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Lyme Disease (Borreliosis) - cause and treatment

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What is Lyme disease?

It is a fairly common infectious disease that affects nearly 300 Thousand people a year in the US and as many as 65 Thousand people in the UK1, and the infection occurs most commonly during Spring and Summer. It is also known as Lyme Borreliosis, since it is caused by a specific type of bacteria called Borrelia2

What is the cause of Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia, that is transferred to the human being through a tick bite, specifically the Ixodes tick or Deer tick3.

A challenging disease to say the least, as it presents significant problems in diagnosis, where tick bites may go a long time undetected since they’re small and could be asymptomatic4, and most blood tests fail to identify the bacteria, therefore the disease is missed in more than 50 % of the cases5. Infections responsible by Lyme disease (Borreliosis) are most commonly seen in children 5 to 15 years old and adults older than 50 years6.

What are the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease?

The disease presents first as a skin rash and redness at the site of the tick bite (known as Erythema Migrans), about one week later. However, the rash caused by Lyme disease is not itchy or painful, and as many as 50 % of infected patients do not develop a rash at all, making spotting the disease all the more difficult2. The rash can take the classic shape of a Bull’s eye, and that can somewhat simplify the diagnosis. Other early signs include fever, fatigue and muscle soreness7.

If the disease is left untreated, it could progress significantly causing neck stiffness, headaches and heart palpitations. Complications such as Joint pain and swelling, shooting pain and tingling of the arms and legs are fairly common8. Some people also suffer from heart and memory problems in the long run9.

Treatment according to the western medicine tradition

Treatment of Lyme disease is like the treatment of any other infection, namely antibiotics. If diagnosed early enough, Amoxycillin or Doxycycline can be effective as treatment if used for two or three weeks. But in more advanced cases, advanced and prolonged antibiotic therapy will probably be needed.

Treatment according to the natural medicine tradition

No need to talk about the amount of pain and discomfort associated with the disease. The patients’ lives are altered greatly, and their movement is significantly limited and painful, and depending on antibiotics alone to solve the problem is very dangerous, since early detection is key to successful antibiotic response, not to mention the great adverse effects associated with the prolonged use of antibiotics as the main treatment.

Our role is to analyses the affected body systems (The blood, the brain and nerves and the digestive system), and isolate the sensitive triggers and irritating factors to these systems, as well as determining the patient's’ body deficiencies, in order to supplement them and boost their immunity.

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.

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References

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3Ryan KJ;Ray CG, eds.(2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed.). McGraw Hill. pp. 434–37. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9.
4Wormser G, Masters E, Nowakowski J, et al. (2005). "Prospective clinical evaluation of patients from missouri and New York with erythema migrans-like skin lesions". Clin Infect Dis. 41 (7): 958–65. PMID 16142659. doi:10.1086/432935.
5Wormser GP; Dattwyler RJ; Shapiro ED; et al. (November 2006). "The clinical assessment, treatment, and prevention of lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, and babesiosis: clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America" (PDF). Clin. Infect. Dis. 43 (9): 1089–1134. PMID 17029130. doi:10.1086/508667
6Mead PS., Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2015 Jun;29: “Epidemiology of Lyme disease.“(2):187-210. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2015.02.010.
7Auwaerter PG, Aucott J, Dumler JS (January 2004). "Lyme borreliosis (Lyme disease): molecular and cellular pathobiology and prospects for prevention, diagnosis and treatment". Expert Rev Mol Med. 6 (2): 1–22. PMID 14987414. doi:10.1017/S1462399404007276
8Halperin JJ (June 2008). "Nervous system Lyme disease". Infect. Dis. Clin. North Am. 22 (2): 261–74, vi. PMID 18452800. doi:10.1016/j.idc.2007.12.009
9Stanek G, Wormser GP, Gray J, Strle F (February 2012). "Lyme borreliosis". Lancet. 379 (9814): 461–73. PMID 21903253. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60103-7

Topics: Lyme Disease

Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar

Written by Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar

Professor Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar has over 25 years teaching experience in biomedical sciences. Besides teaching, he has a very strong portfolio of academic administration and he is an accomplished researcher in the area of infectious diseases. Dr. Mukhtar received his Ph.D. in Biosciences from the Drexel University of Philadelphia, USA, and also completed a Graduate Certificate in Research Management from Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia, USA. He served in various academic/administrative positions in the USA on an outstanding scientist (O-1) visa.