Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans blood by the bite of an infected tick. It is a disease that can have serious health consequences if not diagnosed and treated appropriately.
The symptoms of Lyme disease can be varied and diverse, which makes it difficult diagnose. Common symptoms are: erythema migrans, joint pain, fever, fatigue, edema, headaches, as well as cardiac arrhythmias and neurological symptoms.
Lyme disease treatment depends on the stage of the disease and may include antibiotics as well as medications to relieve its symptoms. With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, the prognosis for recovery is usually good. However, when Lyme disease is left untreated, it can lead to serious complications such as arthritis, encephalitis, and even blindness and speech disorders.
There are case studies that confirm the effectiveness of oxygen therapy as a therapy supporting the treatment of Lyme disease.
What effect can hyperbaric oxygen have on Lyme disease symptoms?
- Oxygen therapy allows you to fight anaerobic bacteria (such as Borrelia burgdorferi),
- Increased oxygen distribution facilitates better tissue nutrition, which supports healing,
- Hyperbaric therapy improves blood circulation and microcirculation, thanks to which it reduces swelling and relieves pain,
- Oxygen in large quantities also allows you to accelerate the regeneration of the nervous system, which is often damaged by the Borrelia bacteria.