Lyme disease plagues people all across the country. For those who have suffered a tick bite and think they may be infected, time is of the essence. Unfortunately, because of the wide spectrum of symptoms associated with the disease and the shortage of doctors who are Lyme-literate, it can be difficult to receive proper testing, diagnosis, and treatment. People travel from all over to seek Lyme disease natural treatment from Arne Wellness Center in Littleton, CO. Here’s what our services entail.

Lyme Testing

It is important to understand that there is no definitive test that can reliably rule out Lyme disease; those who receive negative test results may still be infected. The expertise of a Lyme-literate doctor is your best tool for diagnosis. Depending on the amount of time that has elapsed since the tick bite and the unique symptoms a patient may be experiencing, Dr. Arne may choose to administer blood tests. Another important tool is to determine the body’s immune response — the presence of certain antibodies can indicate the presence of a Lyme infection.

Lyme Disease Natural Treatment

As with testing, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to Lyme disease treatment. Factors such as genetics, immune system response, and the duration of infection can all play a role in determining the best way to treat a patient. Medications may be administered orally, intravenously, on as an intramuscular injection. If the tick bite occurred in a region of high infection rates, testing may be foregone to administer preventative treatment as quickly as possible. If you’ve recently been bitten by a tick and think you may have been infected, contact Arne Wellness Center as soon as possible.