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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi) which can mimic virtually any disease often leading to misdiagnoses such as CFS, Fibromyalgia, MS, depression, bipolar, Alzheimer’s, and ALS. Lyme disease is a serious condition affecting multiple areas of the body with symptoms appearing within 1-2 weeks after being bitten and often begin with a telltale red rash, or a “bulls-eye” ring, usually, although not exclusively, around the site of the bite. Typical symptoms of Lyme disease include swelling of lymph nodes near the tick bite, flu-like symptoms, such as neck stiffness, chills, fever, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, and joint/tendon pain. Additionally, some may experience a large, expanding skin rash around the area of the tick bite. In more advanced forms of the disease, nerve problems and arthritis, especially in the knees, tingling or numbness in the extremities, and even facial paralysis may also occur.

As with many chronic conditions, symptoms can be complex and severe chronic Lyme disease can lead to debilitating symptoms, other than fatigue, such as depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, weakness, or twitching. Often times, those who were properly diagnosed with Lyme disease were treated with the standard treatment of a few weeks of antibiotics. The sooner such therapy is begun following infection, the quicker and more complete the recovery. But this treatment approach does not always allow for complete recovery and symptoms may linger. Our multi-system integrative approach can dramatically increase the likelihood of successful treatment. This includes using a combination of synergistic antibiotics that are effective against the l-forms and cystic forms, immune modulators, directed anti-Lyme supplements, anticoagulants, hormonal therapies, and medications that increase the effectiveness and penetration of antibiotics into the various forms of the Borrelia spirochete.

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