Lyme 101: Just the Basics
Please join North Coast Family Health as we offer the first class in an ongoing series on Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases (tbd). If you are concerned you or somebody you know has Lyme or you’ve already received the diagnosis and are being treated, these classes can provide valuable insight. Perhaps you’re wondering about the controversy surrounding Lyme or you remember your doctor mentioning the Herxheimer reaction, but don’t remember what it is. These classes can help clarify any questions you may have!
Common Symptoms of Lyme and Tick Borne Disease:
1. Become familiar with the most common symptoms of Lyme disease, bartonella, babesia, and other tbd. This allows you to advocate for your own health, so you can ensure that your doctor is not missing a major piece of your health puzzle. Educated and engaged patients often have the best outcomes as they can offer the most useful information to their doctors and open a dialogue about their health.
Diagnosis of Tick Borne Disease:
2. Understand the many tests used by Lyme literate doctors. Lyme has become quite a controversial disease, and a major reason is because of the inadequacy of many tests available. The Lyme diagnosis is widely regarded as a “clinical diagnosis,” meaning the diagnosis is made based on a combination of symptoms and test results. We’ll discuss the testing options as well as the controversy around Lyme.
Treatment of Tick Borne Disease:
3. Now that you have the Lyme or other tbd diagnosis, what’s the next step? In this portion of the talk, we’ll discuss the most common treatment options for tbd, including both pharmaceutical and natural treatments. In addition to talking about options for killing the bugs, we’ll also discuss supportive treatments to lessen the discomfort and pain many tbd patients experience.
Maintaining Health After Treatment:
4. The last portion of this class will focus on the path forward. You’ve been successfully treated for Lyme and other tbd, now what do you do? How do you keep yourself healthy?
Class Format: 35-45min information presented in a conversational format, followed by 15-20min Q&A. Lindsay DeHaas, ND and Jacob Aguiar, ND will be the primary presenters.
Class Schedule: classes will be held the second Thursday of each month from 7-8pm. We will also be hosting a Lyme and tick borne disease support group monthly, on the fourth Thursday from 7-8pm.
Class Location: North Coast Family Health, 875 Greenland Rd Unit A-1, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
Cost: Free with $10 suggested donation
Come by and be part of the discussion. We’d love to have you.
The North Coast Family Health Team