Lyme Disease & Co-Infections

Taking the complexity out of a complex illness

Over the years of supporting those with Lyme Disease, Dr. Bean has come to realize how complex it can be to support those suffering from this infection, known as Borrelia burgdorferi. With the various training Dr. Bean has done with mentors to attending conferences, she has come to realize each and every person deserves their own unique and tailored plan.

The complexity of treating Lyme can be due to various underlying factors such as extreme stress, heavy metal toxicity, mold illness, to several other co-infections such as Bartonella to Babesia.

Dr. Bean sees you

You may be suffering from chronic fatigue, migrating body pain, neurological symptoms, extreme body pain to more unexplained symptoms that are unexplainable by your health care providers.

Dr. Bean understands that these symptoms can be the result of underlying chronic infections.

How does Dr. Bean structure a plan to address chronic infections?

The complexity of treating lyme and co-infections is uncovering the obstacles inhibiting the body to heal. Treatment will therefore be different for each individual who presents with a series of symptoms.

DID YOU KNOW...

...in 2013 CDC estimated there are over 300,000 new cases per year of Lyme Disease?

Chronic Infections

Chronic infections can look similar to others, which can make determining which infection to address first. Dr. Bean’s approach is using a combination of your health history, symptoms with the combination of more advanced testing to determine which infection to address first.

Common symptoms of these infections:

LYME Disease: Borrelia spp.

  • Fever, chills, lymphadenopathy, migrating pain around muscles and joints, chronic fatigue
  • Brain fog, headaches, loss of memory, poor judgment, problems with numbers and letter reversals
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Numbness and tingling, pins and needs, muscle twitching
  • Photophobia, floaters or spots in vision, pressure in eyes
  • Difficulty chewing, pain in teeth, chronic gingivitis, receding gums
  • Anxiety
  • Tachycardia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tinnitus, sensitive to sounds, ear popping
  • Night sweats

Common symptoms of Bartonella

  • Easily angered/rage
  • Neuropathy
  • Straie (purple stretch marks)
  • Head pressure and brain fog
  • Headaches
  • Lymph congestion to lymphadenopathy
  • Sore feet
  • Mood: anxiety, irritable, depressed
  • Eye irritation
  • Popping of joints
  • Cycles every 3 weeks
  • Primarily in endothelial lining of blood vessels
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Pelvic pain to interstitial cystitis
  • Chest pain/Palpitations
  • Myalgias/ arthralgias
  • Abnormal liver enzymes
  • Encephalopathy
  • Endocarditis/myocarditis
  • Hemolysis with anemia
  • Hepato-splenomegaly

Common symptoms of Babesia (intracellular protozoan)

  • Can really come on abruptly
  • Panic attack
  • Cognitive problems
  • Brain fog
  • Air hunger/ Shortness of breath
  • Day and night sweats. Can have drenching sweats
  • Heart palpitations
  • Petchiae
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches all over feels like nail in the head
  • Cough
  • Cycles: every 3-4 days
  • Amplifies Lyme symptoms 10 fold
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Elevation of liver enzymes
  • Hemolytic anemia

DID YOU KNOW...

...ticks can spread not only the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi but also 19 other co-infections.

TREATMENTS

Antibiotics

Dr. Bean ocassionally will use antibiotics but due to causing microbial resistance, decline of digestive function along with mitochondrial function, Dr. Bean advises to use antibiotics sparingly.

Detox

IV Therapy

  • High dose vitamin C
  • Artesunate
  • PolyMVA
  • ALA
  • NAD+

Herbal Medicine

  • Beyond Balance formulas
  • Byron White
  • Gemmo therapy

Core Support

  • Probiotics
  • Herbal anti-inflammatories
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Mitochondrial support
  • Cellular support

Out of Office Referral Support

  • Hyperbaric chamber
  • Hyperthermia
  • Ozone therapy

DID YOU KNOW...

...Approximately 10 to 20% of patients experience fatigue, muscle aches, sleep disturbance, or difficulty thinking even after completing a recommended course of antibiotic treatment.

Tests

Dr. Bean will discuss with you the specific tests to use to uncover chronic underlying infections:

  1. Lyme (Borrelia spp.)
  2. Bartonella
  3. Babesia
  4. Erlichia/Anaplasma
  5. Mycoplasma
  6. Viruses: EBV, CMV, Coxsackie, HSV and more
  7. Molds (mycotoxins)

Laboratory Companies Dr. Bean utilizes

IGeneX Inc.

ArminLabs GmbH

Galaxy Diagnostics

*Dr. Bean utilizes this test for more advanced testing for Bartonella

MicrobiologyDX

Training and Conferences Dr. Bean has completed:

  1. ILADS Conferences: 2016. 2017, 2019
  2. Lyme Solutions Conference 2018
  3. MAPS conferences 2016. 2017. 2018
  4. ART training Level I, II, III with Dr. Kinglhardt, MD 2017-2018
  5. Mentorship with Dr. Amy Derkson, ND 2018
  6. Continuing Education Lyme Conference in Vancouver 2019
  7. AAMP Chronic Infections conference 2019
  8. Beyond Balance Training: 2018 and 2019

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