
Parents were desperate to listen to Ammi and Abba (Mom and Dad) from him. They were not sure whether they would ever be able to see their kid live and behave normally. They asked the question – Will he ever play like normal kids and with normal kids. When we met the family, the normal neighborhood kids used to mock his condition.
That’s the time, after thorough analysis, we recommended stem cell therapy with one of our empaneled stem cell specialist doctors who handle many such cases and delivered promising and sustained results.
Today, the parents are planning to admit him to normal school. The kid obeys their instructions and plays happily with his sibling and with normal kids. More than anything else, parents are happy that their kid now recognizes them as parents and call them Ammi and Abba (Mom and dad).
Don’t forget to see the video of the kid in the happy patient’s section of this page.
Before we move ahead further, let’s understand ASD (Autism spectrum disorder) first.
Autism spectrum disorder is a common term that covers conditions earlier deemed distinct — autism, Asperger’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and an unknown type of omnipresent developmental disorder.
Some individuals still use the word “Asperger’s syndrome” separately which is usually believed to be at the mild end of autism spectrum disorder.
Autism is a neuro-developmental disease in children that have been identified since birth for the first three years. Autism is a disorder of development characterized by different problems such as social interaction, communication, limited & repetitive interests, and behaviors, and sensory sensitivities.
Autism spectrum disorder symptoms in children
Children cannot completely outgrow autism, but study and modern science have shown that early diagnosis and adequate proof and evaluation are helping children to live individually with a better quality of life. Behavioral challenges, social interaction, communication, and sensory sensitivities are the major discerning factors for autism.
Reasons for Autism
There are two main reasons for Autistic disorders.
The first and main reason that we found during the treatment is the trauma to the child during the delivery process. In most of the cases, we found an abnormal incident during delivery, or the delivery was not handled by trained gynecologists and obstetricians.
The other reason we found is the heredity factor.
Many distinct treatment types are accessible to treat autism spectrum disorder.
For instance, auditory training, discrete trial training, vitamin therapy, anti-yeast therapy, communication facilitated, music therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and sensory integration.
The child’s treatments mostly depend on his or her condition and needs, but the objective is the same: to decrease his or her symptoms and enhance his or her learning and development.
Traditional treatment methods for autism spectrum disorder
In general, the distinct kinds of treatments can be divided into the following classifications:
Approaches to behavior and interaction that assist children with ASD are those that provide the child with structure, direction, and organization in relation to family involvement.
Dietary treatments are based on the concept that symptoms of ASD are caused by food allergies or the absence of vitamins and minerals. Some parents feel that changes in diet make a difference in how their kids are acting or feeling.
There are no drugs capable of curing ASD or treating the primary symptoms. But there are medicines that can assist with associated diseases in some individuals. Medication, for instance, may help handle elevated concentrations of energy, lack of focus, depression, or seizures.
Some parents and healthcare professionals use treatments that are beyond what is typically recommended by the pediatrician to relieve the symptoms of ASD. These kinds of medicines are known as alternative and complementary therapies. They may include special diets, chelation (a therapy for removing heavy metals such as body lead), biologics (e.g., secretin), or body-based systems (e.g., deep pressure).
Stem cell therapy controls cell differentiation, repair, and anti-inflammatory behavior of tissue and organs. The cells replace the neurons that were damaged and repair the damaged tissues. As the most powerful and effective therapy for children with autism, researchers and doctors are working on stem cell therapy.
This effective approach to autism treatment depends on the ability of stem cells to lead to improved metabolism and immune system. Stem cell therapy gives the brain and its system a positive and remarkable result. The use of autologous bone marrow and stem cell therapy in kids with autism has resulted in notable and efficient improvements. The therapy is simple, secure, and efficient because it seeks to repair the neurology. It provides the children with a new autonomous life and restores them to the lost association with society.
To know more about stem cell therapy.
HBOT is used to treat autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in people. A proportion of people with ASD have certain physiological defects, including cerebral hypoperfusion, inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, and oxidative stress, that HBOT can improve. A recent study has found that some autistic people have reduced blood flow to the brain, proof of brain inflammation, and enhanced oxidative stress markers.
HBOT compensates for reduced blood flow by growing plasma and body tissue oxygen content and can even normalize ischemic tissue oxygen concentrations. HBOT mobilizes human bone marrow stem cells that can assist in neurodegenerative disease regeneration. Based on these results, it is recommended that HBOT in autistic people will enhance symptoms.
Initial HBOT treatment findings show that aggressive behavior and tantrums are improved. Children enhance their communication with a marked enhancement of direct eye contact with effective verbal command comprehension.
It is used as an alternative therapy to improve the intake and oxygen use of the body and to activate the immune system.
Ozone therapy is known to increase brain function and remedy. Ozone therapy is one of the most potent ways to flood your body with additional oxygen drastically and quickly. Not only does ozone itself have incredible healing capabilities but this fact has also been well documented for centuries.
The mechanism of action of hyperbaric autism treatment is to reduce inflammation of the intestine and brain and to improve immune function and circulation in the brain.
The stem cell researchers and practitioners are able to enhance the results by clubbing the stem cell therapy with HBOT or/and Ozone therapy. The right combination can only be determined after a thorough examination of the kid.
Stem cell therapy is a simple and completely safe procedure that requires only injections and no surgery is involved. In Stem cell procedure, Adult stem cells are taken from the bone marrow of the patient and injected back into the patient after processing them in a specialized stem cell laboratory.
The procedure involves 3 steps.
Step1: Bone Marrow Aspiration:
In this process, a needle is inserted into the hip bone to extract the bone marrow. This is done under local anesthesia so that the patient does not experience pain.
Step 2: Stem Cell Separation:
The bone marrow which is taken in step 1 from the patient is sent to the Stem cell laboratory, where the stem cells are separated from the remaining cells of the bone marrow by the density gradient method.
Step 3: Stem Cell Injection:
A lumbar puncture is done using a very thin needle through the L4-L5 space of the spine, after giving local anesthetic and the stem cells are injected into the cerebrospinal fluid.
Prerequisites for autism treatment in India
Minimum age: 2 years onwards
Hemoglobin: 10 gms onwards
The success rate of autism treatment in India
90% of patients with autism have shown significant improvement after receiving treatment.
Our patients have exhibited notable improvements in multiple ways that demonstrate the advantages of cell therapy in India for Autism. The patterns of behavior found in kids with autism, such as hyperactivity, participating in stereotypical and repetitive engine mannerisms, have considerably reduced. Several parents also reported that their children’s concentration, social behavior, Eye contact, ability to understand, following the instructions, and attention span is much better after stem cell treatment in India for autism at our best autism treatment center.
What are the expected outcomes of stem cell therapy for autism?
It has been found that 90% of individuals with autism have shown clinical improvements and outcomes in the following areas:
Autism spectrum disorder treatment cost in India
The cost for autism treatment in India is comparatively less expensive as opposed to the cost of the same treatment received in other countries. This cost-efficiency comes with the combination of the best specialists and hospitals that are well-resourced with the newest I and latest technology to ensure an effective outcome.
The cost of stem cell therapy in India starts from 2000 USD per cycle, depending on the patient’s current condition, treating doctor, and suggested protocol. The patient will have to stay in India for a period of 10 to 30 days and in certain cases may even have to extend the stay to 45 days. The cost of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) ranges between 50 – 90 USD per session.
Depending on the protocol of the chosen specialist stem cell therapy will be clubbed with the latest and advanced therapies like ozone therapy HBOT, stimulations, and many more for better results.
Frequently Asked Questions and patient concerns:
1. What is Asperger’s syndrome? And is it an umbrella under autism spectrum disorder?
The syndrome of Asperger’s is the second most prevalent ASD and a milder type of autism. Children with Asperger’s syndrome have a greater level of language development than kids with autism and often have ordinary intellectual capacity coupled with a lack of interest in social communication.
Children with Asperger’s may not initiate or engage in a discussion and do not compensate for their language by using nonverbal means of communication, thereby restricting their peer interactions. Like autism, Asperger’s kids do not share with others pleasure or concerns.
As the resultant symptoms are alike between autism and Asperger’s syndrome, over the years it has come to be clubbed under autism spectrum disorder.
2. How is ASD diagnosed?
Formal diagnosis includes parental input and structured screening tools that help with the initial diagnoses. These instruments evaluate symptoms incidence. Symptoms may happen at birth or after months of ordinary growth. Children as young as 18 months may be diagnosed, but they have distinct clinical characteristics than an autistic elderly kid.
3. What are the known causes of ASD?
It is thought that some mixture of genetic, biological, and environmental variables causes ASDs. Researchers are investigating several genes that are thought to contribute to the growth of these diseases as well as several brain areas associated with the diseases.
Abnormal brain development is being researched during the first months of life to determine if genetic and/or environmental variables can cause structural defects, such as in the mirror neuron systems. Researchers also investigate the impacts of genetic imprinting in which the expression of a gene is determined by the parent giving the gene copy. In some instances, researchers explore the chance that a defective immune response to a virus, high blood protein levels at birth, dysregulation of neuropeptides, or significant stress during pregnancy or deficiency of oxygen at the time of birth may lead to the disease.
4. What are the additional therapies that one can do along with stem cell therapy for treating ASD?
There is no single treatment for ASDs; however, it is commonly recognized that the highest results are achieved through the earliest treatments. Advisable and effective treatment is Stem cell therapy which is accompanied by various other advanced and latest therapies which help the cells to grow in the required targeted areas of the brain.
Therapies generally deal with functioning both cognitive and behavioral. They may include a mixture of drugs (for challenging behaviors), behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, family support groups, instructional interventions, speech and linguistic therapy, occupational therapy, and specialized training to develop and enhance the development of abilities needed.
Other research focuses on enhancing autistic children’s social communication. Some discovered that more effective are organized multidisciplinary behavioral programs. Parental involvement, a predictable schedule, periodic strengthening of conduct and active attention engagement in extremely organized operations to improve power or capacity can all lead to the creation of an efficient therapy program.
5. How prevalent are autism spectrum disorders?
Reviews estimate that an autism spectrum disorder occurs in 1 kid in 160. This estimate reflects an average figure, and the incidence reported varies significantly across research. However, some latest studies have revealed significantly greater rates.
6. What can parents do to assist their child who is suffering from autism spectrum disorder?
What parents can do, is vital to help a kid with an autism spectrum disorder. They can help to ensure access to health facilities and education and provide stimulating and nurturing environments as their children grow up. It has been shown recently that parents can also help provide their kids with psychosocial and behavioural medicines.
7. Are autism spectrum disorders caused by childhood vaccines?
There is no proof of a connection between the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism spectrum illnesses available in epidemiological data. Previous studies have been discovered to be severely faulty, indicating a causal link. Nor is there any proof that any other childhood vaccine may increase the danger of autism spectrum disorders.
8. What is the efficacy and longevity of the stem cell treatment for Autism?
The stem cell process helps generate the neurons in the impacted area which are further trained by physiotherapists, speech therapists, and behavioral therapists after the therapy. If the neurons are properly developed and trained, they are expected to remain as is for a lifetime unless and until there any other degenerative issues are not detected.
The generation and training part may need a different number of cycles based on the severity of the disorder and current symptoms.
In a few cases, we also found the need to repeat the therapy after six months or a year.
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