Patients shouldn’t take a “wait and see” approach when seeking help for Lyme disease
Lyme disease is so misunderstood and misdiagnosed that many people take a “wait and see” approach to seeking help for Lyme disease. The Lyme literate practitioners at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee encourage patients not to put off diagnosis and treatment. When ticks bite people, it’s best to get a medical opinion from a Lyme disease expert like Debra Muth ND, NP or Greg Brown MD and their team.
Begin seeking help for Lyme disease by searching for a Lyme literate practitioner
Seeking help for Lyme disease can be tricky for patients. When they pursue help from conventional medicine providers, their symptoms may be dismissed, ignored or misdiagnosed. On the other hand, a patient who sees a Lyme literate practitioner, like our functional medicine experts, is listened to attentively. Patient information is as important as testing when diagnosing Lyme disease.
Conventional medicine primarily relies on one or two tests to diagnose Lyme disease, and these tests do not always identify the disease in its earliest and most-treatable stages. Patients seeking help for Lyme disease from our providers discover that our staff does not rely on standard tests alone. Instead, our providers employ various testing methods and diagnostic tools to find the answers people need. In addition, our Lyme literate practitioners have the experience, knowledge and training to recognize the often hidden and hard to diagnose symptoms of Lyme disease.
Left untreated, Lyme disease causes more severe problems
When patients have suffered for months or years with the symptoms of Lyme disease because they were misdiagnosed, they are often hesitant about seeking help for Lyme disease. Procrastinating is a mistake because acute Lyme disease can become chronic, leading to more complicated problems, including neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiac, pulmonary and gastrointestinal symptoms.
Patients should never put off seeking help for Lyme disease. The compassionate and knowledgeable Lyme literate practitioners at our functional medicine clinic near Milwaukee are here to help. Contact us for an appointment.