5 Essential Strategies for Treating Chronic Lyme Disease
Lyme disease was first discovered in Lyme, Connecticut in 1975 and despite its
widespread recognition – improvement in treatment strategies still must be improved to
help the ever-increasing numbers of patients suffering with it.
Lyme disease is a multi-system condition that often carries multiple co-infections which
repeatedly interfere with its diagnosis. Known to influence and exacerbate other chronic
illnesses, Lyme is often mishandled as patients deal with a variety of symptoms that can
match those of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
5 Keys to Understanding Chronic Lyme Disease
Envita Medical Centers’ Lyme disease protocol has taken roughly a decade to develop
– with each facet being fully considered and then added until a full-picture could be
seen by our industry leading medical team. What most call Lyme disease, we refer to as
“Lyme disease complex” and to successfully address it requires adhering to five
essential strategies that improve both the approach and end result:
Strategy 1 – Chronic Lyme disease always presents more than one infection - always.
They can and do include bacterial infections, viral, fungal, and even protozoa.
Practitioners who treat Lyme by treating just one infection are doing their patients a
great disservice as they will likely not improve, moreover, grow weary of persisting
symptoms. By treating just one infection one can expect to be drug into the revolving
door of Lyme symptoms. Physicians who are not “Lyme literate” typically fail to address
all contributing infections properly and as a result, usually see the day when their
continuously ill patient seeks help elsewhere.
Strategy 2 – An immune system can be rundown quickly by Lyme’s complex of co-
infections. And when the immune system is unable to effectively do its job, new
symptoms can present that often mimic those of other diseases including several auto-
immune, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and up to 300 notable others. This can
lead to a revolving doorway of misdiagnoses.
Moreover, not everyone will have the same infections; rather, some may suffer with
various tick borne co-infections along with other active viral combinations. Because the
immune system is directly under fire, the patient is vulnerable to other infections that
would normally be harmless.
Strategy 3 –Infections are a challenge to the immune system on their own, but research
indicates that many of Lyme’s co-infections may actually communicate through
synergistic mechanisms of replication. Additionally, there is evidence of significant cell
signaling between infections and co-infections furthering the immune system’s ability to
fight them off. For example, while one infection is being treated, another may be tipped
stimulated, begin to grow, thereby attracting the attention of the immune system. As the
immune’s focus shifts, an opportunity is given the primary infection to re-establish itself.
Envita is working overtime to ensure that treatment protocols include multi-infection
approaches with focused and ongoing immune system reconstitution.
Strategy 4 - Biofilm plays an integral role in protecting Lyme’s primary and co-infections
from standard treatments like antibiotics. Envita recommends stripping away biofilm to
ensure treatment efficacy.
Strategy 5 - Lyme infections and its co-infections release neurotoxins that are difficult
for the body to excrete and eliminate because they compete with myriad receptor sites
throughout the body - including neural and hormonal. This neurotoxin release can and
will disrupt every normal and necessary function bodily function. By making targeted
detoxification a part of Lyme disease’s treatment plan, it makes recovery far more
attainable. That being said, neurotoxins can take long time to remove by means of a
process that is fairly complex.
When one considers all 5 strategies outlined above, it is clear why so many patients in
treatment fail to get acceptable results. For assistance and treatment of chronic Lyme
disease, contact Envita Medical Centers where we have been helping patients with
Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for more than a decade.
For those who are struggling with this condition, we invite you to learn more - the best
prescription is education.