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Alternative and natural treatment for ADD in Australia - Your Health are located in Australia are a group of alternative / holistic doctors providing natural, holistic treatment for ADD in Australia.
Standard Definition
Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADD or ADHD) is a complex, controversial, neurobehavioral disorder. Characterized by excessive, long-term, and pervasive behaviour appearing before the age of 7 years, the disorder presents as distractibility, inattention, impulsivity, plus or minus hyperactivity. ADD has been associated with learning difficulties and lack of social skills. ADD is often misdiagnosed because symptoms overlap with other physical or psychological illnesses, but it is believed to affect 3% to 5% of children-90% of whom are boys.
Underlying Disruption in Function
  • Low levels of dopamine and poor breakdown of noradrenalin plus other biochemical imbalances in neurotransmitter activity
  • Differences in brain structure (inherited, pregnancy affected)
  • Leaky gut and poor liver detoxification, resulting in substances that are toxic to the brain and nervous system entering the blood stream
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
Numerous factors may contribute to the development of ADD, which result in disruption of nervous system function, including:
  • Pregnancy influences - Environmental toxin exposure (lead, mercury, alcohol, cocaine, nicotine), nutritional deficiencies, low birth weight, hypoxia at birth
  • Genetic predisposition (possibly as high as 80%); one-third of fathers with childhood ADHD may bear ADHD children
  • Nutritional deficiencies including zinc and essential fatty acids, allergies to food/food colouring/additives, heavy metal toxicity
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • poor concentration, inattention
  • learning difficulties
  • poor social skills
  • hyperactivity
  • aggression or apathy
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.

  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Dental material compatibility testing
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Digestive function assessment
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
Links & Other Information
Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

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