Overcoming Autism's Sensory Struggles: Finding The Right Vitamins
Sometimes a primary care physician will diagnose you with lupus based on your health history and symptoms. But if you are not getting adequate relief from the medications and treatments they prescribe, then they may refer you to a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating autoimmune disorders, like lupus. Here is what you can expect when you see them.
Your rheumatologist may order some tests to confirm your diagnosis
Your newborn's first appointment with a pediatrician is usually scheduled 3-5 days after birth. Make sure you're prepared for the visit. Bring your insurance card, any paperwork from the hospital like baby's discharge wait, and any records of complications, etc. with your pregnancy. Dress your newborn in clothes that can be easily removed, and make sure to pack up your parenting kit: pacifiers, a change of clothes, diapers, formula, or a breast pump if you're breastfeeding.
A pediatric physician is a doctor that specializes in treating children. If you're not sure when your child needs to see a pediatric physician, here are three instances it's a good idea.
1. Your Child Needs A Well Checkup
Children that are between the ages of 4 and 21 should have a well child checkup once a year. If your child is younger than 4, they will need a well child checkup more often.
Having a child on the autism spectrum poses all kinds of unique challenges that can sometimes be very difficult. The sensory issues that often accompany spectrum disorders can mean that even everyday things like taking vitamins may be a serious struggle. For my son, it's both texture and taste that pose challenges for him, which made finding a vitamin supplement very difficult. After experimenting with many different brands, styles, and flavors, I have found what does and doesn't work for various sensory issues that he has. I've created this site to share our experiences in the hopes that it might help other parents with kids on the spectrum to find a vitamin their child will take.
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