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Understanding Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome

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Lyme disease is a vector-borne disease that occurs due to the bite of a Borrelia Burgdorferi. It is a very common bacterial infection in the United States. 


It is not a life-threatening disease. A patient with Lyme disease generally recovers from the symptoms within 2-4 weeks by consuming oral antibiotics prescribed by the physician. However, in many cases, it has been found that patients experience the symptoms for up to six months or longer despite having a long course of oral antibiotics. This medical condition is known as Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS) or Post Lyme Disease Syndrome. It is also called Chronic Lyme Disease. 


What Exactly Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome is and Why Does It Occur? 


Lyme disease patients experience symptoms, like red rashes on the bitten area, mild fever, joint and muscle pain, fatigue, and headache. Generally, they overcome these symptoms after having a 2-4 weeks long oral antibiotics course. But if they experience these symptoms for a long period even after completing the course of the oral antibiotic, this condition is called Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome. 


The root causes of this medical condition are unknown so far. However, different opinions and theories are wandering out there. Some health officials believe that antibiotics do not eliminate all bacteria that cause patients to experience persistent symptoms while others think that the bacteria damage the immune system in the patients that trigger PTLDS. Another common theory says that the post Lyme disease symptoms are not related to Lyme disease. There is no evidence so far to prove these theories and opinions.


Treatments for Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome


First, physicians conduct a couple of blood tests, including ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) and the Western blot test to check the count of antibodies in your body to the Lyme disease bacteria. These tests help physicians to confirm the infection.  


Generally, physicians prescribe doxycycline, amoxicillin, and cefuroxime axetil antibiotics to treat this medical condition. But to treat PTLDS, they prefer using herbal treatments and intravenous therapies. They may also make a Lyme disease diet for the patient. 


Herbal products, like Intra Cell and Spiro Clear that are specifically used for strengthening the immune system in humans, are very effective for treating PTLDS. You can buy these products from Trillium Health Solutions: a purpose-driven initiative by Dr. Patrick Lynch


These herbal products are completely safe to use. However, before buying these herbal products, we would strongly suggest you consult with your physician so that you do not have to regret it later. 



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