21 Jun Lyme disease
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne infectious disease in Europe. Following the tick bite , the inoculation of a bacteria called Borrellia burgorferi from the tick saliva into patient bloodstream is responsible for the disease itself. In its acute phase, the most typical manifestation is the Eritema Migrans (EM), a very characteristic skin lesion that happens in most of the patients but not all. Sometimes, if the bite has been in a hairy part, patient is not even aware of the bite nor the eritema, which commonly happens in the skin next to the bite. Some other times there are no clinical evident manifestations after the bite. On that acute fase, treatment with antibiotics is really effective in curing the disease and preventing chronic manifestations. Though EM is the most common acute manifestation, sometimes, acute neurological manifestations may exist, being polyradiculitis and meningitis the most frequent among them, which also mostly have a favorable evolution on antibiotic regimens.
In some patients though, after weeks or months of the the bite or supposed bite, symptoms appear gradually and progressively, clustering along time, being not specific and affecting different organs and tissues, and not clearly related to the infectious disease itself but with an “exaggerated immune response” to the infection. This symptoms range from lymphadenopathies, low grade fever, malaise, muscular pain, joint pain, neurocognitive or neuropsychiatric symptoms, etc… which are difficult to differentiate from other medical entities ( like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, psychosomatic illnesses…) and make the diagnosis very complex and difficult, tacking also into account that serologies in that “chronic fase” can be negative and few or no evidence of the bacteria is found in patients.
There is no consensus at all about the name’s condition or the physiopathology or the possible treatment options, but there is consensus about not treating it with long and repeated courses of oral or IV antibiotics because it’s lack of evidence about response in patients with chronic Lyme o post-Lyme disease.
The difficulty in making a precise diagnosis ( sometimes there is not even certainty of the bite, there are no characteristic analysis parameters, serologies are of very difficult interpretation, symptoms could be related to other psychosomatic diseases) and the negation by the conventional medicine of it’s existence and the lack of therapeutical options, may delay months or even years the diagnosis which allows progression of the disease, debilitation of the organism and despair of the patient and it’s familiar surrounding.
But not all are bad news in a grey panorama!!! Comprehensive medicine can effectively and gently restore those patients organs and tissues, boost and modulate the immune system to make it focus on the infection not to grow the inflammation, lowering down the symptoms, achieving a better health status and generating quality of life for those patients affected.
Institut Khuab is a comprehensive medicine clinic with a multidisciplinar and long experienced friendly team highly capable of treating this complex condition through our comprehensive approach: listening our patients, giving them time and space to express their physical, emotional and mental condition, and preparing an individualized therapeutic plan consisting on intravenous infusions (chelation of heavy metals, anti-inflammatory products, immunoboosters, vitamins…), nutritional individualized plan, microcirculation improvement (BEMER), oral supplementation and encouraging the natural vital force of each patient to activate his/her curative potencial through constitutional homeopathy.
We’ve had really good success on treating patients with chronic Lyme or post-treatment Lyme disease without increasing their toxicity and organic dysfunctions, using the most natural, non invasive , gentle techniques at our hand.
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