Chronic Lyme Disease

Chronic Lyme disease (LD) is one of the fastest growing vector borne diseases worldwide and has just recently been identified in the media as a concern for public health. Though more light is being shed on this condition, it’s existence and proper treatment continues to be hotly debated.

Chronic Lyme disease can develop over a period of weeks to years after initial exposure when the initial illness is not recognized or inadequately treated. Symptoms can be associated with the brain & spinal cord, heart, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract and/or the musculoskeletal system depending on where the borrelia organism has invaded. If you suffer from chronic LD, its devastating effects on your health and overall life are undeniable.

Listed below are some of the more common Chronic Lyme disease symptoms:

  • Neck stiffness, pain, spasms

  • Fatigue

  • Arthritis/joint pains

  • Abdominal pain/nausea

  • Chest pains

  • Palpitations

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Bowel disturbances (diarrhea/constipation)

  • Erectile dysfunction/loss of libido

 
 

Due to time constraints, there is only so much information that can be covered during office visits. We encourage you to study this part of the website before you begin your treatment for Lyme Disease with our doctors.

This portion of our website is devoted to providing Lyme disease patients with numerous resources to improve your treatment outcome with Medical Options for Wellness. You will find important information on:

  • Dietary and lifestyle changes that need to be implemented while you are undergoing treatment.

  • Articles to update you on important research on LD.

  • Alternative therapies for LD and how they can best be incorporated into your treatment program.

Our Approach to Treating Lyme Disease:

Having worked with many chronic Lyme disease patients over the years it has become obvious that individuals with LD have an immunocompromised state.

Factors Causing Immuno-compromise/Inflammation:

  • Impairment in methylation and other detoxification pathways

  • Heavy metal burden

  • Chronic infections (Including Viruses, Mycoplasma)

  • Mold illness

  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

  • Lifestyle/personality traits/habits

Unless these factors causing immuno-compromise are adequately treated, individuals do not recover from LD (or they relapse quickly once treatment is stopped). Our practice strives to tease out co-infections and immune stressors from all angles to achieve a more complete recovery.

Once we have identified the body’s stressors, we implement diet/lifestyle modifications, nutrients, herbs and pharmaceuticals when appropriate.

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