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Lyme Disease Treatment in Leesburg

Integrative Medicine for Lyme Disease and Co-Infections

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease 

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that you can contract if bitten by a blacklegged tick with a borrelia burgdorferi infection. Lyme disease is more common than most people realize, and blood tests are not always a reliable method for determining if you are infected. If left untreated, Lyme disease can progress into a chronic condition that causes a wide range of debilitating symptoms.

Could You Have Lyme Disease? 

Diagnosing Lyme disease can be tricky. Many people go undiagnosed and may be living with long-term symptoms without realizing Lyme disease is to blame for their dysfunction. What they believe in chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, or migraines can actually be caused by an untreated Lyme disease infection. 

A Negative Lyme Disease Test Does Not Mean You’re Not Infected 

Lyme disease blood tests are limited and not 100% accurate. Just because you’ve received a negative test in the past, this does not mean you’re not infected. 

Not Everyone Develops the Telltale Bull’s Eye Rash 

A bull’s eye rash is telltale sign of a Lyme disease infection in the early stages. However, not everyone with Lyme disease gets a rash or notices it if they get one. 

Evidence Supports That Chronic Lyme Disease Exists 

While the CDC only recognizes Lyme disease as an acute infection, some patients develop widespread, chronic affects from Lyme disease.

You May Not Actually Have Anxiety or Depression 

Lyme disease can cause psychological symptoms, making you feel anxious or depressed. Lyme patients are sometimes misdiagnosed as having a psychiatric disorder.  

Common Lyme Disease Symptoms 

  • Bullseye rash 
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache 
  • Migraines
  • Body Aches 
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain 
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Heart Palpitations 
  • Dizziness
  • Nerve Pain 
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Hand or Feet Numbness
  • Facial Palsy 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Brain Fog 

Integrative and Holistic Treatment for Lyme Disease 

Dr. Ridinger is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). She follows the ILADS guidelines for treatment of Lyme disease and its co-infections, which includes personalized treatment for the patient and long-term care for chronic conditions. Dr. Ridinger implements an integrative and holistic approach to Lyme disease treatment, using evidence-based methods to heal your body and help you achieve optimal wellness. 

  • Diet and Supplements 
  • Whole-Body Detoxification 
  • Bioidentical Hormone Therapy 
  • Thyroid Hormone Replacement 
  • IV Vitamin and Mineral Therapy
  • Adrenal Support 
  • Biofilm Inhibitor Enzymes 
  • Herbal Therapists 
  • Traditional Medicine Treatment