Five Essential Strategies for Treating Chronic Lyme DiseaseBy ENVITA MEDICAL CENTER
Anything that is worth doing typically requires more than a single step to complete. Such tasks take time, most of which requiring hard work and sustained effort. One must prepare and implement a strategy and then persevere until the conclusion is reached. With that said, our Lyme disease protocol has taken roughly a decade to assemble by taking on each facet one by one, until the big picture fell into place. The proper way to grasp what we call "Lyme disease complex" requires adhering to five essential strategies that improve both the approach and end result. They are as follows:
Strategy 1 - In chronic cases of Lyme disease you will always have more than one type of infection present at the same time. In fact, you will see bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoa all coexisting. This is of crucial significance because if you treat only one infection, the patient will not improve and is likely to relapse quickly. It also means that many symptoms, such as fatigue, will not abate. It is important to not overlook this, because you will be dragged into the cycle of longterm struggles with no real recovery. Physicians who are not "Lyme literate" typically fail to address all contributing infections properly.
Strategy 2 - Lyme's complex of coinfections leads to an immune compromised state. And similar to when there is an infection with HIV, the immune system cannot do its job properly. This why so many symptoms that present themselves mimic so many different diseases (auto-immune-like diseases, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and up to 300 plus medical conditions.)
Most patients will typically visit numerous doctors on their journey to getting well. You see, while Lyme disease gets all the "press," it is likely not the only infection causing illness. This is the very reason it is better to think about it as a "Lyme disease complex," which is more of a multi-complex of infections.
With this complex, not everyone will have the same infections – some may suffer with various tick-borne coinfections, along with other active viral combinations and so forth. Add in the likelihood they could be dealing with various genetic forms of these infections as well and the disease becomes a monster to treat. Because the immune system is directly under fire, the patient is vulnerable to other infections that would normally be harmless. The patients' defenses have been compromised.
Strategy 3 - Our studies further suggest that these infections may actually communicate through synergistic mechanisms of replication. This may involve complex cell to cell signaling between infections and coinfections, meaning if only one infection is treated, the others may grow and ultimately help to re-establish the core infection. Envita's webinars discuss this point in great detail to ensure that treatment protocols include multi-infection approaches in addition to simultaneous and ongoing immune system reconstitution.
Strategy 4 - Understanding that biofilm plays a role in protecting the infections from standard treatments like antibiotics is also a critical piece of information. Biofilms must be stripped away, at the same time, to effectively treat the infections.
Strategy 5 - Lyme infections and its coinfections release neurotoxins that are difficult for the body to excrete and eliminate because they compete with myriad receptor sites throughout the body, including neural and hormonal sites. This neurotoxin release can and will disrupt every normal and necessary function bodily function. By making targeted detoxification a part of Lyme disease's treatment plan, it makes recovery far more attainable. That being said, neurotoxins can take long time to remove by means of a process that is fairly complex.
When one considers all five strategies outlined above, it is clear why so many patients in treatment fail to get acceptable results. For assistance and treatment of chronic Lyme disease, contact Envita Medical Center, where we have been helping patients with Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for more than a decade.
For those who are struggling with this condition, we invite you to learn more, because the best prescription is education!