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Tylenol is Now Linked to ADHD

Studies show taking Tylenol while pregnant could increase a child's risk for developing ADHD.

Studies show taking Tylenol while pregnant could increase a child’s risk for developing ADHD.

By: Amanda Froelich,

True Activist.

During the gestation period of a child, incredible transformations take place. While fetus and mother grow, integral connections and growth of the physical abound. For this reason, the importance of healthy diet and lifestyle during pregnancy cannot be stressed enough; but even though one may be consuming healthier fare than average at this time, the pills commonly popped also dramatically matter.

While it’s understandable the growing pains of expanding bodies can be troublesome, some commonly consumed pain relievers, like Tylenol, are rarely second guessed. But a new study contradicts the lay attitude towards taking such drugs.

According to an article published in the JAMA Journal of Pediatrics, more than half of all women take Tylenol (acetamophen) – and during this study, the risk of their unborn child developing ADHD rose substantially. The study included 64,322 children and mothers in the Danish National Birth Cohort between 1996 and 2002.

The statistics are shocking, especially considering that Tylenol is commonly perceived as a ‘safe’ drug to take. Even children commonly take a lower dose of acetamophen when experiencing any dulling pain or headache. But the study doesn’t lie:

It was shown that the risk of developing a severe form of ADHD (called hyperkinetic disorder) increased by 37%. 29% were more likely be prescribed ADHD drugs, and 13% were more likely to develop ADHD behavior by age 7. From taking the drug, Tylenol, it was documented that the overall risk of developing ADHD rose from 5.5% to 7%.

While the authors perceived this as only a modest increase, and believed there were “no special reasons for concern,” Dr. Saputo and Natural News thought differently. In this interview, the dangers of dismissing such results and forgetting the cause of behavioral issues in the first place is discussed.

Most health illnesses stem from poor lifestyle habits, unhealthy diet, and a negative mindset. Genetics and biochemistry play a role to some extent, but it is clear from many medical texts and recently conducted studies that one can dramatically reduce their possibility of contracting any disease by first and foremost looking at their plate and reviewing their living habits.

For pregnant mothers, being conscious of Tylenol consumption and other pill habits is essential. Many resources are available which share alternative forms of relieving pain during pregnancy, such as acupuncture, energy work, therapeutic touch, and chiropractic work.

Alternatives that offer remedy do exist, and instead of treating them as last-option modalities for relief, holistic therapies need to be considered first. Working with the body to prevent will always offer better long-term alleviation of pain and a more solid platform for health in the future.

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Sources:

Tylenol Now Linked to ADHD

JAMA Journal of Pediatrics Study

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