What is Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is caused by a spiral shaped bacteria (spirochete) called Borrelia. There are 100 different strains of Borrelia in the USA. To contract Lyme disease, an infected deer tick must bite you, and the bacteria enter your bloodstream through the bite.
In a recent study of 6000+ Lyme patients, It took more than 2 years for the majority of patients in the study to be diagnosed. 97% reported persisting symptoms. 60% of participants rated their symptoms as severe or very severe, and including fatigue, insomnia, muscle & joint pain, depression and memory & cognitive impairment.
How can Well Integrative Medicine help me?
At Well Integrative Medicine, we understand that Lyme symptoms and diagnoses will vary by patient, and often test results alone can be inconclusive. We follow the up-to-date guidelines from the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and employ all of our functional and integrative medicine tools to properly diagnose and treat Lyme and its numerous co-infections.
Request a consultation at Well Integrative Medicine
If you are suffering from Lyme and its co-infections or believe you may be, Well Integrative Medicine can help. Request an appointment with us by calling 773-784-7000 or submitting the form on our site. We look forward to helping you reach optimal health.