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Lyme Disease Lab Testing

Lyme disease can be difficult to diagnose. Sadly, recent data shows more than 85% of Lyme disease patients were not diagnosed until after four months of illness and over 70% saw four or more doctors before receiving a diagnosis.[1] There are several reasons for this difficulty, including the fact that many people don’t remember a tick bite, EM rash isn’t always present, Lyme symptoms mimic so many other conditions, and current FDA-approved/CDC-recommended testing fails to...

How Do You Prevent Lyme Disease?

Prevention is the best treatment for Lyme disease. If you live in a Lyme-endemic area, you’re probably well aware of common Lyme Disease prevention strategies, primarily protecting yourself against ticks and any exposed skin they may be attracted to. Our recommendations for the prevention of tick-borne illness are non-toxic and start before you leave your home to explore the great outdoors. Permethrin is a non-toxic insecticide that’s registered for use by the Environmental Protection Agency....

What Are Lyme Disease Coinfections

Ticks can carry and transmit more than just Borrelia, the primary pathogen responsible for a Lyme Disease infection. You can get infected with multiple species of bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi with a single tick bite. Alternatively, you may have contracted them earlier and carried them unaware, only to have them take advantage of your weakened immune system during a Lyme infection. These coexisting foreign invaders are called coinfections. The most common coinfections in the...

What Are the Stages and Symptoms of Lyme Disease?

Lyme symptoms are characterized by three progressive stages of the disease: early localized, early disseminated and late disseminated (chronic). Symptoms generally include rash, swelling, headache, fever, and fatigue, but Lyme is called “The Great Imitator” because its symptoms are virtually indistinguishable from over 350 other conditions. Without confirmation of a tick bite or the presence of a skin rash, Lyme is commonly misdiagnosed, delaying critical treatment. What is Early Localized (Acute) Lyme Disease?   Early...

How Do You Get Lyme Disease?

While emerging research suggests Lyme could be transmitted sexually or gestationally, via blood transfusion, or by mosquitoes, we’re certain humans get Lyme disease from tick bites infected with one of 18 known species of Borrelia cause Lyme. Borrelia burgdorferi, spread by the black-legged tick, commonly called a deer tick, causes nearly all Lyme disease cases in North America. Borrelia mayonii represents fewer cases, as it’s found only in the upper Midwest. In Europe and Asia,...

What is the history of Lyme Disease?

Although it wouldn’t have a name or known causative agent for nearly one hundred years, Lyme disease research dates back to 1883 when a German physician, Alfred Buchwald, recorded serious deterioration of skin tissue called acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (ACA). We now recognize ACA as a classic symptom of late-stage European Lyme disease. In 1908, when Swedish dermatologist Arvid Afzelius first described the classic Lyme-related bullseye rash, erythema migrans (EM), he suspected it may have resulted...

The greatest testimony to the benefits and results of the treatments offered at Brio-Medical comes from the inspiring stories told by actual patients and their families. From helpless PET scans to Western Blot Tests indicating no positive bands, we can say that our research and dedication have made a difference in the lives of our patients. Don’t take our word for it, please take a moment to watch these amazing stories and know that we are always ready and eager to make a difference in your life or the life of a loved one who may be dealing with chronic illness.

I Saw Dr Kollin For Cancer Prevention. In 2014 I Had Pain On The Left Side Which Occasionally Radiated To My Left Breast. An U/S Showed Nothing But Fibrous Breasts. The Origin Of The Pain Could Never Be Pinpointed. She Had Me Apply A Lotion To My Torso Daily. After A Few Months, I Began To Have Eruptions Under The Left Breast And Increased The Lotion Applications As Instructed. The Eruptions Progressed, The Pain On The Left Side Increased. After 4 Months The Eruptions Stopped And The Skin Healed. The Pain On The Left Side Is Gone. Follow Up U/S Has Shown That The Breasts Are No Longer Fibrous. Incidentally, They Are No Longer Tender When Menstruating. I Am So Thankful For Dr. Kollin. She Listened And Supported Me. She Is Truly Caring."

AB, Cancer Patient
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