Epstein-Barr Virus Treatment in Austin
Have you developed persistent and worrisome symptoms like chronic fatigue, muscle aches, and brain fog? Did your doctor tell you to get rest and it’s nothing?
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), which is in the same family as herpes and the cause of mononucleosis, may be the culprit. 95 percent of Americans have already been infected with EPV, but it often goes unchecked in conventional medicine.
And unlike other viruses eliminated by the immune system, EBV stays in the body and “hides out” in the B cells (a type of white blood cell). The virus remains largely dormant unless triggered and a reactivation of the virus can occur.
EBV stays in your system forever, and while for many it remains dormant, it can reactivate and lead to a host of issues from fatigue, aches, flu-like symptoms and depressions to immune diseases.
How does it get reactivated and what are the symptoms?
EBV can become reactivated with unmanaged physical and emotional stress, weakened immunity, another infection that stresses the immune system, specific toxins or leaky gut syndrome. When reactivated, symptoms such as sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, fever, excessive fatigue, fibromyalgia, enlarged spleen, and rash can appear.
Reactivation can also cause autoimmune diseases such as Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Psoriasis, Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and more.
Can it be treated and how?
While there are limited treatments for EBV, its critical to seek care through a functional or integrative medicine physician who will treat the body as a whole-integrated system. Some treatments by include:
Boosting the immune system
Resolving leaky gut syndrome
Decreasing toxicity levels in the body
Addressing nutritional deficiencies
Healing other infections
SOT Therapy – Directly attacks the virus by preventing EBV from replicating in the body.
At Texas Integrative Medicine we take your symptoms seriously. Our team conducts a battery of tests to address the root of the issue, and create a treatment plan to get you back to yourself, with the health and energy you need to enjoy life.