Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illness

Lyme disease is a disease commonly transmitted through infected tick bites caused by a bacterium, Borrelia Burgdorderi. Most people believe that the classic symptom, the Bull’s eye rash, is the true sign that one has Lyme Disease. This is one of the most infectious diseases for humans. But, in fact, a small percentage of people actually get the Bull’s eye rash from an infected tick bite. Lyme Disease is the most well-known tick-borne illness.

Many co-infections exist which include Anaplasma, Babesiosis, Powassan virus, B. miyamotoi, and Bartonella. which have their own symptoms that differ from the symptoms of Lyme disease. If you’ve been looking into how to treat or prevent Lyme disease for humans, we can help!

Symptoms of Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illness

Symptoms of Lyme Disease include headaches, joint pain, muscle aches, and neck pain. They can continue to cardiac symptoms as well as neurologic symptoms with facial palsy, otherwise known as Bell’s Palsy, to tremors and brain and spinal cord inflammation. Symptoms of the “co-infections” often overlap with those of Lyme but also include a range of other problems such as dyspnea, psychiatric illness, plantar fasciitis, back pain, rib pain, and night sweats. Lyme and these co-infections are opportunistic diseases, meaning that symptoms often emerge (or worsen) when the host’s immune system is compromised, such as from pre-existing health conditions. 

Lyme Disease Testing

Testing for Lyme (and TBIs) is an unreliable marker for the disease, which means that many people with these illnesses have a false negative in blood tests. Which obviously can negatively impact post-treatment options for people with Lyme disease. Many of us, as Lyme providers, use specialized testing along with supportive labs to support a diagnosis of Lyme disease. Early Lyme disease detection is best for helping prevent long-term side effects!

At Horizons of Health, we take a comprehensive approach to looking at the root cause of why the body is not restoring itself to homeostasis, and once we find the reasons, we start correcting them through aggressive therapies.

Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illness Treatment

For many providers, antibiotic treatment is the mainstay treatment with a plethora of other antibiotics for Lyme disease from infected ticks.

There are a variety of ways to treat Lyme disease and many different views on how to do this. As with any complex chronic condition, a holistic approach beyond antibiotic treatment is necessary.

Jennifer Baer was one of the original providers in the Capital District to train and treat Chronic Lyme disease from deer tick bites. After using antibiotics for many years to treat, without noticing long-lasting resolution for the majority of her patients, she opted to find other methods of treating related side effects. 

She then went on to train and work under the guidance of a world-renowned physician in treating Chronic Illness at LifeWorks Wellness Center, using cutting-edge treatments to support the body in recovery. 

She has a broad knowledge base and many tools to support the body in healing and recovery.

You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to get evaluated and treated in ways that enhance and support the body! If you’ve been looking into Lyme disease treatment for humans in Clifton Park, NY, call us now.

Our functional and integrative medicine approach will help you heal and recover from the effects of Lyme disease.

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About Horizons of Health

Known for her successful approach towards chronic wellness issues, Jennifer Baer, Nurse Practitioner and her team at Horizons of Health combine an integrative, functional medicine approach.

Our unique approach to diagnosing and resolving chronic health issues recognizes that lasting health depends on resolving the root causes of your symptoms. Click here to learn more »

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​Horizons of Health is located in Clifton Park, New York, and serves patients throughout Albany County, Schenactady County and Saratoga County including Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Amsterdam, Schenactady, and Albany.
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