Restoration Healthcare’s Treatment of Lyme Disease

From our experience treating Lyme Disease, we know there is no “one size fits all” treatment protocol for a chronic-complex illness like Lyme disease and its other co-infections. As the disease progresses, it can become more complex and involve multiple body systems. Many of our patients have confounding health issues related to toxin exposure that affects the body’s ability to restore and maintain health. Our physicians monitor all symptoms and treatment responses throughout the person’s care. Successful care models mean physicians treating Lyme disease must invest time with their patients.

When a person begins care at our clinic for known or suspected Lyme disease, the clinic starts with a thorough medical history before we prescribe anything.

  1. We evaluate how Lyme disease affects the vagus nerve and sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
  2. The gut microbiome and gut-brain axis are often disrupted, leading to gastrointestinal dysfunction and cognitive problems.
  3. Our patients go through a dietary evaluation to address food allergies or sensitivities that weaken the immune system if not addressed.
  4. Lyme disease significantly affects a person’s ability to manage stress. Our team helps with stress management and the psychological aspects of Lyme disease.
  5. We look at the value of nutritional supplements with antimicrobial properties to help support the body’s immune system response.
  6. We evaluate sleep habits and make suggestions for improving sleep.

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What is Lyme Disease?

The disease is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, where it was first identified in 1975. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected black-legged tick. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Though infected ticks are most commonly found in the northeastern and upper midwestern regions of the United States, they can be found around the country in damp, forested, and grassy areas, including Southern California. To prevent Lyme disease, taking precautions when spending time outdoors, such as wearing protective clothing and using insect repellent, is essential.

Lyme disease symptoms can include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the joints, heart, and nervous system and cause debilitating and long-term health consequences. A condition called, Long-Lyme leads to long-term complications such as chronic pain and neurological problems.

What are the Symptoms of Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease symptoms can vary from person to person but may include a rash, fever, headache, and fatigue. The rash may not always be present but is described as a “bull’s eye” rash, with a red center surrounded by a clear area and then a red outer ring. As the infection progresses, other symptoms may develop, including joint pain, muscle aches, and swollen lymph nodes. In some cases, Lyme disease can also cause neurological symptoms, such as numbness, tingling, and facial paralysis.

If left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to more severe complications, such as arthritis, heart problems, and nervous system disorders. It is essential to seek medical attention if you suspect you may have been bitten by an infected tick or experience any of the symptoms associated with Lyme disease. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent these complications and ensure a full recovery.

What is the Treatment for Lyme Disease?

The disease can be challenging to diagnose because its symptoms can mimic those of other illnesses. Blood tests may confirm a diagnosis, but they are not always reliable in the early stages of the disease. Lyme disease can cause long-term complications such as chronic joint pain and neurological problems if left untreated. Conventional treatment for Lyme disease typically involves a course of antibiotics. However, Restoration Healthcare uses a broad spectrum of integrative health protocols, including antibiotics, IV therapy, and neurological and immune support therapies, to address overall damage to the body.

It is vital to get treatment for Lyme disease as soon as possible. There are many long-term health consequences that some physicians are only sometimes aware of. We highly recommend that you find a specialist in Lyme disease if a tick bite infects you or you have related symptoms that cannot be attributed to a known cause.

Hear About a New Level of Care and Compassion from Arabella

After being passed around from doctor-to-doctor and multiple emergency room visits, no one knew what was causing Arabella’s nerve, joint and muscle pain, extreme fatigue and inability to walk. Was it multiple sclerosis? Was it Lyme Disease? What it something else? A friend’s recommendation led her to Restoration Healthcare, who confirmed it was Lyme Disease.

She describes the experience as being engaging with high standards of care from people who actually care about their patients. The clinic explored every aspect of Arabella’s health including nutritional status, hormone balance, immunity and even the emotional toll she and her family experienced prior to coming to Restoration Healthcare. “It’s a different level of compassion,” she says.

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