Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a disorder that is known for causing poor concentration and some impulsive behavioral problems, mostly in children and adolescents. But did you know that food allergy testing may actually help certain people with the condition?
ADHD is typically managed with a combination of medication and behavioral modification therapy. However, the root cause of the disorder has been up for debate since its addition as a possible diagnosis, and many have been seeking an opportunity for a more holistic or natural treatment plan. Fortunately, there is hope for determining a cause for those diagnosed with the disorder, in addition to providing an alternative to medication.
Recent studies have correlated food sensitivity and food allergies to ADHD, specifically regarding artificial food dyes and food allergens. It was shown that some of ADHD’s concentration and impulsivity symptoms were significantly improved by carefully restricting diet and planning meals carefully through the elimination of certain foods. This is good news for those who have been diagnosed with this disorder, but these links are not always the cause of poor concentration or behavioral issues in every person with ADHD. Luckily, there is a way to determine if you or your loved one has food allergies that could be causing ADHD symptoms. Look no further than food allergy testing.
If medication and behavioral modification has not shown a marked improvement in ADHD symptoms, eliminating some foods from the diet may still benefit the individual with ADHD. It is important to note again, however, that food allergies may very well not be the cause of ADHD symptoms of poor concentration and impulsivity. Medication and behavioral therapy are still worthy and helpful methods of treatment for these symptoms and have also been proven to work just as well.
Whatever the case for your treatment plan in combating interruptive ADHD symptoms, it is imperative to remember that you are not alone and that there is help available. During your consultation with us at Cady Wellness Institute in Newburgh, IN, we can help you determine if food allergy testing may be of benefit to you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!