A Lyme Disease Treatment That Works
At Sunridge, our physicians are experts in treating patients with Chronic Lyme Disease. By utilizing the most advanced diagnostics from labs that specialize in testing for tick-born illness, along with a thorough evaluation aimed at uncovering some important information about the patient’s illness, Sunridge is able to detect and treat Lyme with repeated success. Using advanced technologies, the physicians at Sunridge Medical have successfully diagnosed and treated Lyme Disease and the accompanying chronic illnesses. If you are suffering from Lyme or related symptoms, call our office and speak to a Patient Care Representative to learn about our therapies and treatment options.
Whatever your circumstance, Sunridge is here to help you. We offer comprehensive personalized treatment plans that are tailor-made specifically to your individual needs utilizing an optimal combination of the latest advanced research-based treatment options from around the world. It is our opinion that treatment for Lyme Disease needs to be personalized. If you would like more options, please give our Patient Care Representatives a call at (800) 923-7878.
Why is Lyme Disease so Difficult to Treat?
Lyme disease was initially discovered about 30 years ago in Lyme, Connecticut. Since then, Lyme disease has become the most undiagnosed and untreated epidemic in the 21st century. While Lyme disease is often attributed to tick bites, recent studies have also shown that it may also be known to be transmitted by other insects such as mosquitos, blood transfusions, and even gestationally (transmitted from mother to child). Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi) which can also mimic and has been misdiagnosed as virtually any disease including but not limited to CFS, Fibromyalgia, MS, depression, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s, and ALS. Lyme disease is a serious condition affecting multiple areas of the body with symptoms appearing within 1-2 weeks after being bitten. The bite often begins with a telltale red rash, or a “bulls-eye” ring, usually, although not exclusively surrounding the site of the bite.
Since the infection varies and can manifest in over 100 different symptoms with no two people being the same, Lyme Disease is usually not even considered by most physicians. Even if testing is performed, standard testing misses over 90% of the cases of Chronic Lyme Disease. This is because the standard methods of testing were designed to test for Acute Lyme Disease and not Chronic Lyme.
The standard testing method is an immunoassay test of IgG and IgM antibodies followed by Western blot for confirmation. In addition, most doctors use the CDC (Center for Disease Control) criteria to define/identify a positive test. The problem with this is that the the CDC criteria was never meant for diagnosis, it was meant for epidemiological surveillance (tracking).