Premier Health and Holistic Medicine has launched its new report discussing muscle ache and its connection with Lyme disease. The center wants to improve awareness of the hallmarks and long-term risks associated with this debilitating condition and to create tailored health plans to combat the illness.
More details can be found at https://www.premierhealthandholisticmedicine.com/blog/2021/8/27/aching-muscles-lyme-disease-could-hold-the-answers
The new report is based on Dr. Ridinger’s own background as a board-certified physician in both family medicine and integrative holistic medicine. Lyme disease presents with a broad range of symptoms, and since at least half of individuals don’t experience the signature bullseye rash, they may never know they were bitten by a tick. Muscle aches, for example, are particularly common across a range of conditions, a fact demonstrating the need for a more holistic treatment model that treats the entire patient, rather than only the proximate causes.
According to a new estimate, almost half a million Americans are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease each year. This figure points to a significant strain on the healthcare system and the need for more effective prevention strategies. Lyme disease cases are far more prevalent than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and the West Nile virus combined but it receives only a fraction of the public funding. And one of the most challenging aspects of diagnosing Lyme disease for clinicians is the lack of reliable testing; negative results are typically inconclusive.
In the report, Premier Holistic Health explains the paradoxical relationship between the immune system and muscle aches brought on by Lyme disease. When a person’s immune system is functioning appropriately, histamine release might cause muscle aches. If antibiotic medication is being taken, this can trigger the “Jarisch-Herxheimer” reaction, a particularly intense condition of muscle pain, chills, and fatigue.
Dr. Ridinger will work closely with patients, investigating their symptoms to determine if Lyme disease is the cause of an individual’s illness. Migraines and headaches can also be misleading symptoms on account of their association with other diseases. Similarly, the disease itself causes musculoskeletal problems, especially arthritis.
If a patient’s symptoms indicate the likelihood of Lyme disease, Dr. Ridinger and the team at Premier Health and Holistic Medicine will create an individualized treatment plan that considers diet, physical activity, and sleep patterns. Supplementation with hormones, antioxidants, and minerals can also be incorporated into any plan to help the body rebuild itself.
Dr. Ridinger is a Lyme disease expert with more than 25 years of experience, is devoted to treating a range of complex conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome, hormone imbalances, thyroid disorders, metabolic issues, autoimmune diseases, and arthritis.
“We are committed to fusing traditional medicine with integrative holistic practices,” said a clinic spokesperson. “In the case of Lyme disease, this approach can truly help relieve patients of an often disorienting, bewildering, and toxic range of symptoms.”
More information can be found at https://www.premierhealthandholisticmedicine.com/blog/2021/8/27/aching-muscles-lyme-disease-could-hold-the-answers
Premier Health and Holistic Medicine
Premier Health and Holistic Medicine
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