Epstein Barr Virus
Epstein-Barr virus, frequently referred to as EBV, is a member of the herpes-virus family and one of the most common human viruses. The virus occurs worldwide, and most people become infected with EBV sometime during their lives. EBV is often times referred to as “chronic mono”, short for “chronic mononucleosis” or “infectious mononucleosis.”
Symptoms of EBV may include but are not limited to:
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph glands
- Swollen spleen
- Liver involvement
- Heart problems (rare)
- Central nervous system involvement (rare)
The above symptoms usually only last for a month or two, however, EBV remains dormant in a few cells of the throat and/or blood for the rest of the person’s life. Therefore it is important for individuals to keep their immune system strong at all times and preventatively receive treatment since periodically, the virus can reactivate without any symptoms.
EBV also establishes a lifelong dormant infection in some cells of the body’s immune system. Therefore, it is important for individuals to know their treatment options. At Arizona Integrative Medical Center, PC, Dr. Stallone uses a variety of modalities to assess the individual’s current health condition and establish a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to alleviate exactly what he or she is experiencing and compliments any treatments a patient may be doing. Individuals suffering from symptoms associated with EBV should be provided with a treatment plan that will continue to elevate and balance his or her immune system so that the symptoms no longer plague them. Dr. Stallone, N.M.D. often employs various Nutraceutical Supplements, Immune support, Nutritional IVs, Ozone/Oxygen therapy, DMSO IVs, Homeopathic and Botanical Medicines that will work at keeping an individual’s immune system strong and thriving and EBV symptoms at bay.