What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme is characterized by a spirochete infection called Borrelia, which is a tube-like bacteria that releases bacterial lipoproteins (BLPs). These BLPs are a type of neurotoxin that lead to memory problems; hormonal imbalances; burning neurological pain; generalized inflammation; gastrointestinal discomfort and numbness; not to mention symptoms like swollen lymph nodes; fever and chills; headache and stiff neck; muscle and joint paint; and the most common symptom, lack of energy.
A spirochete is covered in antigens, which act like fingerprints, identifying itself to the immune system creating what is called an "autoimmune disease."
The more the spirochete moves through the body, the more the immune system is impaired, creating inflammations, irritations and wreaking havoc to the nervous systems and the entire neural endocrine system. As a result, Lyme disease can be associated with more than 300 other diseases, including chronic fatigue syndrome and numerous autoimmune diseases.
Finding the Proper Treatment
You may find that treating Lyme disease complex is not easy at all. If it's caught early, antibiotics may nip the problem in the bud. However, this is rarely the case, if Lyme disease is detected at all. Second, the oral antibiotics are usually administrated in a 4-to-6 week period, meaning once that treatment ends, the borrelia will make a comeback, causing the patient to relapse. Furthermore, the antibiotics do not strengthen the immune system and do little to address the secondary infections or the BLP.
The pain associated with Lyme disease can be awful and chronic and most often can be helped with a non-narcotic pain treatment plan.
Sometimes patients will include supplements with their antibiotics. In this scenario, the infection will be brought down a little and the supplements will slightly increase the immune system. But again, if the immune system is completely established and all the infections are brought down to lower levels, relapse will occur.
The Lyme disease complex involves a multitude of infections that may also include other complications such as chemical and heavy metal toxicities. If you really want to get rid of Lyme disease and its co-infections, it's ideal to have a combination of advanced immunotherapy, aggressive natural antiviral, antifungal, IV antibiotics and biodetoxification. When this is provided by the properly trained integrative physician in a customized treatment plan, these therapies will help bring the patient back to optimal health.
Follow-up care may involve hormone balancing, neurotransmitter and immune system support.