Lyme Disease is a serious, yet common infection from a tick bite. Left untreated, there can be long-lasting and potentially severe complications. The physicians at Five Stones Healing Arts & Wellness Center in Leesburg, Virginia utilize a variety of tools and technology to diagnose and treat Lyme Disease from both a conventional and integrative approach.
Lyme Disease Q & A
What is Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is an infectious disease that creates inflammation throughout the body. It’s caused by spirochete that’s transmitted through a tick bite. There are many possible symptoms of Lyme disease, including:
Tick bites also commonly transmit bacteria that can cause co-infections — such as Babesia and Bartonella — that can cause additional symptoms.
Even if your symptoms subside, this doesn’t mean that Lyme disease has gone, so it’s important to seek medical attention. Untreated cases of Lyme disease can develop into arthritis and other neurological and cardiac disorders.
In severe cases, grave symptoms can develop, including:
How is Lyme disease diagnosed?
Lyme disease can be challenging to diagnose. Lab tests are often inaccurate, and the symptoms can overlap those of other conditions.
The physicians at Five Stones are members of ILADS and use the diagnostic and treatment criteria endorsed by this organization in their approach to Lyme disease, including chronic Lyme.
How is Lyme disease treated?
The treatment for Lyme disease is often complex and can range from simple antibiotics to a longer and more complicated course of treatments.
Five Stones medical professionals go beyond traditional Lyme disease treatments and offer alternative and functional medicine approaches, including for those who have chronic or persistent Lyme disease.
To learn more about Lyme disease and to receive compassionate, comprehensive care and chronic disease management, visit the Five Stones Healing Arts & Wellness Center in Leesburg, Virginia.
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