At IHF Clinic we have been presented with and successfully treated an increasing number of patients suffering from Lyme disease. In light of the difficulties in diagnosing this complex disease, we have developed a testing system based on the newest available scientific data, alongside clinical assessments grounded in experience and expert opinion.
In order to be able to accurately assess the clinical image, we ask our patients to complete a detailed questionnaire as a means of primary screening. Further consultations and GP screenings (along with a detailed anamnesis) complete the clinical presentation.
We use a multi-leveled approach to laboratory diagnostics, utilising several different tests, serology and immunochemistry. Flow cytometry techniques are used to screen for basic inflammation factors.
Based on worldwide health authorities' guidelines, we focus primarily on the symptomatic signs of Lyme disease and use laboratory testing as additional confirmation. Since Lyme is a complex condition with multiple coinfections and consequential co-morbidities, we aim to identify and treat the entire spectrum of conditions present in Lyme patients.
Our treatment protocols are highly personalised and adapted to suit each individual patient, based on:
In most cases, Primary treatment consists of multi-phase antibiotic treatments of varying antibiotics in several stages, cycling between oral and intravenous. Where antibiotics are used for treatment we support this with pre and probiotics along with other medication, to minimise the potential impact on gut flora. This approach is developed with the intention of killing off all the different forms of the Borrelia bacterium as well as covering as much of the coinfections and opportunistic infections as possible.
We consider supplementary and adjuvant treatments to be almost as important as the primary treatments. These consist of intravenous supplementation and supportive medication, which boost the immune system response, support the body's own systems, increase recuperation and regeneration and help alleviate symptoms.
IHF clinic uses a bespoke approach to tackle this very complex condition. Every patient we treat receives a detailed explanation of the treatment involved, and how it will work to treat their condition. We also offer access to our team of doctors and biomedical scientists who are able to fully cover the whole spectrum of Borrelia and its associated coinfections and conditions.
We will also advise you on any necessary diet and lifestyle changes needed to maximise the efficacy of the treatment. Treatment durations vary greatly from patient to patient, and last as long as it is necessary to achieve the best possible results.
If you suspect that you may have Lyme disease, with your contact details including a phone number. It will be assessed free of charge by a member of our medical team who will then contact you in person to discuss the results with a view to a recommended course of treatment.
Those experiencing chronic Lyme disease or 'Post Lyme Syndrome' often require more intensive antibiotic treatment by way of intravenous (IV) infusions. At IHF Clinic, we can deliver IV infusions of antibiotics for Lyme, along with IV infusions of any supplements/vitamins that are prescribed to support and promote your recovery.