There are few things more relaxing or therapeutic than time spent in the woods, where Mother Nature works her magic. Sadly, most humans in the wilderness are out of their element, and even dedicated hunters, hikers and backpackers need to stay alert for wild animals. Wolves, bears and wildcats always pose a threat to humans, but one of the most dangerous creatures in the woods is the black-legged tick that carries a dangerous bacteria called borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease in humans.
Humans and Lyme Disease
Ticks are parasites that are common in wooded areas, and parents and pet owners should always check their human and fur babies after a romp in the woods, to remove ticks before the burrow in. In humans, black-legged tick bites can cause infection if the tick carries bacteria, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe.
Early symptoms of Lyme disease include:
- fever and chills
- skin rash
- achy muscles and joints
- swollen lymph nodes
It is not uncommon for ticks to burrow in areas of your body that are not readily visible, like your scalp, behind your ears or in your armpits. Many people who contract Lyme disease are not aware they are carrying a parasite, and misdiagnosis is common. If your infection goes undetected for an extended timespan, serious symptoms may emerge that affect your joints, heart and nervous system.
Symptoms of advanced Lyme disease may include:
- Severe headaches and stiff neck
- Rash on areas throughout your body
- Facial palsy (droop) on one or both sides of your face
- Severe pain and swelling of knees and/or other large joints
- Pain in bones, joints and soft tissues
- Irregular heartbeat (Lyme carditis)
- Dizziness and shortness of breath
- Brain and spinal cord inflammation
- Nerve pain
- Numbness, tingling and shooting pains in the extremities
In rare cases, Lyme disease can even cause death.
Treatment of Lyme Disease
Since Lyme disease is caused by a bacterial infection, a regimen of antibiotics is usually adequate to treat the early stages of the disease. However, later-stage cases may have symptoms that linger for 6 months or longer after antibiotic treatment has finished, and patients may require nutritional therapy to overcome long-term symptoms of pain, fatigue and brain fog, a condition known as Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS).
IV Vitamin Therapy for Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome
While most patients suffering from PTLDS recover gradually over time, nutritional therapy has been shown to accelerate the recovery process, relieving symptoms sooner.
Nutrients shown to relieve Lyme PTLDS symptoms include:
- Glutathione: Aptly dubbed the “Mother of all Antioxidants,” Glutathione fights oxidative stress, helps your cells detoxify and eases brain fog.
- NAD+: This important coenzyme has taken center stage as an anti-aging remedy for worn-out cells. In addition to alleviating Lyme disease symptoms, NAD+ has proven effective for reducing detox symptoms of drug and alcohol withdrawal, and for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- High dose Vitamin C: Another potent antioxidant, vitamin C has both antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties that help ease lingering symptoms of PTLDS.
While nutritional supplements can be taken orally, they are unlikely to be as effective as intravenous drip, which sends the nutrients directly to your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive tract.
IV Vitamin Therapy for Vitamin C, NAD+ and Glutathione Lyme Disease Treatment
If you have been diagnosed with Lyme disease and are still suffering symptoms, IV vitamin therapy can help speed your recovery. Long-term antibiotic therapy can seriously harm your health, and should not extend beyond the early stages of treatment.
High-dose antioxidants glutathione and Vitamin C, along with NAD+, are 100% safe, since they are nutrients and not drugs. When administered by IV drip, these powerful nutrients go to work quickly to alleviate PTLDS symptoms. To learn more about IV Vitamin therapy for Lyme disease, contact Advanced Cryo NYC, and start feeling like your old self again.