Treatment and prevention
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the Borrelia type which is spread by ticks.
Days to weeks following the tick bite, the spirochetes spread via the bloodstream to joints, heart, nervous system, and distant skin sites, where their presence gives rise to the variety of symptoms of the disseminated disease.
B. burgdorferi can spread throughout the body during the course of the disease, and has been found in the skin, heart, joints, peripheral nervous system, and central nervous system.
In our Institute, a protocol has been developed for the treatment and rehabilitation of Lyme disease.
The patient firstly undergoes a thorough examination, and when confirmed for Lyme disease we are ready to make a treatment plan (depending on the severity, weakness, age).
- We start by measuring the damage to muscles and joints, by measuring muscle strength and joint performance. This gives us the opportunity to plan the rehabilitation plan more accurately.
- The quality of treatment and rehabilitation is constantly monitored.
- At the end of the treatment, a final examination is made on the basis of which recommendations are being prepared for the recovery period at home
We have applied a relatively new and, as experience shows, effective technique in our medical center, combining high doses of intravenous ozone with intravenous laser irradiation. The results turned out to be more effective than we expected. Considerable improvement of patient’s health and over all well-being was noticed. Pain significantly decreased (it disappeared completely in some areas).
We noticed up to 50% increase in limb strength power and in the back (checked by a dynamometer). After a repeat blood test, we had total absence of Borrelia in blood tests.
Post-Treatment and Rehabilitation
After the treatment, the individual should go through rehabilitation to help the damaged body parts regain their health. It follows a number of phases, depending on the damage and the condition of the patient. A patient in this stage should:
- Keep high blood oxygen rates (not less than 95-96).
- Drink ozonatedwater and liquefied oxygen.
- Undergo hyperbaric therapy, no more than once a month (if health condition allows it, since there are contraindications to it).
- Undergo remedial gymnastic regime and physical therapy.
- Follow strict diet and sleep schedule.
- Take B vitamins, multivitamins, medicine that normalize the work of gastrointestinal tract (enzymes, probiotics, and drugs for intestine cleansing).
- Almost all patients have nervous system intestinal disorders due to this disease,(therefore patients have constipation and cramps).
- Have to defecate at least once a day.
- Follow an exercise regime that stimulates the intestinal motility. If needed, application of enema’s may help.
The rehabilitation period may last up to three years (with optimal conditions).
To fully recover, the patient after treatment should follow the doctor’s instructions on medication and report back to the doctor about any complaints as soon as possible.
It is recommended to sleep no less than 8-10 hours at night time and have a nap after lunch time for at least an hour every day. The recovering patient also must have 3-4 proper meals a day.
Regular, but not intensive exercise is recommended before dinner, 30-40 min in the evening, 4 hours a week (recommendation by our doctors) and a good 20-30 min walk in fresh air daily.
The use of electronic devices should be limited to less than 2 hours a day for the period of recovery (this includes but is not limited to phone, computer, television).
It is very important that we get updated by the recovering patient at least once a month, and have them send a report about their well-being situation.