What is Lyme Disease and How Can It Be Treated?
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According to the CDC, Lyme disease is more prevalent than breast cancer and HIV combined. In fact, over 300,000 people will contract this deadly disease each year. Although it can be hard to diagnose, Lyme disease can be treated.
What is Lyme Disease?
For those who aren’t familiar, Lyme disease is an infection typically caused by a tick bite. Through the bite, an infected tick can release numerous types of bacteria into the bloodstream. These bacteria can then attack almost every part of the body, creating a long list of symptoms that often confuse unexperienced doctors. The confusion stems from the disease mimicking over 300 different conditions. Many of these pseudo conditions and illnesses, along with their respective treatments, are severe. Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and ALS are common diseases that are often misdiagnosed.
Symptoms of Lyme Disease
Symptoms vary from person to person and can clear up only to return multiple times. Initially, symptoms can appear to be flu like; however, this is not always the case. Less than 50% develop the signature bulls eye rash, whereas others can suffer from over 100 different symptoms.
Conditions like fatigue, headaches, weight loss/gain, joint pain, joint stiffness, muscle ache, facial paralysis, tremors, memory problems, difficulty concentrating, blurred vision, light sensitivity, buzzing in ears, decreased hearing, and facial paralysis are literally just a few of the many symptoms Lyme disease can inflict.
If detected early, treatment can be effective, however this disease is known to evade diagnosis for decades. The more time Lyme bacteria is in the body, the more damage it does.
Conventional treatment includes heavy use of certain antibiotics. This can go on for months, even years. Prolong use of these drugs can have significant adverse reactions that are often downplayed by physicians.
Natural Treatment Options
Treating any disease begins and ends with the immune system. The immune system is a delicate, yet commanding force that can launch a full-on assault on any invading pathogen while killing numerous cancer cells daily.
This is why treating Lyme holistically focuses on healing the gut and the immune system with nutritional and/or oxidative intravenous (IV) therapies. While taking high-quality supplements is always a great idea, intravenous therapy is the best way to administer supplements to achieve maximum results. These therapies can also be combined with numerous other holistic techniques to deliver a unique treatment plan specific to the victim. Prescribed by the right knowledgeable physician, antimicrobial herbal supplementation has proved to be quite successful in treating Lyme disease directly. It also supports the immune system by enabling it to naturally fight off the infection.
Why Choose Arizona Integrative Medical Center
Since most people diagnosed with Lyme disease often suffer from more than one infection at a time, a custom treatment plan is often necessary. If you or someone you know is diagnosed or suspects them may be infected with Lyme Disease, you should consult a Lyme specialist naturopath immediately. For more information, or to set up a consultation, please click here.