Thursday, November 28, 2013

How Magnesium Helps In Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Do you have a child who is experiencing ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? For many parents whose child are having this disorder it is very difficult as you need to change your family’s lifestyle just to adjust and  at the same time try to treat this ADHD problem your child has.

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

This is a developmental disorder that is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Mostly it is diagnosed to children, around 8-12% of school-aged children. Generally the symptoms can be seen before the age 7 which can lead to more problems in school and in social settings. Studies shows that around 30% of children who were diagnosed with ADHD continuous to experience symptoms when they grow-up.

Up until now there is still no standards or ways to measure a child’s behavior even on lab test for diagnosing ADHD.

Signs and Symptoms of ADHD
  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity

Possible Reasons that ADHD Happens
  • Function of the Brain is Altered
  • Possibly Runs in the Family (Genetics)
  • Born Prematurely (20% of Babies that is born prematurely was diagnosed with ADHD)
  • Exposure to Certain Toxins for Pregnant Mothers
Magnesium as Treatment for ADHD

Magnesium deficiency can be related to ADHD which has the following symptoms such as irritability, decreased attention span, and mental confusion. A study was made of 75 magnesium-deficient children with ADHD who received magnesium treatment resulted an improved behavior compared to those who have not taken this procedure.

Important warning is Magnesium can be dangerous or can even interfere with medication if taken over the limited dosage at 200mg. A talk with doctor is advised to make sure that magnesium treatment is properly done.

Overall an early action to improve the child’s educational and social development is important in hopefully preventing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.