Is ADHD taking an emotional toll on your life?
There are many factors that can cause ADD symptoms in children in children and adults. As parents and educators, it is essential to find the root cause of the issue so that children do not suffer from the negative effects of medication. Doctors often explain that ADD is caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters but finding the root cause of the imbalance is hardly ever considered.
Girls with ADHD suffer a unique myriad of symptoms in comparison to boys. They are more likely to blame themselves when they have problems getting things done. Having ADHD can also make it hard to read social cues, which can make some girls feel insecure and interfere with their ability to make friends. Studies show that boys are diagnosed at least twice as often as girls but that does not mean that more boys have ADHD.
Experts say that girls are diagnosed at a lower rate because they are less likely to get in trouble for acting out.
ADHD Affects Adults Too
Attention Hyperactivity disorder is not limited to children. 30% to 70% of kids with ADHD continue having symptoms when they grow up. In addition, people who were never diagnosed as kids may develop more obvious symptoms in adulthood causing trouble on the job and in relationships.
“Adults with untreated ADHD are 78% more likely to be addicted to tobacco and 58% more likely to use illegal drugs than those without ADHD. Seventy-nine percent of adults with ADHD who were not treated as children experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, and physical ailments compared with 51% of adults without ADHD.”
Potential side effects of commonly prescribed drugs
Many parents are not aware that most ADD medications are stimulants that artificially manipulate the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. These drugs are regulated controlled substances due to the fact that they can lead to dependence, abuse and withdrawal symptoms. Liver damage, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, stunted growth and heart problems are some of the more serious side effects that can occur with drugs commonly prescribed to treat the symptoms. Other side effects can include problems sleeping or drowsiness during the day, aches and nausea, decreased appetite, irritability or moodiness, fainting, and dizziness.
Natural treatments are available
The conventional approach to treating the symptoms of ADHD is prescription drugs but, there are safe and effective alternatives. Amino acids like tyrosine, phenylalanine, glutamine, and 5HTP can often relieve the symptoms of ADHD. These amino acids are the precursors of neurotransmitters that are fundamental to overall brain health and function. Studies have shown that supplementation of essential amino acids and a high protein low sugar diet positively affect mood, focus, and memory.
Accurate testing with WAVi
Advancements in technology now lend us a more comprehensive approach to accurately diagnosing ADD. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, there is safe and effective method of treatment that focuses on balancing brain function without prescription medications. Seeking perfect health offers WAVi brain scans that effectively analyze brain health through non-invasive measures. Along with other protocols, the WAVi brain scan is FDA approved to diagnose ADD and ADHD in children and adults.