Lyme Disease/Tick-borne Illnesses
Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are at their highest levels in certain geographic areas, such as Long Island. Lyme disease is caused by Borrelia Burgdorferi, a spirochete, known as a “Great Masquerader” in medicine. Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses cause aches, pain, fevers, chills, headaches, seizures, cardiovascular complications, memory loss, joint and muscle pain, hormonal dysregulation and a host of other issues.
At Oasis Integrative Medicine, we successfully treat tick-borne illnesses using the most currently available therapies. Dr. Dave starts with specialized testing, a comprehensive exam and patient intake. Dr. Dave uses ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) protocols, along with other cutting edge research. Treatments include, specialized antibiotic combination therapies, IV therapies, nutraceuticals, immune system enhancements, acupuncture, pain management, detoxification, supportive lifestyle and proper dietary guidelines.
Proper testing for lyme and other tick-borne illnesses, is imperative when there is a suspicion of a bite, or in cases where there are vague, unexplainable symptoms. Anaplasma, Rickettsia, Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, and the Lone Star Tick are on the tick-borne illness spectrum. A quick, accurate diagnosis and treatment is critical. Missing early tick-borne disease, can lead to chronic illness, that is harder to treat and has advanced symptomatology.
When in doubt, be tested for tick-borne illnesses.