First and foremost, our clinic is fortunate to have one of the most experienced Lyme (literate) physicians on board to assist our patients. Dr. Stoller has been treating Lyme for over a decade because Lyme patients came to him as he has years of experience treating Lyme with Hyperbaric Oxygen. Dr. Stoller is deeply committed to helping people recover from this infection in the least amount of time possible but the pathos is that most don’t know they have Lyme, will never know, and will never find a physician who knows how to really treat it even if they find out they have Lyme. He can’t help everyone and the sad fact is that Lyme can make its victims mentally compromised and emotionally unstable once it gets into the brain, and once it gets to that stage it is difficult to have patients make the correct decisions for themselves, hence some of the pathos.
It is sad that most people don’t know there is chronic persistent Lyme, that 90% of autopsied brains from Alzheimer’s Disease patients have neuro-spirochetosis, that children suffer with incorrect diagnostic labels and their parents can’t believe the diagnosis when it comes because 7 other physicians at the best medical meccas never mentioned Lyme before. So the child never gets treated. This is some of the pathos as well.
So, what is this lyme disease?
Lyme disease is most often caused by the bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans most often by infected ticks.
A large number of cases are misdiagnosed and quickly develop into a more serious condition known as late disseminated Lyme. The condition may also be complicated by a number of co-infections transmitted from ticks carrying the lyme bacteria.
Who does lyme disease typically affect?
Lyme disease has been reported in all 50 states and is a growing silent epidemic around the world. Lyme-infected ticks have been found in 42 of 58 counties in California. The CDC speculates that because the condition mimics so many other illnesses, the actual number of people with Lyme disease may be 5 to 10 times higher than the estimated reported cases coping with the disease.
The true number of cases in the USA are probably in the millions.
What are the most common symptoms of lyme disease?
Early signs of Lyme disease include flu-like symptoms and a Bull’s eye rash appears in about 50% of patients. When Lyme disease goes undiagnosed for months or years following infection, the bacteria can spread to the nervous system, the heart and other organs, tendons and joints. This late-stage infection can result in a wide variety of symptoms including arthritis, fatigue, heart abnormalities, Bell’s palsy (paralysis of one or both sides of the face) and severe cognitive and/or mental dysfunction. Lyme disease is considered very difficult to treat by the medical community.
What are the traditional treatments for lyme disease?
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection and like other bacterial infections it is treated with antibiotics. Physicians often prescribe a combination of drugs to take advantage of the diverse ways that individual antibiotics affect the Bb organism. Special attention to nutrition and diet are part of the overall treatment plan and may include herbal supplementation.
Why is lyme disease amenable to oxygen therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen treatments infuse the body with oxygen, increasing oxygen 10 times normal levels in body tissues through the increased pressure
Lyme bacteria are microaerophilic, meaning they die in high oxygen environments. A study was completed in 1997 by William Fife, Ph. D. at the Texas A & M Hyperbaric Laboratory. The results of the study were significant: improvement in approximately 85 percent of the 66 patients treated with HBOT.
What benefits can I expect from oxygen therapy for lyme disease?
Hyperbaric oxygen has been shown to reduce pain significantly, stimulate the immune system, increase energy, alleviate sleep dysfunction, and reduce cognitive impairment. In most cases, patients are also able to discontinue use of antibiotics or other pharmaceuticals much sooner in the course of their treatments.
You can read more about Lyme on a sister website: www.incurable-me.com and www.hbotsf.org
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