Consider Lyme disease and virus treatment if you suffer long-term effects from a tick bite or viral illness. Healthy lifestyle changes and nutritional supplementation may relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life. At Best Naturopathic Medicine in Santa Monica, California, board-certified naturopathic doctor Matthew Cavaiola, ND, specializes in Lyme disease and virus treatment. He uses natural, holistic treatments that complement the body’s healing process to ensure lasting treatment outcomes. Call Best Naturopathic Medicine today to schedule Lyme disease and virus treatment, or book your appointment online.
Lyme disease and virus treatment is a naturopathic medicine subspecialty that aims to relieve the chronic symptoms of Lyme disease and/or viral infections. These medical conditions often present similar symptoms, but they aren’t the same:
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection, usually from a tick bite. Ticks that carry borrelia bacteria (the microorganism responsible for Lyme disease) live all over the United States, but the risk is greater in the East and Midwest.
Viruses are microscopic organisms that infect humans and animals. They spread through direct contact with others.
Most viral infections, like the common cold and influenza (the flu), improve independently with rest. But some viruses, have lasting effects on the brain and body.
Lyme disease is similar in that its initial symptoms usually improve with antibiotics. However, some people develop chronic symptoms lasting for months or years.
Consider Lyme disease and virus treatment if you’ve been diagnosed with Lyme disease or a viral illness and your symptoms last more than two weeks. That’s especially true if you’re no longer infectious but experience symptoms like fatigue, insomnia, and body aches.
Dr. Cavaiola reviews your medical records and asks you various questions, including when you first got sick, what type of symptoms you’re experiencing, and if they’re ongoing or come and go.
Next, he completes a head-to-toe physical exam and orders lab work, including blood tests and urinalysis. Dr. Cavaiola uses these tests to assess the amount of bacteria or viral particles in your body.
This lets him determine the severity of your infection and helps him develop an effective treatment plan.
At Best Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Cavaiola treats Lyme disease and viruses using an integrative, holistic approach. Although he’s not opposed to prescribing antibiotics and antivirals, Dr. Cavaiola emphasizes all-natural treatments whenever possible. He might suggest:
Most people benefit from combined treatments. Dr. Cavaiola monitors your symptoms at regular checkups and adjusts your care plan as needed.
Call Best Naturopathic Medicine today to schedule Lyme disease and virus treatment, or book online.