A Brief Guide to Lyme Disease Treatment

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A Brief Guide to Lyme Disease Treatment

Lyme disease is not as sensationalized as breast cancer or HIV/AIDS. According to statistics, however, the number of patients diagnosed with Lyme in the US alone exceeds these two by 1.5 and 6 times more consecutively. That’s approximately 350,000 infected people, and as warned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, because the disease is prone to misdiagnosis, the number could still be higher. The effects of cancer and HIV/AIDS on the patient and their loved ones remain unchallenged of course. If left untreated, however, Lyme is just as complicated. Lyme is fully capable of sending people to the same demise, some of its worst symptoms include joint pains and swelling, and neurological problems like face paralysis and impaired muscle movement.

There is great inaccuracy in diagnosing Lyme because it resembles common ailments like flu and rashes in its early stages, and arthritis, multiple sclerosis and even depression in its more progressed stages. Should the doctor confirm it, however, the last thing to do is wait for it to get worse. Lyme disease treatments are available to everyone, and with us here in VitaLyme, it comes in different forms for its different stages.

Depending on the expert we are dealing with, we may encounter hindrances in getting treatments — specifically, pessimism. The pharmaceutical industry have considered only one option in treating Lyme disease, after all. And when it didn’t yield enough positive results, they ended all efforts to seek alternatives to treating the disease.

Treatment of Lyme Disease

Having greatly overtaken the number of breast cancer and HIV/AIDS patients in new cases each year, it is evident that Lyme disease is not rare. It, however, lacks interest from the pharmaceutical industry, reasoning that evidences are sparse and conflicting. As a result, despite the massive number of people that require Lyme disease treatments, the whole process remains riddled with great uncertainties and risks.

Understand that this does not mean there are no available treatments for Lyme. The most popular way of battling the disease in its early stages is by ingesting antibiotics such as amoxicillin, cefuroxime axetil, and doxycycline. Patients suffering from cardiac or neurological illnesses, on the other hand, would require a more intensive treatment. They are advised to take intravenous treatments with drugs such as penicillin and ceftriaxone. Clinicians, however, have very low confidence on the effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis, and this is mainly due to the lack of systematic guideline on treating Lyme. Because of this, its fairly critical that we help to raise awareness of this debilitating condition among the medical communities. The number of doctors finally coming to terms with this diagnosis is only growing slowly, however new cases are rising quickly. What do you do if you have Lyme disease?

“What Are Treatment Guidelines?”

In every illness, doctors and clinicians follow guidelines to assure the recovery of the patient. These guidelines are kind of like calculated risks based on: dr talking to patient lyme disease treatment

  • Scientific evidences — the current situation or gravity of the illness.
  • Clinical expertise — the doctor’s judgment on how the illness will progress or digress.
  • Patient values — the patient’s own judgment or preference on how to handle the risks of the treatment.

Guidelines are not something the doctors themselves make. The institutes that govern over the different illnesses are the ones that create them because standardizing treatments are one of their main functions. They do this through an evidence-based evaluation called the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) model or system.

They will first present a question or a problem.

For example: Researchers are seeking to measure

  1. the effectiveness of antiviral drugs, and
  2. the assurance of prevention by vaccine against flu.

Each evidence that proves the effectiveness of both shall undergo a series of evaluations and then be rated by one of the following parameters; very low, low, moderate and high. The results and limitations will then produce the guideline. And this is what doctors will base their decisions on when we visit them for a prescription against flu.

“Why is there a lack of systematic guideline for Lyme disease?”

The governing institute for Lyme disease is ILADS or International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, and they tackled the following questions in the hopes of producing a guideline:

  • The effectiveness of antibiotic treatments on tick bites.
  • The effectiveness of treatments on erythema chronicum migrans.
  • The role of antibiotics on treating persistent manifestations of Lyme.

Apparently, all the evidences that had supported the above were rated with low or very low, and thus had produced conflicting guidelines. Because of this, clinicians are forced to rely on the values held by their corresponding panels and on their personal perspectives to produce a treatment plan for a patient.

But as mentioned before, the GRADE system also takes into consideration the patient’s own values and preferences. This requires doctors to explain the status of their illness, so that together, they can make a shared decision. The problem here, however, is that they also have to explain the risks and benefits of each treatment option. This means, apparently, that the clinicians would have to explain the “low” and “very low” ratings of the currently available treatments. And that their chances of fully or partially recovering from Lyme belongs in the same ratings.

Antibiotics should not be the only medicine to be considered for Lyme disease treatment. Thinking that it is will only makes one’s path to recovery narrower — an unnecessary risk especially because there are other available options.

VitaLyme is one of these options, and here in our company, we sought to understand everything about Lyme disease before finding solutions on how to prevent, cure, and keep it at bay. And before we unveil our treatment plan, we suggest that every person take the same steps we did, so we could better understand everything there is to know. Just like with the guidelines, everyone has to be fully informed because only then can sound decisions be made.

What Lyme Disease Does To Our Bodies:

What Lyme Disease Does To Our BodiesKnowing how Lyme disease affects the body will give us a better understanding of how the treatments work. Furthermore, when the professionals start talking using various medical jargons, we wouldn’t be at a loss. Therefore, before moving on to the main topic, the treatment of Lyme disease, let’s take a quick step to talk about the ticks.

Everyone is well aware that these microscopic blood-sucking arachnids are responsible for the spread of the disease. Understand, however, that not all carry the bacteria called, borrelia burgdorferi — the bacteria that causes Lyme. We might encounter tick bites that result in rashes or tiny bumps, but know that these are merely as serious as the last mosquito bite we had (unless accompanied by other more severe symptoms).

Victims of the ticks that carry b. burgdorferi are mostly unaware of the fate that is slowly befalling them. The success of the bacteria’s settlement under the skin is very effective.

“Wouldn’t I have felt or seen the tick by then?”

When it comes to “seeing”, it will depend on how often we check our bodies. “Feeling” the presence of ticks, on the other hand, black legged tickmight be a little closer to impossible. These little buggers spit saliva as it digs through the skin, and it is composed of the following:

  • Numbing agents — which enables them to latch for long periods undetected,
  • burgdorferi
  • Substances that shut down the immune responses of the bite area.

“How does Lyme disease efficiently spread?”

By the time the ticks deliver saliva under our skin, they have already infected us with spirochetes (a kind of bacteria brought by b. burgdorferi). To survive against the body’s natural defenses, they will stay and thrive within the immunity-free zone. The spirochetes will continuously multiply, and then migrate to the surface of the skin just under the dermis — the result of which is the iconic red lesion known as erythema chronicum migrans (EM). Multiplying will take some time of course, and that’s why the EM rash appears at least 3 days (and sometimes, a month) after the tick’s bite, or not at all.

Our bodies are designed to battle impending diseases while they’re still young and weak. The type of white blood cell, however, called neutrophils which is needed to eliminate this bacterium won’t be there. And their absence will soon result to the spread of spirochetes throughout the body. They will ride through the bloodstream and attach themselves on joints, the nervous system, heart and other areas of the skin where they will, again, multiply.

Since the spirochetes are now well beyond the protection of the tick’s saliva, they have revealed themselves to the body. The immune system will send in antibodies to battle the invaders, and their clash will result to fever, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue and other early symptoms of Lyme disease. What will determine the success of the invasion is the spirochetes’ ability to cover themselves with the host’s plasmin.

Plasmin is an enzyme found in the blood, and it plays major roles in the body’s different functions including immunity. Scientists have observed that plasmin is the key ingredient to the efficient spread of Lyme disease in the body. Without the protection of this enzyme, the spirochetes will lose against the antibodies, or will take longer to successfully infect the host.

The game changer here, however, is the tick. Since it sucks the host’s blood (along with its every substance including plasmin), the bacteria wouldn’t need to venture under and beyond the skin to attach themselves to the enzyme. The tick is bringing plasmin to them, thus the unobstructed merging of bacteria and enzyme. And this explains why the longer the tick clings and sucks, the greater our chances of getting Lyme disease. More and more spirochetes arrive inside the human’s body already armed.

Once the plasmin-armed spirochetes overcome our immunity and successfully multiply in the aforementioned parts of the body, the severe symptoms of the disease will surface.

The VitaLyme Treatment:

VitaLyme Lyme Disease TreatmentMost clinicians offer treatment plans that are primarily focused on alleviating the symptoms since those are what hurts the most. Eliminating the disease itself, however, is but secondary. We, on the other hand, looked at the problem from a different angle. We acknowledged the fact that bacteria are living organisms too. And like every animal on the face of our planet, they have ideal environments to survive and thrive. That’s why instead of aiming to kill the b. Burgdorferi bacteria, we made it our objective to make our bodies as inhospitable to them as possible.

There are currently 3 simple steps in VitaLyme’s treatment plan:

  1. Combat with Immunity Boost

The chances of diseases getting cured are always higher when addressed during its developmental stages. But as mentioned before, our bodies are equipped to handle such invasions. It already has the antibodies that can battle almost any known illness and disease. Problems may arise, however, if the immunity system is not at its optimum. If it’s weak, or if the current condition of the body is leaving it vulnerable, the invaders’ chances of winning increases.

Instead of bombing the body with antibiotics, VitaLyme had instead created a supplement that boosts the immune system. This allows our natural defenses to handle the situation, and prevents our liver from damages caused by medicine.

  1. Cleanse

Every war leaves waste, and the same is true with the war between Lyme and our bodies. Much like the plagues caused by the hundreds of decaying bodies, the heaps of dead bacteria will result to toxic waste, and these will all end up in the liver.

The Cleanse supplement of VitaLyme, however, is designed to support the said organ to efficiently dispose these dead biological matter.

  1. Replenish and Heal

Even the winning side of war gets exhausted — exhausted of money, weapons, and other valuable resources. So after boosting and cleaning our bodies off of the disease, expect it to greatly weaken. It may even encounter difficulties in performing some functions. And this is why the last step of VitaLyme’s Lyme disease treatments is the replenish and heal supplement. This will resupply the body with good bacteria and strength to keep it from other possible microbial attacks while it remains vulnerable.

All these are the culminating results of years of research. There are more to discover about VitaLyme, of course, and to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Just remember, when it comes to treatment of Lyme disease, there’s only one brand that can guarantee our full recovery, and that’s VitaLyme.

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