Lyme Disease

Signs & Symptoms, Common & Alternative Treatments

Lyme Disease, Could Be The Hidden Cause Of Your Health Problems

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There Are Alternative Treatments For Lyme Disease With No Side Effects

For those who are experiencing health problems that have not been effectively treated, it is important to consider the hidden problems that may be the actual cause.

It is clear that untreated infections, like Lyme Disease, impact on good health and effectively eliminating the infection could result in a healthier YOU.

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Diagnosing Lyme can be difficult, many people who actually have Lyme may be misdiagnosed with other conditions.

300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year. That's 1.5 times the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and six times the number of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS each year in the US.

Patients with Lyme disease are frequently misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and various psychiatric illnesses, including depression. Misdiagnosis with these other diseases may delay the correct diagnosis and treatment as the underlying infection progresses unchecked.

Although people may think of Lyme as an East Coast disease, it is found throughout the United States, as well as in more than sixty other countries.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection primarily transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks, and on the West Coast, black-legged ticks. These tiny arachnids are typically found in wooded and grassy areas. Although people may think of Lyme as an East Coast disease, it is found throughout the United States, as well as in more than sixty other countries.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year. That's 1.5 times the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and six times the number of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS each year in the US. However, because diagnosing Lyme can be difficult, many people who actually have Lyme may be misdiagnosed with other conditions. Many experts believe the true number of cases is much higher.

Lyme disease affects people of all ages. The CDC notes that it is most common in children, older adults, and others such as firefighters and park rangers who spend time in outdoor activities and have higher exposure to ticks.

More than 3 people every day are contracting Lyme disease in Florida. Many will not be adequately treated in the early stages, if at all. Of those treated with 2-4 weeks of antibiotics (the current, but inadequate recommendations published by a handful of infectious disease doctors for insurance companies), up to 40% will relapse and may experience the late and chronic symptoms, requiring additional treatment.

Between 1990 to 2012 approximately 12,730 new cases (using the CDC's 10-fold figures) of Lyme disease were reported, making Florida one of the Top 20 States with the most cases of Lyme disease in the USA. Unlike some geographical locations, due to the mild winters in the south, Lyme disease cases are typically reported in Florida year-round.

The signs and symptoms of Lyme disease vary and usually appear in stages.

Early signs and symptoms

A small, red bump often appears at the site of a tick bite or tick removal and resolves over a few days. This is normal after a tick bite and does not indicate Lyme disease.

However, these signs and symptoms may occur within a month after you've been infected:

Rash. From 3 to 30 days after an infected tick bite, an expanding red area might appear that sometimes clears in the center, forming a bull's-eye pattern. The rash (erythema migrans) expands slowly over days and can spread to 12 inches (30 centimeters) across. It is typically not itchy or painful. Erythema migrans is one of the hallmarks of Lyme disease. Some people develop this rash at more than one place on their bodies.
Flu-like symptoms. Fever, chills, fatigue, body aches and a headache may accompany the rash.
Later signs and symptoms

If untreated, new signs and symptoms of Lyme infection might appear in the following weeks to months. These include:

  • Erythema migrans appearing in other areas of your body.
  • Joint pain. Bouts of severe joint pain and swelling are especially likely to affect your knees, but the pain can shift from one joint to another.
  • Neurological problems. Weeks, months or even years after infection, you might develop inflammation of the membranes surrounding your brain (meningitis), temporary paralysis of one side of your face (Bell's palsy), numbness or weakness in your limbs, and impaired muscle movement.
  • Less common signs and symptoms

Several weeks after infection, some people develop:
  • Heart problems, such as an irregular heartbeat. Heart problems rarely last more than a few days or weeks.
  • Eye inflammation.
  • Liver inflammation (hepatitis).
  • Severe fatigue.


When to see a doctor

If you've been bitten by a tick and have symptoms

Only a minority of blacklegged tick bites leads to Lyme disease. The longer the tick remains attached to your skin, the greater your risk of getting the disease. Lyme infection is unlikely if the tick is attached for less than 36 to 48 hours.

If you think you've been bitten and have signs and symptoms of Lyme disease - particularly if you live in an area where Lyme disease is prevalent - contact your doctor. Treatment for Lyme disease is more effective if begun early.

See your doctor even if symptoms disappear

It's important to consult your doctor even if signs and symptoms disappear - the absence of symptoms doesn't mean the disease is gone. Left untreated, Lyme disease can spread to other parts of your body from several months to years after infection, causing arthritis and nervous system problems.

Common Treatments of Lyme Disease and Their Side Effects

Lyme disease is best treated in the early stages. Early treatment is a simple 14 to 21 day course of oral antibiotics. This can eliminate all traces of infection. Medications used to treat Lyme disease are:

  • doxycycline for adults and children older than 8 years old
  • cefuroxime and amoxicillin for adults, younger children, and women who are nursing or breast-feeding
  • Persistent or chronic Lyme disease is treated with intravenous antibiotics for a period of 14 to 21 days. That eliminates infection. However, improvement of symptoms occurs more slowly.
It's unknown why symptoms, like joint pain, continue after the bacteria have been destroyed. Some doctors believe that persistent symptoms occur in people who are prone to autoimmune disease.

Doxycycline Side Effects
Oral Capsule

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • difficulty breathing
  • fever
  • itching in the rectal or genital area
  • pain on swallowing
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • severe stomach pain or cramps
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting


Cefuroxime Side Effects
Oral Tablet

More Common Side Effects
The more common side effects that can occur with use of cefuroxime include:
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • Jarisch/Herxheimer reaction. This is a short-term reaction seen after antibiotic treatment for certain diseases. Symptoms can include fever, chills, or muscle pain.

If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they're more severe or don't go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Serious Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 9-1-1 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you're having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
  • Allergic reactions.
    Symptoms can include:
  • hives
  • trouble breathing
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Amoxicillin Side Effects


Chewable Tablet
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • dark urine
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • seizures
  • severe or watery diarrhea
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin


Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • stomach upset
  • trouble sleeping

An Alternative Treatment-Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation

A safe and natural therapy using light as a natural antibiotic

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UBI) is a procedure that exposes the blood to light to heighten the body's immune response and to kill infections. With exposure to UV light, bacteria and viruses in your bloodstream absorb five times as much photonic energy as do your red and white blood cells.

This means the fragments of the killed infecting agents create a safe, autogenous vaccination-like response. This further activates and directs your immune system to the specific infections your body is attempting to overcome. The net result is the induction of a secondary kill of these infecting agents throughout the entire body. Treating only 35 cc of blood with UBI induces a beneficial systemic response.

The amount of treatment needed is determined by variables such as the state of health of the patient's immune system, length of time the patient has been ill, and the severity of the disease being treated. UBI can be used clinically as both a SPECIFIC (i.e. psoriasis, lymph cancer) and NON-SPECIFIC (chronic infections, chronic fatigue, auto-immune diseases, etc.) immune modulating therapy, as noted in published studies.

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Benefits

  • Heightens the body's immune response
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-infection effects
  • Improves circulation
  • Oxygenation of tissues
  • Balancing effect (homeostasis)
  • Reduction of tissue pain
  • Increased immune and pain tolerance to radiation or chemotherapy
  • Cardiovascular protection through increased metabolism of cholesterol, uric acid, and glucose
  • Stimulation for production of red blood cells
  • Improvement in the flow and properties of the blood

TREATMENT TYPES AND NAMES

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation (UVBI/UBI/BI) - Extracorporeal Photopheresis - Hematologic Oxidative Therapy Photo-Luminescence

CANCER

Lymphoma

VIRAL INFECTIONS

  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • Influenza
  • Herpes simplex/zoster
  • Mononucleosis
  • Mumps
  • Measles Infections
  • Viral Pneumonia
  • Polio

BACTERIAL INFECTIONS

  • Pneumonia
  • Wound Infections
  • Septicemia (staphyloccocus, streptococcus, pneumococcus)
  • Lymphatic infections (lymphangitis)
  • Peritonitis
  • Severe Acne
  • Recurrent skin infections (furunculosis, carbunulosis)
  • E-coli
  • Necrotizing infections

INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS

  • Arthritis
  • Fibrositis
  • Bursitis
  • Nephritis
  • Iritis
  • Uveitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Pancreatitis

CIRCULATION CONDITIONS

Varicose Veins
Peripheral vascular disease
Gangrene
Vascular headaches
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Claudication
Diabetic Ulcers
Thrombophlebitis

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynauds Disease
  • Sclera derma
  • Multiple Sclerosis

An Alternative New Treatment-UVLrx

UVLrx Therapeutics Inc. looks to challenge the traditional methods of light delivery, removing the limitations that have continued to hamper the promise of this therapy. The UVLrx Treatment System™ is the first direct-to-blood intravenous light therapy system. It generates light energy within the UVLrx Station™ that is delivered through a flexible fiber optic to our patent-pending UVLrx Dry Light Adapter™ (DLA) - an accessory that integrates into a standard 20-gauge x 1" intravascular catheter and delivers light directly within the blood vessel. Accordingly, there is no extraction of blood required, there is no loss of light caused by skin absorption, and there is no limitation in the total volume of blood exposed to the therapeutic wavelengths. It is intravenous light therapy delivered directly within a blood vessel, treating all blood and blood-based components moving passed the IV catheter.

DLA integrated into I.V. catheter

Key benefits emerge from the direct-to-blood intervention of the UVLrx Treatment System™. First, integration into a standard IV catheter eases the burden of use. There is no need to initiate an additional catheter site to accommodate the treatment. Second, there is no foreign body response as the blood remains within its natural environment. Third, and most important, nearly 100% of a patient's total blood volume can receive a therapeutic dose of light, maximizing the health benefits.

An additional feature of the UVLrx Treatment System™ is the application of multiple wavelengths concurrently. Most light-based treatments deliver a single wavelength, which in turn, limits their therapeutic potential. A disease or condition has a complex pathophysiology, involving numerous biochemical pathways. Therefore, suppression or activation of a single pathway may provide a fleeting clinical response as it fails to address the other involved pathways. An example of this is the use of extracorporeal ultraviolet blood irradiation for the treatment of a blood-borne pathogen. UV light is a powerful antimicrobial agent; however, UV light alone would not enhance the immune system's response or assuage the stress and damage caused by the pathogen. A polychromatic, multiple wavelength, delivery platform uses specific wavelengths to affect multiple biochemical cascades involved in a diseased state.

Take Action Now For YOUR Better Health

For those who are experiencing health problems that have not been effectively treated, it is important to consider the hidden problems that may be the actual cause. It is clear that untreated infections, like Lyme Disease, impact on good health and effectively eliminating the infection could result in a healthier YOU.

The first step to better health starts with contacting the Institute of Advanced Medicine and making an appointment to discuss your health. It may be determined that UVLrx Treatments are right for you.

Call: 954-748-4991 Today! Please mention code LDWP when you call.

Dr. Herbert R. Slavin, M.D., founder of the Institute of Advanced Medicine

Dr. Slavin has been in practice for over 30 years and specializes in Internal Medicine. The Institute of Advanced Medicine was established by Herbert R. Slavin, M.D. more than 20 years ago.

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