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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Doctor In Austin

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne infectious disease in the U.S., with the CDC estimating 300,000 diagnoses every year.1 It’s transmitted by blacklegged deer ticks infected with Lyme bacteria with active strains in the U.S. being typically from the bacterial species Borrelia burgdorferi.

After a bite from an infected tick, B. burgdorferi microbes can latch onto blood vessels and travel through your bloodstream. This allows their spread to key destinations like your heart, joints, and nervous system. Once hidden throughout your body, Lyme bacteria can suppress your immune system — and survive acute treatment.

An infection with Lyme bacteria can lead to long-term illness, typically referred to as chronic Lyme Disease. If you believe your symptoms might be the result of a Lyme infection — past or present – we will start treatment based on clinical judgment – even if tests are negative.

At Texas Integrative Medicine, we understand Lyme disease can be difficult to diagnose with symptoms varying wildly.

Lyme often mimics chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, Multiple sclerosis, depression, anxiety and more.

We treat chronic Lyme disease through a combination of antibiotics, IV therapies, and lifestyle changes to help you feel like yourself again.

 

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