Lyme Disease Treatment

Lyme Disease affects almost half a million people every year. This dangerous illness can cause plenty of chronic autoimmune disorders that are difficult to diagnose and treat. At Internal Healing and Wellness MD, Houston and The Woodlands, the role of Functional Medicine doctors is to identify Lyme disease symptoms at all stages, and to develop a thorough therapy plan in order to minimize consequences and improve the patient’s quality of life.

Lyme Disease: An Overview

Patients suffering from Lyme disease in Greater Houston and The Woodlands, have benefited from the expert team of Lyme disease specialists and Holistic medicine doctors led by Dr. Khan at Internal Healing and Wellness MD. Their expertise also extends to other tick-borne diseases. Because of the hot and humid climate in Texas, people in Houston and The Woodlands are more likely to be exposed to ticks on yearly basis. As a result, we've decided to make prevention a top priority in our fight against Lyme disease.

Ticks are a type of arachnids that have evolved over centuries to rely on the blood of various organisms. Although bites are widespread and usually harmless, they can occasionally cause the victim bacterial and viral infections. Bite victims who develop Lyme disease, also known as Borreliosis, suffer from a bacterial autoimmune disorder. It will attack muscles, joints, organs, and nerve tissue, resulting in a vast range of complications, including:

  • Skin rashes
  • Muscle aches
  • Fluctuating fever
  • Swollen glands
  • Breathing problems
  • Severe headaches
  • Prickling or numbing of the nerves
  • Heart palpitations and abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Facial muscles weakness
  • Swelling or pain in the joints
  • Exhaustion
  • Cognitive deficit or brain fog
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Digestive problems
Lyme Disease: An Overview

There are several ways to test for Lyme disease. Dr. Khan and the team at Internal Healing and Wellness MD would usually suggest multiple tests to be performed in order to guarantee accurate results.

Western Blot Test:

This test looks for antigens that are linked to different borrelia bacteria strains.

PCR Analysis Tests:

This involves a screening process to detect any presence of bacterial DNA throughout the gastric system. It consists of taking various samples such as blood, spinal fluid, urine and minuscule tissue samples.

Antigen Test:

These tests are not invasive and rely on simple urine samples to detect Lyme disease toxins.

CD-57 Test:

Our body’s immune system response is suppressed as a result of Lyme Disease. However, the CD-57 test can detect the presence of this disease.

Diagnosing Lyme disease varies widely from person to person, as it is the case with many diagnoses. A combination of medication, herbal therapies, and anti-inflammatories is often prescribed following an in-depth consultation by Functional Medicine doctors and Lyme Disease specialists. The doctors also advise patients to make some behavioral changes that will help them cope with exhaustion, such as taking frequent naps and integrating an exercise program into their daily routine.

Other Tick-Borne Illnesses

Health professionals at Internal Healing and Wellness MD, Houston and The Woodlands, are aware that Lyme disease is not the only illness caused by ticks. Our Holistic doctors and Functional Medicine doctors are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of illnesses, including:

Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever:

A recurrent fever caused by tick bites. Common symptoms include headaches, aching joints and fever. It spreads via soft ticks. Recovery needs about a week before the patient starts to feel healthier.

Borrelia Mayonii:

A recently identified Lyme disease variation having identical symptoms, such as vomiting and diarrhea.

Babesiosis:

This disease is a parasitic infection that is caused by a tick bite. Symptoms include: immune system disorders, anemia and influenza.

Anaplasmosis:

This dangerous illness starts with flu-like signs and soon develops into respiratory difficulties and kidney failure. If not treated quickly, it can be fatal.

Rickettsiosis:

Rash, stomachaches, migraines, and vomiting are all symptoms of different types of spotted fever. The Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever variant can be fatal if left untreated.

Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI):

Similar to Lyme disease, this illness is characterized by redness that extends out in a ring over the duration of a week. It's a relatively new disease which cure is still under research.

Ehrlichiosis:

The lone star tick bite causes the spread of a number of infections. Red eyes, muscle pains, headaches, fever, and vomiting are common symptoms. This tick variant is also responsible for the spread of the rare "Heartland Virus" and the development of alpha-gal sensitivities, which makes the victim hypersensitive to red meat.

Powassan Virus (POW):

This particular virus lies dormant for about a month before attacking the central nervous system. If left untreated, it can lead to a fatal case of meningitis.

On the Way to Fighting Lyme Disease

The medical staff of Lyme Disease experts and Functional Medicine doctors at Internal Healing and Wellness MD, have treated thousands of patients in The Woodlands and Houston. Having diagnosed and treated Lyme disease many times over the years, their extensive experience plays a crucial role in raising awareness on how to avoid coming into contact with ticks and other disease-carrying organisms.

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