Of all the major illnesses and diseases in the world, there is one that has become one of the biggest health issues in the 21st century and is causing millions to become chronically ill.
Yes, that disease we all know and relate to deer ticks.
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted by deer ticks. Nearly 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are discovered each and every year. Affecting people of all ages, Lyme disease is most common in children, older adults and those who spend time outdoors and have a higher exposure to ticks.
Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and the number one reason why Lyme disease can become so tricky to treat and so crippling to those infected is because lyme disease symptoms mimic many other diseases. Additionally, Lyme disease can affect any organ in the body, including your brain, heart, muscles, joints and nervous system.
Because Lyme disease symptoms are very similar to the same symptoms of other diseases, patients are frequently misdiagnosed with diseases such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and many others psychiatric illnesses.
Lyme disease can be divided into two stages: acute and chronic. Most patients with acute Lyme disease have complete resolution of the symptoms within 20 days. However, those with chronic Lyme disease experience more symptoms, especially neurological symptoms, and respond much slower to treatment. Chronic Lyme disease infection can only be managed through persistent treatment.
Signs & Symptoms of Lyme Disease
While each person responds to the infection differently, below are the most common signs and symptoms associated with Lyme Disease:
- Rash forming a bull’s-eye pattern
- Joint pain
- Paralysis of one side of the face
- Neurological problems
- Impaired muscle movement
- Severe fatigue
- Irregular heartbeat
How is Chronic Lyme Disease treated?
Conventional medicine treats Lyme disease with antibiotic therapy. The problem with this is that it disregards the other aspects and symptoms of the disease. Not to mention, long-term use of antibiotics can cause toxicity, weakening of the immune system, yeast/candida overgrowth, gut and digestive issues and low energy.
While antibiotics are needed to destroy the bacteria, it is not the only line of defense when it comes to treating Lyme disease.
There are many different options when it comes to treating symptoms of Lyme Disease, one of the best being light therapy.
Light therapy is a treatment that delivers multiple wavelengths of light intravenously introducing light energy directly into the circulatory system helping to stimulate a healthy immune system. The UV light used in light therapy treatments is a powerful antimicrobial agent that works against blood-borne pathogens in the blood, such as Lyme disease. The red and green lights delivered help to repair cells and enhance the immune system.
I have been able to help restore the health and vitality of many patients using light therapy. Many patients express after their light therapy treatments that they experience:
- Increased energy levels
- Improved mental clarity
- Reduced inflammation and joint pain
If you are experiencing symptoms of Lyme disease and/or feel you have been misdiagnosed, it is important to consider the hidden problems that may be causing your health issues. Untreated infections, such as Lyme Disease, impact not only you and your health, but your relationships, your life, your career and your sense of well-being.
If you believe you or someone you know have Lyme disease or have not been treated for your symptoms correctly, don’t wait another day. Schedule your consultation today to discuss your treatment options today.