Today’s patients want to have alternative treatments when it comes to dealing with chronic conditions or illnesses. Take Lyme Disease for example. An individual suffering from Lyme Disease will traditionally treat with antibiotics during a ten to 21-day time frame in the early infection stage in the hopes of a full recovery. However, Lyme Disease is often not caught until later on which can result in the need for additional treatment. This is where alternative treatment options come in to play.
What is Lyme Disease?
Most adults have heard the term Lyme Disease but are unsure as to what the condition actually is. Lyme Disease is transmitted into the human body via a deer tick or black-legged tick bite. A tick of this type that is infected with bacteria will cause Lyme Disease. Symptoms can begin from 3 to 30 days after the individual is bitten. Symptoms will vary depending on where you are bitten and when they decide to show up.
For the most part, symptoms will include a fever, chills, muscle and joint pain, a headache and swelling of the lymph nodes. In the majority of Lyme Disease cases, a rash will appear. In some instances, the rash will look like a bull’s eye pattern. The problem with many of the symptoms is that they are misdiagnosed, and Lyme Disease is not found to be the underlying cause, thus the condition is not treated properly.
To be diagnosed with Lyme Disease, your doctor will need to determine your exposure to ticks. If you know that you were bitten, alert your physician. Blood tests can also be used to diagnose Lyme Disease, but the test’s accuracy will be dependent on the stage of the disease. A test can have a negative outcome if antibodies have yet to develop.
When dealing with a Lyme Disease diagnosis, patients can try alternative methods of treatment. For this condition, Intravenous therapy has proven to be a viable option. Nutrients are provided to the body via the veins, which helps the body to absorb the nutrients at a much faster rate, plus not losing any of the vital components as can happen with passage through the GI tract.
With IV therapy, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and a host of other nutrients are provided to the body to combat the symptoms of Lyme Disease. With IV therapy, the therapeutic response of the body is increased which can help patients feel better over time.