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How to Treat a Child with Adhd

As much as every parent wants their children to grow up in good health, it is never a guarantee that this will be possible. It’s a cry and prayer for every parent for their child. What happens when things don’t go according to plan? Kids are young and vibrant, and they hold so much promise and parents feel responsible for this to come true.

When illnesses seem to veil such ambitions and aspirations, it’s good to stay hopeful. In the current world we live, everything and anything is possible to those who believe. For instance, our focus is on Attention Deficiency Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) in kids. We shall focus on how to treat a child with ADHD.

Be Patient

Who said you have to go about it the medical way? Most of the time, it’s best to leave the doctor out of this. ADHD is a special case that should be handled with utmost patience and wisdom. If your child has been diagnosed with it, take it positively and teach your child to do the same thing.

For instance, you are going to have to understand that your child is special in their way. This means you shouldn’t try to force any activity on them. Train them on what kind of responsibilities they are supposed to shoulder.

The likes of homework, as well as some household chores, should be a great place to start.

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Set Regular Meal Times

It is important to understand that children with ADHD should be embraced rather than isolated. They can do things just like all other kids, but the only difference is that they don’t respond as fast.

For instance, regular meal times are one way of helping them adapt to some lifestyle. For example, if they are used to having their meals and snacks at two or three hours apart, this should never be tampered with at any point.

From there, they will be able to adjust to all other activities that require the highest form of punctuality.

Take Them for Checkups

At some point, a doctor will have to be involved. Since this might be regarded as a medical condition to some level, it is only wise to book an appointment for your child soonest possible. Let a certified doctor have a look at them to monitor their progress along with other factors.

However, don’t let this be such a habitual routine as it will only make your child panic. The least you can do for them is give them the pleasure of having to know their status as well as how far or near their progress is.

Besides, their life as adults depends on how seriously you handle their current condition. Take it upon yourself as a parent to see to it that your child is always moving steps ahead rather than backward.

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Encourage Them

The worst mistake you could ever do to them is to make them feel any less of a person. On the contrary, you should be more loving and patient with them as a parent. At the same time, avoid singling them out and making them feel like something is wrong with them.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition in women in which hormone imbalance causes various complications and abnormal conditions in the female body. In this condition, a woman’s ovary enlarges and contains many fluid-filled sacs. These sacs are actually harmless follicles and they form around the eggs, preventing the release of eggs. The release of eggs by the ovary is what triggers ovulation in the female body, and in its absence, ovulation doesn’t take place. The lack of ovulation alters the production of hormones and a higher-than-usual level of androgen, the male hormone, is produced.

Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome

Irregular or no periods

Women with the syndrome have irregular periods, sometimes fewer than eight times in a year, characterized by heavy bleeding in some. Some women have no periods at all.

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Difficulty in getting pregnant

Since there is irregular or no ovulation, women with the syndrome have difficulty in getting pregnant.

Acne, extra hair and thinning hair

The hormone imbalance and the high levels of androgen trigger change in the female body. Simply put, they develop some
characteristics of the male body like acne, hair growth on the face and body, and male-pattern thinning of hair.

Weight gain

More than 80 percent of women with the syndrome gain weight and become obese, and it is difficult to lose this weight.

Skin darkening

Patches of darker skin appear in areas of the body like in the armpit and groin, around the neck and similarly creased areas.

Headache

Many women also suffer from headaches triggered by the imbalanced hormones.

Causes of polycystic ovary syndrome

Experts are yet to understand the exact cause of the syndrome though they know that genes may be one factor. This is because the syndrome runs in families and a woman can get it from either the maternal or paternal line.

Up to 70 percent of women affected by this condition have insulin resistance, and this resistance is again a big factor that has to be considered. Insulin resistance, excess insulin in the body, production of male hormones in the female body and obesity are all interrelated.

Doctors also believe that inflammation in the body may have a part in causing the condition because higher androgen levels in the body are linked to excess inflammation, which is common in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Medical treatment

3There is no cure till today for polycystic ovary syndrome. However, there are medical treatments used to treat women with the syndrome to help them live a normal life.

Birth control pills and Metformin have been used successfully to regulate menstruation, improve insulin level in the body and hormone balance. Birth control pills and Eflornithine also significantly relieve symptoms like facial hair. Other treatments include laser hair removals and using surgery top improve the chance of pregnancy. Clomiphene is also widely used to promote fertility in women suffering from the condition.

The first course of treatment advised by experts is a change of lifestyle. Changing dietary habits and exercising to lose weight significantly reduce the symptoms. A wise choice of diets coupled with regular exercise is the best and most beneficial course for many affected by the condition.

There are hundreds of clinical trials being conducted all over the world as we are writing this, and it is fairly optimistic that the exact causes of the polycystic ovary syndrome will be understood soon. This would be a breakthrough since everything else, including treatment and finding the cure, depends on it. Till then, don’t fret,
and live calm with a healthy diet and regular exercise, and keep your fingers crossed.