Secretin and Autism

Secretin is a gastrointestinal hormone that helps promote digestion of food.

It stimulates the stomach to produce the enzyme pepsin, the liver to produce bile, and the pancreas to produce digestive juices that help neutralize acidity in the intestines.

Secretin injections or infusions are used to treat a variety of conditions including pancreatic dysfunction and gastrinoma.

Some people believe that secretin can also be used to treat some of the problems facing people with autism (such as gastrointestinal problems) and lead to improvements in other areas (such as sociability, speech, and sleep).

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16 Jun 2018