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Fibromyalgia and Lyme: the link between fibromyalgia and Lyme disease

Fibromyalgia and Lyme

Lyme disease and fibromyalgia are closely related and their symptoms often overlap. Lyme is the world's number one vector-borne disease and the most common vector-borne disease in the world. mimics common conditions such as fibromyalgia (FM), chronic fatigue syndrome (myalgic encephalomyelitis), some autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, as well as psychiatric diseases such as depression and anxiety. Given that the blood tests to arrive at an accurate diagnosis of Lyme disease have so far proved to be unreliable, it is suspected that A high percentage of those diagnosed with fibromyalgia are Lyme disease cases.. Lyme and tick-borne infections are often one of the underlying causes of the problem.

In medicine, it is essential to get to the root cause of symptoms. In addition to infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease that can cause fibromyalgia, we find that patients often have multifactorial causes of their illness.

Currently, Ticks carry multiple bacterial, viral and parasitic infections that can be transmitted simultaneously.. Among them is Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease. Patients infected with Lyme disease and associated co-infections are much more resistant to standard therapies. This is one of the infections that can cause chronic fatigue and musculoskeletal pain.

The early stages of Lyme disease can be very difficult to diagnose, even with a blood test. In addition to physical examination findings, most doctors rely on environmental factors, such as tick exposure and the patient's medical history. It should not be forgotten that Some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia overlap with those of Lyme disease, particularly muscle pain and fatigue.

Lyme disease can affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in two ways: through neurotoxins and epigenetic changes. Imbalances in this axis can lead to the chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, insomnia and widespread pain, all of which are related to fibromyalgia.. There appears to be a strong link between Lyme disease and its co-infections and fibromyalgia.

Lyme disease involves a multitude of infections that may also include other complications such as heavy metal and chemical toxicity. If you really want to atomise Lyme disease and its co-infections, it is ideal to have a combination of advanced immunotherapy, aggressive natural antiviral, antifungal, intravenous antibiotics and biodetoxification. When all of these are provided by the appropriately trained integrative physician in a personalised treatment plan, these therapies will help bring the patient back to optimal health.

The 80% of fibromyalgia is a Lyme disease.

Most often 80 % of fibromyalgia cases are actually Lyme diseasewhich is not fibromyalgia as such, but the manifestation of an illness caused by a mosquito or tick bite due to borrelia burgdorferi infection. Symptomatic treatment will not solve the problem.

At Biosalud we try to discern whether the patient is suffering from Lyme disease, which manifests itself with symptoms similar to what is now known as fibromyalgia and is characterised by very specific muscular pain. The scientific community has located the points where these pains occur, but cannot find the cause of the pains.

The necessary treatment will be the one applied by Biosalud for Lyme disease, since apart from specific treatments for pain, it is necessary to look for the cause of the pain.. When fibromyalgia is combined with fatigue, we speak of chronic fatigue syndrome, and many of these cases are also caused by Lyme disease. Our Lyme treatment will be appropriate in such cases.

The biggest difficulty is that as it is an infection, everything that acidifies the body and tissues, i.e. everything that anti-inflammatory drugs produce, will increase or maintain the infection, i.e. fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome will not be cured. until they are treated with an anti-infective and personalised treatment.

At Biosalud we apply a treatment of fibromyalgia personalised that corrects the deviations from the biological point of view that the person has. We are going to regulate everything that is malfunctioning and try to eliminate the causes that are provoking fibromyalgia. We will have a result with high efficiency and we will be able to cure what is now considered in medicine as fibromyalgia.

There is undoubtedly a link between Lyme disease and fibromyalgia. It is absolutely advisable to rule out the first disease if you have symptoms or even a diagnosis of the second. At Biosalud, we offer the possibility of having this information and of approaching a effective treatment for Lyme disease.

Mariano Bueno

Dr. Mariano Bueno and his team

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