Lyme disease is a disease that is transmitted to humans by ticks that carry the Borrelia type of bacteria. There are four groups of Borrelia: mayonii, burgdorferi, afzelii and garinii. Depending on the region the insect lives in, it has tendencies of carrying different bacteria, for example those placed in the United States are likely to have Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia mayonii, whilst Borrelia afzelii and Borrelia garinii present danger to residents of Europe and Asia.
Because this infectious disease is spread by ticks that are found in nature, victims of Lyme disease are usually those who spend a lot of time outdoors. This is why it is important to be aware of it, in order to take adequate precautions. It is also good to note that not all ticks are infectious and Lyme disease is less likely to develop in case the insect is attached to the skin less than 36 to 48 hours after the bite.
Symptoms of Lyme disease tend to come in stages. First sign is usually at the very place of the bite, where the red bump is formed. This is a common reaction to the bite of a tick and it doesn’t have to indicate Lyme disease. However, it is important to monitor any other signs and symptoms that may develop over the course of a month. One of the very important ones is the rash that appears around the bite mark in the form of a bull’s-eye pattern. Over time it expands and it can grow to be about 30 cm (12 inches). Other early problems are often flu-like and they involve fatigue, fever, headache, aches etc. Some of the uncommon, but still possible symptoms that develop in the course of few weeks after infection include irregular heartbeat (usually lasts for only a couple of days), inflammation of liver or eye and severe form of fatigue.
In case early symptoms are neglected and not treated for a while, the next stage of Lyme disease is developed, alongside new, more serious symptoms. Joint pain, usually in knees, becomes pretty severe and it can also come with swelling. Rashes known by the name Erythema migrans, spread out to different parts of the body. Some of the most dangerous symptoms of mature form of Lyme disease are neurological problems. Meningitis may develop, as well as other complicated brain problems. Bell’s palsy is a condition that paralysis one side of the face and is another one of the Lyme disease symptoms. Weak and numb limbs, muscles that are unable to move, nausea, vomiting, rashes etc are all sings that Lyme disease has progressed to the more serious stage.
Even though most Lyme disease cases are successfully treated with antibiotics if they are discovered early on, about 20% of its patients end up suffering from Chronic Lyme disease or Post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome. This brings many disabilities and up until recently patients had a hard time keeping them under control. It often revolves around Neuroborreliosis (central nervous system disorder, affecting the brain) and it creates numerous of complex symptoms and the condition that is not curable.
People from different parts of the world get infected by Borrelia virus, but in many countries Post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome is still not recognizable, therefore patients don’t have the access to the much needed treatment in their homeland. For example, this is a growing problem in Australia, where thousands of people are infected and prevalence is increasing, however, there are no government support for this condition. Swiss Medica has been a savior to many Australians and patients from other places, who were seeking help outside of their country borders, where this is treated as a non-existing condition, claiming there are no evidence of chronic Lyme disease.
Brain, nervous system, heart, circulation, muscles, joints, reproductive system, digestion and skin are some areas of the body that are targeted by chronic Lyme disease. Sometimes symptoms take even years to develop and it is impossible to predict when they might appear. These difficulties are very hard to resolve, leaving a patient in pain and disabled for regular daily activities.
New stem cell therapy is a discovery that is extremely helpful to all the Lyme disease patients whose condition progressed and left them with damage that causes symptoms that cannot be solved. Stem cells that are used for this therapy are extracted from patient’s own organism, because human system already posses them. They are a part of a repair system and during this procedure they are enriched and their number enlarged, which is why they are able to rebuild damaged areas inside organism more, in a completely natural way, reversing the symptoms of a condition.
Stem cell therapy done in Swiss Medica is completely safe because stem cells come from the body of a patient undergoing the procedure, therefore risk of rejection and side effects is annulled. It is done in four steps, that are simple and painless because of the use of anesthetics. Stem cells are firstly taken from patient’s body from bone marrow and/or adipose tissue. These cells are then separated in centrifuge machine and photo activated in AdiLight machine. After this process is done, patient intravenously receives the stem cells back into the body.
Alongside this main stem cell treatment, patient undergoes other therapies that help enhance and boost the end results, as well as fixing other problems inside the body. Lyme disease causes accumulation of toxins, heavy metals, pesticides, inflammations and other substances that are highly damaging to human system, which is why purifying the blood from them helps the body fight the bacteria and eliminating it from the organism. Apheresis is a useful technology that does this, filtrating the blood, leaving it more pure and healthy. This is a very important part of the Lyme disease treatment, which helps the body return to the state it was before the infection. Detoxification, intravenous laser blood therapy and oxygen therapy are all additional treatments crucial for Lyme disease patients.
Right after the stem cell treatment some improvements can be apparent, but in order for the effects to fully develop, 2-4 months need to pass. Patient will have much more energy, symptoms drastically decrease and overall health is at a much better state.
Advantages of Stem Cell therapy in Swiss Medica clinics:
- Side effects and rejection free
- Avoidance of any allergic and immune reactions
- Does not require general anesthesia
- The period of time between getting lipoaspirate and injection of the activated stem cells is only a few hours (in case of using own stem cells)
Our patients are grateful for the risk-free proven results with the assistance of highly-skilled professionals who understand the importance of personalized care, quality and confidence.
Swiss Medica Clinic is a medical centre that offers patients the most innovative therapies. We use the unique technology of application of autologous photo-activated stem cells previously extracted from fat cells using mini-liposuction. Also, donated stem cells can be used. The highest standards of treatment and investigative research are upheld on every step of the treatment.
The package includes:
- — Transfer from / to the airport
- — Interpretation services
- — Specially developed individual balanced diet
- — Medical tests, diagnostics
- — Doctors consultations (specialists in neurology, psychiatry, psychology, neurorehabilitation, nutrition)
- — Medications
- — Stem cell therapy
- — Physiotherapy
- — Psychotherapy
- — Follow-up if needed
Optional additional therapy:
- — Regenerative cell therapy
- — Xenon gas rehabilitation therapy (inhalation procedure)
- — Mesodiencephalic modulation (transcranial electrostimulation of the brain)
- — Ozone therapy
- — Cryotherapy
- — Neurorehabilitation