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Lyme Disease and Co-Infections

Are you struggling with an increasingly complex set of symptoms which seems to have no resolution? Has your condition been labelled as ‘chronic fatigue,’ ‘fibromyalgia,’ ‘M.E.,’ or ‘auto-immune’? Such conditions can be puzzling and challenging for medical professionals with limited patient contact time and, at best, frustrating for the suffering patient.

Lyme Disease and Co-infections

However, at the heart of the conundrum may lie the presence of chronic bacterial and viral infections, which your immune system has not been able to get on top of. These include bacterial infections such as Borrelia burgdorferei (otherwise known as Lyme disease) and persistent viruses such as Coxsackievirus and Epstein Barr Virus. Although Lyme disease is popularly known as a tick-borne condition, research shows that its transmission is not restricted to tick bites. It is also possible to have chronic bacterial and viral infections without having Lyme disease.

The variety of symptoms produced by chronic infections can mimic almost any other known physical and mental condition. Indeed, many patients have been wrongly given psychiatric medications for symptoms produced by Lyme infection or its co-infections. In a nutshell, patients suffering from Lyme and associated bacterial and viral infections have also been poisoned by environmental toxins that are blocking their bodies and their immune systems from functioning properly. They have problems with their digestion; their hormones and enzymes aren’t working right; they can’t absorb nutrients; they have developed nutrient deficiencies; they suffer from fatigue and brain fog, as well as many other problems.

The Good Health Clinic offers private laboratory testing for chronic immune suppression, Lyme disease and its bacterial and viral co-infections. We then work with patients and their GPs to help and support them through the steps they need to take to get them back on the road to health. The message is that something can be done about it. These steps needed to get back to health will be different for each patient and are tailored to the patient’s individual health challenges.