Many people, and perhaps the occasional study, claim that cannabis can help relieve gastrointestinal symptoms. If you are one of those people who enjoys a position on the autism spectrum and also suffers from a bit of tummy trouble, you may find cannabis works for both.
Or on the more serious side, it could even save your life like it saved Joey Hester Perez’s life 🙂
Susan L. Hyman, M.D.
Professor – Department of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
University of Rochester Medical Center, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Some families come into my office and tell me that they observe that their child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experiences behavioral change with constipation.** Many families report selective eating and express concern how a limited variety of foods their child is willing to eat might affect their health. Other families don’t associate variability in their child’s behavior with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms until asked about other signs of discomfort. In this blog I will discuss some of the commonly asked questions I hear from families about these and other potential associations between GI symptoms and ASD.
How often do children with ASD have constipation or other gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms?
The rate of GI symptoms reported by families for their children with ASD is 20-70% depending on the…
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