Coping With Lyme Disease

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Lyme disease has become prevalent over the past few years. The symptoms associated with this disease are frightening and it can sometimes take doctors years to find their source. If you’ve been diagnosed with Lyme disease and your health isn’t returning in a timely manner, you may want to speak to your physician about complementary treatment methods to deal with Lyme disease.

Natural medicine can play a very important role in helping those who have experienced Lyme disease, especially when coupled with traditional medical methods. The reason for this is the bacteria responsible for causing your symptoms, Borrelia burgdorferi, is able to hide behind a protective shell to prevent antibiotics from attacking. This little shield can prevent you from getting rid of them.

The result is that the bacteria are able to lie dormant in an infected person’s body for long periods of time, coming out to re-infect you at any time. This is the reason why many people who have Lyme disease suffer from the same symptoms for the rest of their lives. This is why natural medicine is so important. Lyme disease requires both killing off the bacteria inside the body while working to restore the immune system.

Symptoms Associated With Lyme Disease

Specific symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Infection in the jaw or teeth
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Arthritic joints
  • Muscle pain
  • Immune failures
  • Headache

Treatment for Lyme Disease

The most successful treatments for Lyme disease utilize a varied treatment plan, including:

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  • Antibiotics to kill the bacterial spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi.
  • Chiropractic adjustments to relieve joint pain.
  • Probiotics to manage the overgrowth of yeast.
  • Adding trace minerals to the diet.
  • Strengthening the immune system.
  • Eliminating any food allergies.
  • Reducing the patient’s stress levels.
  • Restoration of tissues damaged by Lyme disease.

The Importance of Diagnosing Lyme Disease

Borrelia burgdorferi is an extremely complex organism that’s able to cleverly evade detection from its victims’ immune systems. It saps energy, decreases vitality, and leaves its victims feeling worn out. This leaves the body open to other toxins, which can all have a negative impact on patients.

Lyme disease is becoming increasingly common. As society continues to encroach into wooded areas for residential or commercial development, we’ll continue to be at risk. Since the number of patients with Lyme disease is expected to grow, we encourage sufferers to educate themselves on how to treat this disease. If you’ve had Lyme disease and are still feeling poorly weeks (or even months) later, it’s important for you to realize that you may not be out of the woods yet. Talk to your physician and your chiropractic team to find out what your next step is and how you can protect your immune system.

 

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