Is "ADHD" becoming the new normal?
Did you know that an estimated 6.4 million children in the age range of 4 - 17 in the U.S, have been diagnosed with ADHD. And males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than females.
And in adults . . . ADHD is reported to occur in about 4.4 percent of the adult population in the U.S. BUT . . . only a fraction of adults with ADHD are actually reported and receiving treatment. So I'm sure there are many more up us out there that have ADHD but aren't being treated, therefore not in these statistics..
So what is Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Well . . . it's a mental health disorder that can cause above-normal levels of hyperactive, impulsive behaviors and lack of self-control. Does that sound like anyone in the media these days?
Some of the symptoms may include:
Disorganization and problems prioritizing
Poor time management skills
Problems focusing on a single task
Excessive activity or restlessness
Low frustration tolerance
Sitting for long periods of time
Okay . . . so yesterday we spoke about "autism" and that there was an antibody called "IgG" involved. Well . . . today we're going to talk about another antibody called Immunoglobulin A (IgA). Now, IgA is an antibody that plays a crucial role in the immune function of mucous membranes.
Now . . . some people with an IgA deficiency are more likely to get frequent infections. These include sinus, lung, ear, eye and digestive infections, Or are more likely to have allergies, pneumonia and/or autoimmune problems such as celiac disease or lupus.