Lyme disease can take a toll on your physical and mental health. This silent disease can make your day-to-day life harder and create pain that keeps you from reaching your full potential. Anahita Seyedan, DOM, MAc, LAc, MS, and her team of practitioners at Integrative Family Medicine in Gaithersburg and Columbia, Maryland, can help ease the symptoms of Lyme disease with natural, integrative medicine. To learn more about Lyme disease treatment, call today or schedule an appointment online.
Lyme disease is a bacterial disease that’s caused by an infected deer tick — also known as the black-legged tick — bite. The tick transfers the disease into a human by clinging onto their skin, piercing it with their small teeth, and sucking the blood.
The likelihood of obtaining Lyme disease depends on the type of tick, how long the tick was attached to your skin, and where the bite occurred on your body. In most cases, the deer tick had to be attached to you for about 36-48 hours to effectively transmit the disease into your body.
The ticks can easily be removed, and catching them before they have been attached for 48 hours may help you avoid becoming infected.
Lyme disease can cause symptoms that mimic those of the flu. Some of the most common symptoms of Lyme disease are:
If Lyme disease isn’t treated, your symptoms can worsen. They can cause severe headaches and neck stiffness, rashes, arthritis, irregular heartbeat, and more. If you’re struggling with these symptoms, consult with Dr. Seyedan at Integrative Family Medicine today.
If caught early, Lyme disease can often be successfully treated with antibiotics. If you've already been treated with standard care and are still suffering from Lyme disease, there is still hope. Dr. Seyedan and the medical staff at Integrative Family Medicine can help reduce and reverse symptoms of Lyme disease with the use of medicine that blends the best of Western medicine research with knowledge from other, more natural medicinal practices.
These practices include the use of herbs and nutrition, as well as the healing energies from homeopathy, Chinese medicine, life coaching, essential oils and meditative practices.
Using a more holistic approach, the practitioners at IFM can ensure that your body expels the disease completely without the need for harsh medical treatments that can take a toll on your mental and physical health. The entire staff is dedicated to making your body healthier, stronger, and free of Lyme disease.
If you or a loved one are suffering from Lyme disease and its co-infections, call today or schedule an appointment to ensure you’re properly diagnosed and treated with one of our Lyme specialists.