Curing Lyme Disease With a Holistic Approach

Curing Lyme Disease With a Holistic Approach, What are the symptoms of Lyme disease,

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that’s spread by black-legged ticks, also called deer ticks. The bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick. Lyme disease prevention is complicated by the fact that the tick is as small as a sesame seed, so it’s hard to detect on the human body.

The initial stage of Lyme disease can produce symptoms that resemble the flu. Left untreated, Lyme disease can affect your nervous system, joints, or heart. Some people have chronic health problems that linger long after the disease is treated.

Many patients return to health from Lyme disease with holistic treatment that combines conventional medicine with alternative therapies. Lyme disease specialist Larisa Litvinova, MD, in Montclair, New Jersey, has had extensive success using a holistic approach to help patients heal from this complex condition. Her whole-person approach to Lyme disease management may be the solution for your long-term well-being.

What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?

You may be more likely to get Lyme disease if you spend a lot of time in wooded or grassy areas. However, you can get Lyme disease under any conditions. Even if you’re housebound, you can contract it from a tick that traveled inside on someone’s shoe or on your dog or cat.

The following symptoms typically occur between three and 30 days of infection:

Since Lyme disease symptoms occur in stages, you may develop the following signs of infection as your disease progresses:

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important that you schedule a visit for a proper diagnosis right away. Dr. Litvinova conducts the appropriate tests to determine whether Lyme disease is the cause of your problems. In addition to a physical exam and medical history, her comprehensive evaluation may include blood tests and/or an antibody test.

What is holistic treatment for Lyme disease?

Holistic treatment involves treating the whole person, not just the Lyme disease. This approach incorporates the treatment of physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health issues to find the underlying cause of chronic symptoms. With a medical degree and certification in homeopathy, Dr. Litvinova has the expertise to determine the right combination of treatments for your Lyme disease and its complications.

Holistic treatment may also be beneficial if you’re experiencing Post-treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS) or chronic Lyme disease. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), symptoms of this condition include muscle aches and fatigue that last six months or more past the time of active infection. The NIH reports that long-term antibiotic treatment, the traditional therapy for Lyme disease, hasn’t proven effective in relieving these symptoms alone.

Since no two individuals are the same, your personal treatment plan depends on your condition and the degree to which your Lyme disease has progressed. Depending on your complications, Dr. Litvinova may recommend one or more of the following treatments for you:

Can I benefit from a holistic approach?

There are about 300,000 cases of Lyme disease annually in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you think you might be infected with Lyme disease, don’t delay in seeking medical attention. The longer you leave the disease untreated, the more likely you’ll experience multiple complications.

With a thorough exam and medical history, Dr. Litvinova provides an accurate diagnosis and recommends appropriate treatment for your symptoms. Her holistic approach includes medical treatment of the bacterial infection when appropriate, along with natural treatments that can help restore your body to good health. If you’re dealing with chronic Lyme disease, holistic treatment may help address frustrating long-term issues.

Whether you’re experiencing Lyme disease or other adverse symptoms, find out if a holistic approach can improve your symptoms and quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Litvinova today to explore your possibilities for better overall health by booking online or calling our office.

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