FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS
In today’s world where the intake of alcohol is increasing day by day in female that to from early age that it has started to affect the coming generation. The child bore by lady who has been exposed to heavy alcohol intake in their past life is now having syndrome called fetal alcohol spectrum. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person who was exposed to alcohol before birth. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems.
There is no known safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy or when trying to get pregnant. There is also no safe time to drink during pregnancy. Alcohol can cause problems for a developing baby throughout pregnancy, including before a woman knows she’s pregnant. All types of alcohol are equally harmful, including all wines and beer.
A child with an FASD might have: Low body weight
- Poor coordination, Hyperactive behavior
- Difficulty with attention
- Poor memory
- Difficulty in school (especially with math)
- Learning disabilities
- Speech and language delays
- Intellectual disability or low IQ
- Poor reasoning and judgment skills
- Sleep and sucking problems as a baby
- Vision or hearing problems
- Problems with the heart, kidneys, or bones
- Shorter-than-average height
- Small head size
- Abnormal facial features, such as a smooth ridge between the nose and upper lip (this ridge is called the philtrum)
To prevent further developmental error the parents must observe the following rule:
- Diagnosis before 6 years of age
- Loving, nurturing, and stable home environment during the school years
- Absence of violence
- Involvement in special education and social services
Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When developmental delay is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy, but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient , considering mental and physical symptoms.
CALCAREA CARONICA 200 : Calcarea carb is one of the top remedies for developmental delay, especially suited to children with red face, flabby muscles, who sweat easily, fat, and catches cold very easily.They have large head and abdomen, fontanelles and sutures open, bones soft, develop very slowly. Difficult and delayed dentition. Profuse sweating during sleep, especially head and chest.
CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA 200 : Calcarea phos is another best remedy for both mental physical development . It is suited to emaciated children, difficult to stand and slow in learning to walk. Children have sunken, flabby abdomen.Cranial bones are thin and brittle ; fontanelles and sutures open too long or close and reopen. Delayed and complicated teething. Children suffering from diarrhea and flatulent complaints. At every attempt to eat, coliky pain in abdomen. They often suffer from fractures and growing pains due to poor nutrition. Also they often suffer from enlarged glands.
BARYTA CARBONICA 200 : Baryta carbonica is best for scrofulous, dwarfish children, who do not grow. They are both mentally and physically weak. Nutritional disturbances are seen in Baryta carb. Children, shy of strangers. They hide behind the furniture and keeps the hands over face and peeping through the fingers. They are liable to take cold easily, sore throat from cold, glandular disorders. There is a tendency for enlargement of glands with indurations, especially tonsils. They always have a swollen tonsil. Children with large abdomen is another characteristic symptom. Profuse offensive sweat, especially on feet may be found along with other symptoms.
SILICEA 200 : Silicea is another effective remedy for developmental delay, where the children are scrofulous, rachitic with large heads. Defective nutrition, due to imperfect assimilation. Open fontanelles are sutures are seen. Weak ankles, slow in learning to walk. Wasted in body, especially legs. Distended, hot abdomen. Profuse sweating on head, but lower than Calcarea carb. Offensive sweat on feet and axillae.