Spending time outside with your family, friends, and pets can be a fun way to get some fresh air and enjoy nature. Unfortunately, it is also an easy way to pick up an unwanted traveler on your clothes, gear, hair, and pet’s fur.
From backpacking in a national park to playing in the backyard, you can be exposed to ticks in bushy or wooded areas, especially during the warmer months from April through September in North Carolina
It is imperative to prevent ticks from attaching themselves to your skin because they can carry and transmit Lyme disease. When Lyme disease takes hold this can be a very challenging condition to treat, especially if there are co-infections, but the healthcare providers at Robinhood Integrative Health are very experienced in diagnosing and treating chronic lyme disease.
The most common vector-borne disease in the United States is Lyme disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted to humans most often via the bite of infected tick.
The initial symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, headache, fatigue, and a skin rash. If antibiotics are given early it is possible to treat the infection. However, even with early treatment, many people will go on to develop chronic Lyme disease. Also contributing to the challenge is that up to 50% of people do not even remember being bit by a tick.
While oral antibiotics work fairly well for the early Lyme disease infection, the treatment for chronic lyme disease requires a comprehensive and individualized approach.
Fortunately, we have a lot of experience treating this and are achieving great results. Some of the treatment options we have available include:
Knowing which treatment to recommend requires a healthcare provider that is treating Lyme disease every day. The treatment for Lyme disease should not be a one-size-fits-all approach. The treatment should be individually tailored for each patient and constantly adjusted until symptoms improve.
At Robinhood Integrative Health in Winston-Salem, we understand that true healing must be a holistic endeavor, and that is why we treat each patient with compassion and patience. With a holistic approach we have been able to help the vast majority of our chronic Lyme disease patients. Not everyone is back to normal but most people see significant improvement.
Our medical staff is trained in techniques that other doctors may ignore. We also understand how food sensitivities, heavy metals, mold, nutrition, and hormones all play a part in how your body handles infections and when addressed can improve your chances of getting better.
Fill out our new patient form today and plan a trip to Winston-Salem. With our comprehensive and well-informed approach we are helping patients regain their life.