Posted by: miriamjang | March 13, 2008

Treat Viral Illnesses with Anti-Oxidants to help Nervous System

In Autism, many kids have a viral immune weakness to the extent where treating these kids with Valtrex 1000-1500 mg a day can help Autistic symptoms.

Also, In Autistic kids, their is so much oxidative damage in the brain, bowels etc that it is good to know that viral illnesses increase oxidative damage so that it acts as a double whammy. So not only should we give good anti-oxidants on a daily basis to our Autistic kids but we should also increase the anti-oxidants in times of  viral illnesses

Study:

Oxidative stress, primarily due to increased generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS), is a feature of many viral infections.”

1: Histol Histopathol. 2005 Jul;20(3):957-67.

Role of oxidative damage in the pathogenesis of viral infections of the nervous system.

Valyi-Nagy T, Dermody TS.
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Oxidative stress, primarily due to increased generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS), is a feature of many viral infections. ROS and RNS modulate the permissiveness of cells to viral replication, regulate host inflammatory and immune responses, and cause oxidative damage to both host tissue and progeny virus. The lipid-rich nervous system is particularly susceptible to lipid peroxidation, an autocatalytic process that damages lipid-containing structures and yields reactive by-products, which can covalently modify and damage cellular macromolecules. Oxidative injury is a component of acute encephalitis caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 and reovirus, neurodegenerative disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus and murine leukemia virus, and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis caused by measles virus. The extent to which oxidative damage plays a beneficial role for the host by limiting viral replication is largely unknown. An enhanced understanding of the role of oxidative damage in viral infections of the nervous system may lead to therapeutic strategies to reduce tissue damage during viral infection without impeding the host antiviral response.
PMID: 15944946

This is a medical disclaimer: Please remember that this not meant as medical advice but as a desire to share information. Please always implement treatments under medical supervision. We are cannot be held liable for any of this information.

 

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