Lyme disease is an insidious disease caused by bacteria that is transmitted through a tick bite. It can lead to very serious illnesses, so it is important to receive treatment as soon as possible. if you have been diagnosed with Lyme disease, Theta Wellness Center can provide drug-free Lyme disease treatment in Sandy, Utah. To meet with Mike Simpson, Diana Simpson, Dr. Stuart Porter, and Dr. Bonnie Warinski, our doctors and professionals, we welcome you to contact us at 801-590-7461.

If you are out in forests or walking through tall grass, it is important to check yourself for ticks. Ticks are known for carrying the notorious Lyme disease. If a tick has been attached to your skin for 36 to 48 hours, it is possible the Lyme bacteria has begun to spread. Lyme disease can also coincide with other infections, such as :

  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Mycoplasma
  • Tularemia
  • TBEV
  • Borrelia Hermsii (Tick Borne Relapsing Fever)

There are still new co-infections being discovered, and Utah is among the states where these infections are most common, due to their higher elevations.

Symptoms

Lyme disease can mimic many other diseases and is therefore called “The Great Imitator.” Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Flu-like illness: fever, muscles aches, sweats, fatigue, nausea, & joint pain
  • Bullseye rash
  • Bell’s Palsy: paralysis of the facial nerve, which weakens one side of the face
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Light or sound sensitivity
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Imbalance & gait disturbances
  • Blurred vision

Prevalence

The CDC reported that 300,000 Americans come in contact Lyme disease yearly, which is 10 times the amount previously believed by health officials, and the rate seems to be growing rapidly. Treating Lyme has been a controversial topic, as it often involves many components.

Treatment

Typically, treatment consists of a relatively short course of antibiotics, about 4-5 weeks; however, many people occasionally report that they have symptoms for years after their initial diagnosis.

Health officials argue that there is no proof that a longer course of antibiotics is the best route, but patients say otherwise, even though insurance companies may not cover the treatment long-term. As a result, many people are left without getting the treatments they need and deserve. At Theta Wellness Center, we offer specialized treatment that yields faster, more effective results. We welcome you to contact our practice for more information.