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Leprosy: cause, symptoms and treatment alternatives

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What is Leprosy?

Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by a specific type of bacteria. It is also known as “Hansen’s disease”, after the German scientist who discovered the recent form of the condition. It is a disease that has been present since the ancient times1, and since there was no cure back then, people who suffered from Leprosy were separated from the rest of the population in what is known as “Leper colonies”, which still exist in some countries such as India and China. It is a disease that affects more than 200 Thousand people, most of which are in India2.

What are the causes of Leprosy?

The Leprosy is caused by two strains of bacteria, namely M. leprae and M. lepromatosis. The former has been known to be the cause for a long time while the latter is fairly newly discovered3. Transmission of the disease occurs from another infected person, usually through droplet infection (nasal droplets) as it is the most common route of transmission, although some studies suggest infection through skin contact4. Transmission can also occur through infected animals, such as Armadillos, Chimpanzees and mice5, and is known as Zoonotic Leprosy.

What are the signs and symptoms of this disease?

Leprosy is a granulomatous disease that affects the skin, nerves and upper respiratory tract. The symptoms can remain hidden for up to 20 years. The first visible external symptom is light or dark patches on the skin. The trick is that most people disregard this symptom and think it is a common skin mole, and the disease goes untreated6.

If untreated, further damage to the skin, eyes and limbs occur. The Hansen’s disease also affects the nerves, and cause numbness and tingling all over the body7. People who suffer from leprosy typically present with missing fingers, toes and sometimes entire limbs.

This is not a symptom of the disease itself, but due to the numbness that occurs, such that any skin wound becomes unnoticed, and these wounds get infected and gangrenous, ultimately resulting in loss of the finger or toe8.

Leprosy treatment according to the western medicine tradition

Leprosy can be treated with leprostatic medications, such as Dapsone and Rifampicin. These medications are taken together, and the protocol is known as multidrug therapy or MDT. The Leprosy treatment can last for up to 6 months and even up to 12 months depending on the severity of the condition.

Leprosy treatment according to the natural medicine tradition

Western medicine treatment of Hansen’s disease is very long term, and depends on consistency and the patient’s ability to endure such a long term treatment, in addition to causing some side effects as dizziness, skin changes and muscle weakness.

DisorderFree’s solution

At DisorderFree.org we support you by re-powering your immune-system. For this we develop the best Natural Medicine solution, personalized specifically for your needs. We look to the self-healing power from the body and find out where the immune system needs support and more power.

When the immune system can’t handle the viruses, bacteria parasites, fungi, toxic substances etc anymore, you lose energy in your cells and your body switch from the living modus to the surviving modus. In most situations when the immune system uses your free energy you feel more tired and less powerful.

In the natural medicine tradition we look to the self-healing capacity of the body from a holistic view and we use only the best working ingredients to get you healthy again. This means that we look for the underlying root cause (physical, mental and food) instead of symptoms. Real-life evidence show that cleaning the body helps to re-powering the self-healing capacity of the body.

How do we support you?

We support you with the physical part of the treatment. This means that we develop the best possible Personalized Natural Medicine recipe and herbal formula for your situation. This herbal formula supports your immune-system to clean the blood system, organs and tissues and lymphatic system from viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, toxic substances etc.

To develop a Personalized Natural Medicine recipe and produce the herbal formula we need some information from you. After receiving your information, several days later you receive the herbal formula and can start the treatment. During the treatment period your immune system clean your body from viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, toxic substances etc.

When the body is clean it can recover and the new cells can be healthy. The total natural treatment is in 3 steps: Step 1: cleaning the blood system (2 months)
Step 2: cleaning the organs and tissues (2 months)
Step 3: cleaning the lymphatic system (2 months)

When the blood is clean you feel more power/energy in your body. The re-powering of your body increase during step 2 and 3 when you clean your organs/tissues and lymphatic system.

Discover the travel pack for Leprosy prevention!

Writers:
Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamid (Medical content)
Robert Oosterling (Natural Medicine content)

References

1 "Suzuki K, Akama T, Kawashima A, Yoshihara A, Yotsu RR, Ishii N (February 2012). "Current status of leprosy: epidemiology, basic science and clinical perspectives". The Journal of dermatology. 39 (2): 121–9. PMID 21973237. doi:10.1111/j.1346-8138.2011.01370.x 
2 "Leprosy Fact sheet N°101". World Health Organization. Jan 2014.
Han XY, Aung FM, Choon SE, Werner B. (October 2014)“Analysis of the leprosy agents Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis in four countries.”, Am J Clin Pathol., doi: 10.1309/AJCP1GLCBE5CDZRM
4 Rodrigues LC; Lockwood DNj (June 2011). "Leprosy now: epidemiology, progress, challenges, and research gaps". The Lancet infectious diseases. 11 (6): 464–70. PMID 21616456. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(11)70006-8.
5Truman RW, Singh P, Sharma R, Busso P, Rougemont J, Paniz-Mondolfi A, Kapopoulou A, Brisse S, Scollard DM, Gillis TP, Cole ST (April 2011). "Probable Zoonotic Leprosy in the Southern United States". The New England Journal of Medicine. Massachusetts Medical Society. 364 (17): 1626–1633. PMC 3138484. PMID 21524213. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1010536 
6Ryan, Kenneth J.; Ray, C. George, eds. (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed.). McGraw Hill. pp. 451–3. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9. OCLC 61405904.
7Turner D, McGuinness SL, Leder K. (January 2015): “Leprosy: diagnosis and management in a developed setting”, Intern Med J.;45(1):109-12. doi: 10.1111/imj.12638
8Kulkarni GS (2008). Textbook of Orthopedics and Trauma (2 ed.). Jaypee Brothers Publishers. p. 779. ISBN 978-81-8448-242-3.

Topics: leprosy

Dr Mohamed Abdel Hamid

Written by Dr Mohamed Abdel Hamid

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamid is a practicing dentist, the founder and owner of confidential clinic in Cairo, Egypt. He graduated from the faculty of dentistry, Ain Shams University, obtaining his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2010 and has been practicing ever since. He acquired a postgraduate diploma of Oral Surgery in 2013 from the same university. In 2014, he acquired the membership of faculty of dental surgery (MFDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), one of the highest honors in professional dentistry. In 2016, He became a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the highest recognized institution in the world pertaining to cosmetic dentistry and beauty.