How To Diagnose

How to Diagnose Chronic Lyme Disease. More Than A Test.

This new video article updates the first article from 2012. This latest video includes information on where and how to diagnose chronic Lyme.  With this information you can direct your primary care physician or another physician on the best ways to diagnose Lyme. This includes a review of the latest tests and best laboratory systems like IGenex and Armin Labs. Marty Ross MD

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It Could Be Bartonella or Babesia: The Symptoms and Signs.

In this article I describe how to diagnose Bartonella and Babesia. Testing is not perfect, so I diagnose these two Lyme co-infections based on the symptoms.

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How to Diagnose Babesia.

Babesia is a coinfection found in Lyme disease. Like the Lyme germ, babesia is transmitted by a tick bite. When present it should be treated early in a Lyme disease treatment. Unfortunately the tests for diagnosing babesia are unreliable. Here are the steps I recommend for diagnosing this infection.

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Mold and Lyme Toxin Illness

One reason some with Lyme disease have a hard time recovering is due to Mold Toxin Illness. Some also have problems removing Lyme toxins.

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When & How to Treat Chronic Viruses in Lyme: A Brief Guide.

Learn all about chronic virus infections in Lyme disease by Marty Ross MD. Treating chronic viruses is controversial. See why. See the best virus tests and how to treat chronic active virus infections with herbal antivirals and immune boosters in Lyme disease.

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A Silent Problem. Do You Have Yeast?

Too many yeast in the intestines (yeast overgrowth) is a common problem that occurs in those with chronic Lyme disease either during treatment or prior to beginning treatment. Antibiotics used to treat Lyme can lead to too many yeast. Immune suppression prior to starting antibiotics can also cause yeast overgrowth.

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Hypothyroidism. The Best Tests, Meds, &  Vitamins.

This paper is longer than usual. In it I provide a very detailed analysis of hypothyroidism in Lyme. Be patient as you read it. The "what to do part" is at the end. But to understand my recommendations you need to understand why most physicians approaches to thyroid illness do not work in Lyme.

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Positive Lyme Test. No Symptoms. Don't Treat.

In my webinars and medical practice, I am often asked what to do when someone has a positive Lyme test but is healthy with no symptoms of the disease. With the exception of an acute tick bite within the last 6 months, I don't recommend treating with herbal or prescription antibiotics in these situations. However, I do suggest that the person take steps to support his or her immune system. But if symptoms of Lyme disease develop, then he or she should begin herbal or prescription antibiotics.

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