Mental retardation (MR) is a developmental disability that first appears in children under the age of 18. It is defined as a level of intellectual functioning (as measured by standard intelligence tests ) that is well below average and results in significant limitations in the person's daily living skills (adaptive functioning).

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What Are The Signs Of Mental Retardation?
There are many signs of mental retardation. For example, children with mental retardation may:
1. sit up, crawl, or walk later than other children;
2. learn to talk later, or have trouble speaking,
3. find it hard to remember things,
4. not understand how to pay for things,
5. have trouble understanding social rules,
6. have trouble seeing the consequences of their actions,
7. have trouble solving problems, and/or
8. have trouble thinking logically.

Causes of Mental Retardation
1. Genetical – Mongolism.
2. Nutritional – Iodine deficiency / poor gestational nutrition.
3. Obstetrical birth injuries of head – poor APGAR score at birth.
4. Some infections of brain – tubercular meningitis, viral (rubella), protozoal (toxoplasma) etc.
5. Severe dehydration – High grade fever in childhood can cause irreversible injuries.
6. Head injuries.
7. Poor social environment
Assessment is done by mental aging, psychological scoring and I.Q. testing.

Treatment Of Mentally Retarded Children:-
It is difficult to treat in Allopathy. As such there are no medicines for direct application, except nutritional support of tonics. Ayurveda do offer some medicines like Acorus calamus, Celastrus peniculus, Bacopa monnieri etc. But their efficacy is not uniform and success rate is poor in cases of childhood mental retardation.

Homeopathy offers a definite advantage of uniform success rate, graded progressive response with time frame, their accuracy & positivity is highest. Mostly the improvement starts within 1 to 2 months and can achieve the highest recoverable mental potential within 1 year of treatment. These medicines repairs glial damage and promotes dendritic connections which uplifts neuronal set ups to higher level of functioning. Medicines are easy to take and have no side effects

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  1. Guy Peterson

    Is there any bad things about Crystal Light?
    I just got a pack of it and it says it only has 5 calories,is there anything bad about having 1 packet a day?

    1. chez fez ;D

      It’s made with aspartame which is very toxic..

      Aspartate and glutamate act as neurotransmitters in the brain by facilitating the transmission of information from neuron to neuron. Too much aspartate or glutamate in the brain kills certain neurons by allowing the influx of too much calcium into the cells. This influx triggers excessive amounts of free radicals, which kill the cells. The neural cell damage that can be caused by excessive aspartate and glutamate is why they are referred to as “excitotoxins.” They “excite” or stimulate the neural cells to death.

      Aspartic acid is an amino acid. Taken in its free form (unbound to proteins) it significantly raises the blood plasma level of aspartate and glutamate. The excess aspartate and glutamate in the blood plasma shortly after ingesting aspartame or products with free glutamic acid (glutamate precursor) leads to a high level of those neurotransmitters in certain areas of the brain.

      The blood brain barrier (BBB), which normally protects the brain from excess glutamate and aspartate as well as toxins, 1) is not fully developed during childhood, 2) does not fully protect all areas of the brain, 3) is damaged by numerous chronic and acute conditions, and 4) allows seepage of excess glutamate and aspartate into the brain even when intact.

      The excess glutamate and aspartate slowly begin to destroy neurons. The large majority (75 percent or more) of neural cells in a particular area of the brain are killed before any clinical symptoms of a chronic illness are noticed. A few of the many chronic illnesses that have been shown to be contributed to by long-term exposure to excitatory amino acid damage include:

      * Multiple sclerosis (MS)
      * ALS
      * Memory loss
      * Hormonal problems
      * Hearing loss
      * Epilepsy
      * Alzheimer’s disease

      * Parkinson’s disease
      * Hypoglycemia
      * AIDS
      * Dementia
      * Brain lesions
      * Neuroendocrine disorders

      The risk to infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and persons with certain chronic health problems from excitotoxins are great. Even the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), which usually understates problems and mimics the FDA party-line, recently stated in a review that:

      “It is prudent to avoid the use of dietary supplements of L-glutamic acid by pregnant women, infants, and children. The existence of evidence of potential endocrine responses, i.e., elevated cortisol and prolactin, and differential responses between males and females, would also suggest a neuroendocrine link and that supplemental L-glutamic acid should be avoided by women of childbearing age and individuals with affective disorders.”

      Aspartic acid from aspartame has the same deleterious effects on the body as glutamic acid.

      The exact mechanism of acute reactions to excess free glutamate and aspartate is currently being debated. As reported to the FDA, those reactions include:
      aspartame effect

      * Headaches/migraines
      * Nausea
      * Abdominal pains
      * Fatigue (blocks sufficient glucose entry into brain)
      * Sleep problems
      * Vision problems
      * Anxiety attacks
      * Depression
      * Asthma/chest tightness.

  2. Ashley

    How does the diagnosis of MS differ from that of ASL?
    Im a 20 year old female with various strange nerve,muscle, and vision related symptoms. I’m seeing my doctor but I’m only wondering how does the diagnosis differ? Does MS look different from ASL on an MRI? Thank you.

    1. Carol

      on an MRI MS will show Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and spine shows areas of demyelination (lesions or plaques). Although these MRI scans are often normal in patients with ALS, they can reveal evidence of other problems that may be causing the symptoms, such as a spinal cord tumor, multiple sclerosis, a herniated disk in the neck, syringomyelia, or cervical spondylosis.
      So basically in layman’s terms, an MRI will show areas of lesions in MS, but an MRI will usually be normal in patients with ALS.
      No test can provide a definite diagnosis of ALS, although the presence of upper and lower motor neuron signs in a single limb is strongly suggestive. Instead, the diagnosis of ALS is primarily based on the symptoms and signs the physician observes in the patient and a series of tests to rule out other diseases. Physicians obtain the patient’s full medical history and usually conduct a neurologic examination at regular intervals to assess whether symptoms such as muscle weakness, atrophy of muscles, hyperreflexia, and spasticity are getting progressively worse.

  3. Death of An anarchst

    Multiple sclerosis? I seem to have the symptoms?
    I had no idea about this diseases symptoms until about 5 minutes ago but I seem to match well with it. I have terrible cognitive functioning right now, I can’t stay in one mindset, and I’m always trembling and exhausted. It sucks. Plus my vision seems to be unfocused, blurry tinged, and I zone out all the time.

  4. Paranoid1

    How to overcome irrational fear of ALS!?
    After reading some internet articles that said that the incidence rate of ALS is the same as that of multiple sclerosis, I became terrified and trembling and I feel like as if those articles somehow diagnosed me with ALS and that I’m going to die soon. Please help me! Medical proffesionals on here, your imput would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Nathan

      ALS is very rare… not read articles on the internet and parallel this to a medical degree. Any concerns you have about your health are conversations you need to have with your physician. Again as I said, ALS is very rare and is a disease of undetermined cause but you would recognize symptoms, they are quite severe. As I said, please don’t search medical facts without back round education. You will drive yourself insane looking at the number of different disorders out there. Be proactive in your healthcare, but don’t overstep your bounds.

  5. Sun

    Is it just me or does marijuana make you sick less?
    I use to get sick alot throughout the year but when I started smoking marijuana I have not been sick since. Is this just a coincidence or not.

    1. Alvin Ray

      Here is a general list of sicknesses with symptoms and/or side effects that have been treated with medical marijuana:

      AIDS Related Illness
      Alcohol Abuse
      Alopecia Areata
      Amphetamine Dependency
      Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
      Angina Pectoris
      Anorexia Nervosa
      Anxiety Disorders
      Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
      Autoimmune Disease
      Back Pain
      Back Sprain
      Bell’s Palsy
      Bipolar Disorder
      Brain Tumor, Malignant
      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      Cerebral Palsy
      Cervical Disk Disease
      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
      Chronic Pain
      Chronic renal failure
      Cocaine Dependence
      Crohn’s Disease
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Damage to Spinal Cord Nervous Tissue
      Degenerative Arthritis
      Delirium Tremens
      Diabetic Peripheral Vascular Disease
      Dysthymic Disorder
      Genital Herpes
      Graves Disease
      Headaches, Cluster
      Headaches, Migraine
      Headaches, Tension
      Hemophilia A
      Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
      Hepatitis C
      Hereditary Spinal Ataxia
      Hospice Patients
      Huntington’s Disease
      Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
      Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
      Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)
      Intractable Vomitting
      Lou Gehrig’s Disease
      Lyme Disease
      Major Depression
      Malignant Melanoma
      Meniere’s Disease
      Motion Sickness
      Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS)
      Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      Muscle Spasms
      Muscular Dystrophy
      Myeloid Leukemia
      Nail-Patella Syndrome
      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
      Opiate Dependence
      Panic Disorder
      Parkinson’s Disease
      Peripheral Neuropathy
      Peritoneal Pain
      Persistent Insomnia
      Post Polio Syndrome (PPS)
      Post-traumatic arthritis
      Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      Pulmonary Fibrosis
      Radiation Therapy
      Raynaud’s Disease
      Reiter’s Syndrome
      Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
      Rheumatoid Arthritis
      Rheumatoid Arthritis
      Schizoaffective Disorder
      Sedative Dependence
      Senile Dementia
      Severe Nausea
      Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
      Skeletal Muscular Spasticity
      Sleep Apnea
      Spinal Stenosis
      Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS)
      Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)
      Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
      Tic Douloureux
      Tietze’s Syndrome
      Tobacco Dependence
      Tourette’s Syndrome
      Viral Hepatitis

      In short, you can say its all in one alternate medicine. As its said that, “prevention is better than cure” same could be case with you as well.

  6. L Cronok

    What is the cause of my sudden jerking and rapid movements?
    I would be sitting in my seat as normal, then suddenly, I would suddenly jerk forward as if a car just suddenly stopped. Then I would slam into the back of my seat several times and shake my head. Then I would shake my hands very rapidly up and down. I don’t know why I do this. I can’t control it.

  7. Jason L

    What vitamin are you deficiant in with Progressive Bulbar Paulsy?
    It is said that PBP is a “vitamin dependent” Disease and that massive doses of a certain vitamin will begin to reverse it

  8. pillow pants

    Any other diabetics worried about aspertame poisoning?
    I’ve been reading alot lately about aspertame poisoning on the news and web. I do have alot of the symptoms they say are associated with it. What are we supposed to do know? Sue the manufacturers – Apparently they know that it causes bad health effects. They’re making so many new food items and drinks now with it – wiy isnt the government doing something to stop this if it’s so terrible?

    1. batraylover

      I am not a diabetic, but I might be able to shed some light on your situation. First of all, there are many alternatives to aspartame besides sugar, many of which are much safer than aspartame. Aspartame can be extremely dangerous, too much of it can kill neurons in the brain by allowing too much calcium to enter the cells, which in turn allows excessive free radicals which can kill the cells. Commonly known as an excitotoxin, aspartame can excite the neural cells to death.

      Too much aspartame can lead to any number of disorders and illnesses including: Multiple sclerosis, ALS, memory loss, hair loss, hormonal problems and imbalances, hearing loss, epilepsy, exciteability, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Hypoglycemia, Dementia, brain lesions, and neuroendocrine disorders just to name a few. It can also compromise your immune system and leave you more susceptible to catching common illnesses like colds and flu viruses.

      You cannot sue the manufacturers of the products unless you experience a life altering problem, disease, illness, etc and you can prove without a shadow of a doubt that it was caused by the aspartame. Since this is extremely difficult to do, you do have other options. One, stay away from the aspartame, you do have a choice, choose healthier alternatives. Two, contact manufacturers who use aspartame and urge them to switch to safer alternatives, tell them that you will stop buying their products if they do not switch and keep your word by not buying their products. Until we start hitting companies where it hurts (their pocketbooks) they will not change their ways.

      The government won’t stop it, because enough basic studies say aspartame is safe, and it’s already improved, until a severe tragedy happens on a large enough scale to prove otherwise, the government won’t change their ways. You can write your elected officials and urge them to reconsider the ways that aspartame is used in this country, but unless they get loads of letters from multiple people, they won’t do much about it. It’s up to you to protect yourself and make your own choices for a healthier life!

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