Lyme Disease Treatment Step 7 of 10
Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by a bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi. You can contract Lyme disease passively, through a tick bite, if the tick that bites you is infected with the bacteria. When someone is bitten by a tick, symptoms can show up anywhere from 3-30 days. Symptoms of Lyme disease include:
- Red rash (Sometimes looking like a bullseye.)
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Joint pain
- Heart palpitation
- Brain and spinal cord inflammation
The rash can expand during a series of days and can be as large as 12 inches. It may feel warm when you touch it, but it will not hurt or itch. It can show up anywhere on the body.
At East Valley Naturopathic Doctors, we have spent well over 10 years of trying to find a more effective treatment for Lyme disease. We have created a 10-step program to help our Lyme disease patients recover from the illness.
Step 7 on our recovery program focuses on treating cortisol, DHEA, thyroid, testosterone, estrogen/progesterone, and other hormone deficiencies. Evaluations will help determine concern and possible benefit from hormone replacement. We will also perform an evaluation of adrenal function to rule out adrenal fatigue.
Some hormone therapies are prescribed as available prescriptions through your regular pharmacy and some may require compounding which is an additional expense out of pocket, but usually is no more than $50 per month.
Lyme disease is a serious illness and effects well over 300,000 people each year in the United States. If you or a loved one suffers from Lyme disease, we recommend you joining our 10-step program to help you recover from this infectious disease. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office. We care for our patients and want you to feel confident on your road to recovery.