Find a local Nutritionist", default", Children misdiagnosed with ADHD could have nutritional deficiencies. Excessive amounts of vitamins can be toxic to the body.
Iron deficiency: Iron is an essential component
of hemoglobin, the oxygen carrying pigment in the blood. Iron is normally
obtained through the food in the diet and by the recycling of iron from old red
blood cells. The causes of iron deficiency are too little iron in the diet, poor
absorption of iron by the body, and loss of blood. It is also caused by lead
poisoning in children.
B vitamin deficiencies: Many experts believe that
one of the main causes for inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, temper
tantrums, sleep disorders, forgetfulness, and aggression are caused by faulty
neurotransmissions a problem with the neurotransmitters in the brain. Vitamin
B-6 is a necessary vitamin used in the making of neurotransmitters that affect
behavior. A lack of this vitamin or really any other vitamin can cause a child
to act inappropriately.
Excessive amounts of Vitamins can be toxic to the body and may cause the same ADHD like symptoms.
It is possible to overdose when taking vitamins so make sure you contact a
physician and check for vitamin deficiencies before taking extra vitamins.
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