The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released a statement warning parents and caregivers of people with autism to stay away from drugs and treatments that claim to be a cure for autism. There currently is no cure for the disorder, and any product or treatment that claims to do so is a scam and could be potentially harmful to your loved one.
There are tons of websites on the Internet claiming that they have found the magic cure for autism, but their claims are false and some of these treatments can have life threatening effects. Some of these treatments include Chelation Therapies, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), Detoxifying Clay Baths, and CocoKefir probiotics. Some of these treatments have been approved for specific ailments, while others are not recommended at all.
It’s understandable that parents and caregivers would give anything to help the ones they love, but it’s always best to do plenty of research before risking your loved ones health, and possibly their life. Below are some tips to follow when you’re looking at treatments for your loved one:
If you’d like to learn more about the false treatments and their potential dangers, please visit the FDA’s website: www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm394757.htm
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