Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome
Lyme disease is an infectious disease that is caused by the Borrelia bacteria. The disease can be spread when ticks that carry the bacteria, bite humans to drink their blood. It is estimated that each year, approximately 365.000 people develop Lyme disease. Most of them are cured after treatment with antibiotics, but some patients have symptoms that persist for months or even years after treatment.
If symptoms persist for more than six months after treatment, this is called Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS). As there is no proven treatment for PTLDS, relieving its symptoms is of great importance to improve quality of life. A growing number of patients with PTLDS finds relief in the Wim Hof Method. You can try the method yourself by means of our free mini class.
Symptoms of PTLDS
Symptoms of Lyme disease can linger for months and even years after the initial treatment of the disease. About 10 percent of all Lyme disease patients develops Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome, sometimes also referred to as chronic Lyme disease. It is unclear why some patients develop PTLDS, while others do not. A number of experts believes that the symptoms are caused by a persistent but undetectable infection. Others blame an auto-immune response, triggered by the initial infection.
Symptoms related to Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS):
- - A level of fatigue comparable to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia;
- - Arthritis and joint stiffness;
- - Headaches and cognitive problems;
- - Numbness / loss of feeling;
- - Heart problems.
Treatment of PTLDS:
When Lyme disease is detected at an early stage and treated with the right kind of antibiotics, related symptoms usually disappear within six months after treatment. Scientific evidence shows that prolonged treatment with antibiotics has no significant positive effects when symptoms persist and a patient has developed PTLDS. Since the cause of Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome is unclear, there is no consensus on a recommended treatment for this particular condition.
Lyme disease relief with The Wim Hof Method
The Wim Hof Method is a method that can help you take control over your body and mind. Wim Hof used its principles to achieve extraordinary feats like running a half marathon in snow and ice on his bare feet, and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts. Scientists have studied Wim Hof and the effects of his method, and have found evidence that it can be used to influence one’s autonomic nervous system, resulting in an augmented immune response.
Many patients with Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome report that they use the Wim Hof Method to help them manage their symptoms. There has even been a trial with twenty-two PTLDS patients, who were trained in the method for ten weeks, while their progress was being monitored. The patients in this trial reported benefits such as more energy, less pain, and a significant reduction of Lyme related brain fog.
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