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  • Conventional treatment for Lyme disease typically involves a short course of antibiotics. However, it is often unsuccessful, as a substantial portion of patients continue to experience various symptoms after this treatment
  • Natural antimicrobials may help fight against chronic Lyme disease without causing bacterial resistance to antibiotics

Early treatment of Lyme disease is crucial if you want to prevent complications, such as chronic joint inflammation (Lyme arthritis), cognitive defects, neurological symptoms and heart rhythm irregularities.1 Conventional treatment typically involves a short course of antibiotics. However, it is often unsuccessful, as a substantial portion of patients continue to experience various symptoms after this treatment.2

A study shows that the quality of life of chronic Lyme disease patients is very similar to people who have congestive heart failure.3 Eventually, this disease may lead to heart problems, severe muscle and joint aches, meningitis and even intermittent paralysis.4

Late Stage Lyme Disease Treatment

Stage 3 Lyme disease can have various severe complications on your body. For example, you may develop bacterial pericarditis, which is the swelling of the pericardium, a fluid-filled membrane that surrounds your heart.5 If left untreated, pus can build up around the pericardium, which needs to be drained through a procedure called pericardiocentesis.6

Vertigo is another complication caused by Lyme disease.7 It’s a condition wherein you experience a sudden bout of dizziness despite doing minimal movements. Treatment for this condition usually involves movement exercises that minimize the dizziness.8

In essence, late stage Lyme disease treatment requires different treatments, depending on the complication that develops. It’s important to be aware of the various complications caused by stage 3 Lyme disease, so you can get yourself treated right away if you spot any unusual symptoms. Additional complications you need to be aware of include:9,10

  • Meningitis May come with headaches that fluctuate in intensity, along with nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, neck stiffness and eye pain.
  • Encephalitis — Characterized by mood swings, irritability, cognitive problems and personality changes.
  • Cranial neuritis — Indicators of this condition include facial nerve weakness, loss of hearing, vertigo and tinnitus.
  • Radiculoneuritis — This condition is defined by sensory abnormalities, such as numbness, tingling and motor weakness.

Why Long-Term Antibiotic Treatment Is Not the Best Option

If you think long-term antibiotic treatment is the solution to Lyme disease, you need to consider its life-threatening adverse effects first. This treatment, which is used by most physicians, can harm your gut microbiome11,12 and increase your risk of yeast or fungal infections,13 which is a common issue in Lyme disease.14

Your natural immune function can also be diminished, increasing your risk of antibiotic-resistant infection. For these reasons, it’s recommended that you consider natural alternatives before turning to a round of antibiotic treatment.

Natural Strategies to Help Fight Lyme Infection

Natural antimicrobials may help fight against chronic Lyme disease without causing bacterial resistance to antibiotics. You may also consume a nutritious diet rich in antioxidants to help boost your body’s defenses against the infection. The following supplements may help your body fight the infection and relieve symptoms as well:

  • Astaxanthin May help neutralize toxins and relieve joint pain.15,16
  • Probiotics May help optimize gut flora and support immunity.17
  • Grapefruit seed extract — May help treat Borrelia in cyst form.18
  • Krill oil May help in reducing inflammation and relieving Lyme symptoms.19
  • Cilantro A natural chelator for heavy metals.20
  • Resveratrol — May help with detoxification21 and may have bacteriostatic and bactericidal anti-spirochetal effects.22
  • Quercetin — May help reduce histamine, which is usually high in Lyme patients.23,24
  • Whey protein concentrate — May help alleviate poor nutrition,25,26 a common problem in Lyme patients who are unable to eat properly.
  • Andrographis and artemisinin — The extract of these herbs may help lower the risk for the common Lyme co-infection, Babesia.27,28
  • Curcumin May help reduce brain swelling29 and eliminate neurological toxins.30
  • GABA and melatonin May help address insomnia,31 which is common in people with Lyme disease.32
  • CoQ10 — May help support cardiac health,33 alleviate muscle pain34 and improve cognitive health.35
  • Transfer factors — May help boost immune function.36
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Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt’s Lyme Treatment Strategy

Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, one of the top authorities on Lyme disease, has a Lyme disease protocol that may help you recover from Lyme infection. His website explains the Lyme disease cure in detail, but here are the basic steps to give you an idea:37,38

1. Evaluate all external factors — These include molds, electromagnetic fields, electrosmog and microwave radiation in connection to wireless technologies.

2. Check and fix external factors — The external factors are checked and fixed after evaluation. Klinghardt advises shielding your home using Y shield (special graphite paint) to reduce microwave radiation coming from the outside. Cloth coated with silver is used for curtains. Patients are advised to turn off all fuses at night and eliminate all cordless telephones until they recover from the illness.

3. Deal with emotional issues — Energy psychology tools like psychokinesiology are used to address the emotional components of Lyme disease.

4. Address parasitic, bacterial and viral infections — Parasites need to be addressed first, followed by bacteria and then viruses. Klinghardt uses an antimicrobial cocktail composed of wormwood, vitamin C, phospholipids and different herbs.

5. Address other lifestyle factors — Determine your need for supplementation (antioxidants) to address nutritional deficiencies.

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