Chronic Lyme Disease Treatment Options



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The treatment options available to Chronic Lyme Disease Sufferers

Those seeking chronic Lyme diseas­­­­e treatment options have reason to rejoice thanks to a recent study that offers extremely encouraging news.

A recent qualitative study undertaken at Nutech Mediworld in New Delhi into the effectiveness of Embryonic Stem Cells on Lyme Disease provides plenty of encouragement regarding this form of treatment.

Lyme disease explained

Lyme disease is a serious bacterial infection that is obtained after receiving a bite from an infected tick. Initial symptoms include:

  • A red rash that is normally circular around the bite

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Headache

  • Muscle pain

  • Fatigue

Unfortunately, many of the initial symptoms are also those that flu sufferers exhibit, therefore, Lyme disease often goes undiagnosed for a considerable period of time. What to look out for, and what makes LD symptoms differ significantly from the flu, is the initial rash around the bite.

What happens when Lyme Disease goes untreated?

When untreated, Lyme disease can have a devastating and life-threatening effect on sufferers that can result in severe, life-long symptoms that result in a significant reduction in quality of life for these individuals. Sadly, this is the case for many people unfortunate to receive the bite from an infected tick.

Is Lyme disease curable?

While there is a cure for Lyme disease when it is picked up in the early stages, chronic Lyme disease sufferers are not so fortunate. When symptoms following the initial bite are identified and treated with antibiotics, most people make a swift recovery. However,  for those not fortunate enough to discover the illness quickly, serious issues can result.

Two of the most common afflictions for chronic Lyme disease sufferers are arthritis and myocarditis. In chronic cases, long-term and continual courses of antibiotics provide no benefit and therefore alternative methods of treatment are required.

Until recently, many chronic sufferers of Lyme disease have had little cause for optimism.

New hope for Lyme disease sufferers

Exciting results have been reported following a qualitative research study into the effectiveness of stem cell treatment in the hope of making Lyme disease curable for those suffering long-term effects.

This exciting study had been undertaken by Geeta Shroff in New Delhi and the results are extremely encouraging to say the least.

Study Method

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment on five individuals who were suffering from Lyme Disease after-effects.

The location of the study was Nutech Mediworld, a fully certified centre for stem cell therapy under the watchful eye of an independent ethics committee.

Study Design

Four separate treatment phases were performed for the five patients who had volunteered in the study.

  • Pre-treatment Phase - Prior to any application of Human Embryonic Stem Cells, all study participants were tested for hypersensitivity reactions as part of a stringent safety evaluation.

  • Phase 1 - The first phase followed the thorough safety evaluation and involved the application of .25ml of human embryonic stem cells twice daily over the course of 8 weeks.

  • Phase 2 - Following a break of 3-6 months, phase 2 was initiated. During the second phase of treatment, patients received the same dosage that they had received in Phase 1, only over a period of 4 weeks instead of 8 weeks.

  • Phase 3 - The 3rd phase followed another 3-6 month break and mirrored that of the 2nd phase with treatment again lasting for 4 weeks.

Study Participants

In all, there were 5 study participants selected to take part in the research, A summary of the five patients is as follows:

  • Participant 1 - A 36 year old male had suffered from Lyme Disease since 2010 and was experiencing severe fatigue and progressive weakness in the lower limbs.

  • Participant 2 - A 61 year old male from Germany. A doctor, he was relatively healthy until experiencing significant cramps in his lower limbs while exercising. Diagnosed after progressive symptoms with Lyme Disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Serious symptoms experienced by participant 2 included breathing difficulties and recurring chest infections.

  • Participant 3 - A 28 year old female who had experienced weakness, pain and tingling in both the upper and lower limbs, depression, blurred vision, chronic fatigue, and numerous other afflictions. She was diagnosed with Lyme Disease with co-infection of Bartonella in 2007.

  • Participant 4 - A 37 year old female reported to the centre in 2010 and had been experiencing significant weakness in the lower limbs in addition to speech difficulties and dizziness. The effects had been experienced since she was a young child and tick bite had reportedly been experienced at least 15 years prior to reporting to the Stem Cell treatment facility.

  • Participant 5 - A 29 year old female attended the clinic having experienced weakness in her upper limbs, numbness in her lower limbs, speech difficulty, and loss of balance. She informed the centre that she had experienced multiple tick bites more than a decade earlier. She was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in late 2013.

What the Study Found

The findings of the study were extremely encouraging for all those hopeful for an eventual lyme disease cure.  All study participants reported significant improvements following Human Embryonic Stem Cell therapy. This was especially the case for the patients that were struggling to walk straight and having difficulties with balance. The reported outcome was that all these patients have regained their balance and are returning to their daily activities with less discomfort post-therapy.

Furthermore, patients reported significant results in improved vision, fewer tremors, decreased fatigue, no slurring of speech, as well as improvements in stamina and appetite. Lastly, some patients also reported a decrease in stiffness and numbness in the upper limbs.

Clearly this study is just one example to show the exciting opportunity that Stem Cell therapy can provide to those searching to resolve the persistent symptoms that chronic Lyme disease causes.  This is the hope that chronic sufferers of Lyme disease have been hoping for.

Keep checking back as we report on more and more positive findings in the world of Lyme’s disease treatment using Embryonic Stem Cells.

Article Source:

Shroff, G. (2015). Treatment of Lyme Disease with Human Embryonic Stem Cells: A Case Series.
https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/treatment-of-lyme-diseasewith-human-embryonic-stem-cells-a-case-series-2314-7326-1000167.php?aid=41847




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